1. With a guided tour
The Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, drawing in over 7 million visitors each year! With so many people desperate to get a glimpse of the iconic landmark, it’s no surprise that there are often long queues to get in. During peak times, queues can be up to 2 hours long! But, a visit to Paris isn’t complete until you’ve ticked the Eiffel Tower off your bucket list. By pre-booking skip-the-line tickets in advance, you won’t have to worry about the notoriously long lines. An Eiffel Tower Guided Tour includes skip-the-line entry and you’ll get to learn all about the history and architecture of the famous landmark from an expert guide.
2. From the river
Set sail on a sightseeing adventure with a cruise along the famous River Seine. With a Hop-on Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise Ticket, you can see several of the city’s most famous landmarks at a relaxed pace, from the comfort of a glass-covered boat. You’ll have the freedom to get off the boat and explore, with a number of convenient stops along the way. Look out for the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral to name just a few.
3. From a rooftop bar
After a long day exploring the city, why not relax and unwind with a refreshing cocktail (or two!)? Rooftop bars are a great way to combine an evening out with a bit of sightseeing. You won’t even have to get out of your seat! There are plenty of places to choose from in Paris, but if you want to be able to see the Eiffel Tower, it’s worth doing a bit of research beforehand. Le 43 Cocktail Bar is a lovely rooftop terrace on the 9th floor of the Holiday Inn Hotel, with colourful plants and flickering candles creating a cosy atmosphere. You’ll be able to see both the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre from the bar.
Le Deli-Cieux is an affordable option loved by locals, that’s located on the 9th floor of Le Printemps Department Store. For something really special though, try the rooftop terrace on the highest floor of the Shangri-La hotel. The drinks here are quite pricey, but you’ll get amazing, close up views of the Eiffel Tower. Open until 11:30pm, you’ll have the perfect chance to see the Eiffel Tower’s dazzling light display!
4. From the Tour Montparnasse
Walking up the Eiffel Tower is definitely a bucket list-worthy activity, although if you really want to stand back and admire the famous landmark, it’s best to do so from a distance. This way, you can see it in all its glory. The Montparnasse tower can often get overlooked as it’s not as striking as the Eiffel tower, but it does offer a great view of the structure! In just 38 seconds, a lift will take you straight to the 56th floor, where you can take in spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the city. During the summer, there’s even a champagne bar on the terrace, so you can enjoy a glass while you toast your holiday!
5. With a meal
Did you know, you can actually dine inside the Eiffel Tower? If you’re looking for a unique way to see this famous tourist attraction, you can’t get much better than this! The 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant is located on the first floor, boasting mesmerising panoramic views of the Trocadero area of Paris. You’ll benefit from fast access to the restaurant, so you won’t have to wait around in long queues either! Guests can enjoy a 3-course “chic-picnic” lunch from just £37pp, where your meal is delivered to your table in a picnic basket. Creamy button mushroom soup with goat cheese, roasted chicken breast with a port cream sauce and Guanaja chocolate mousse are just a few of the mouth-watering dishes on the menu. If you want to see the tower sparkle, visit for dinner instead.
6. From the Arc de Triomphe
The Arc de Triomphe is another popular tourist spot on the Champs-Élysées, and with the bustling line of shops nearby, it’s also a great place to indulge in a bit of retail therapy. But, back to sightseeing! If you climb the 284 steps to the top of the monument, you’ll be greeted by one of the most impressive views in Paris, that of course includes the Eiffel Tower. The attraction is open from 10am-11pm, so you can visit during the day, or at night if you want to see the beautiful city illuminated. Cross two top attractions off your list at once with a visit to the Arc de Triomphe.
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