An Evening In Paris – At the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower, a global icon and one of the major tourist attractions of Paris is surely a must visit. Its almost impossible not to visit the Eiffel Tower when you are in Paris! This 324 meters tall structure has three levels, that is the First Floor – 57 m, Second Floor – 115 m  and the Summit (Third Floor) – 276 m above ground level . The first two floors are accessible both by stairs and elevator, though to reach the Summit, you need to take the elevator from the second floor. Normally there is a long queue to visit these various floors. So to avoid the queue, I booked the tickets in advance from the Official Ticket Office to visit the Summit, but I got the time slot of 9:30 PM. I was not very happy with it initially as I was visiting in the month of November and I knew it would be quite cold. But left with no other choice, I had to opt for it!

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower in the evening

I wanted to have a look at the Eiffel tower in the day light as well. The day I had the reservation, it was extremely cold and windy and I could get a view of only 1/3 rd of the Eiffel Tower initially!

First view of Eiffel Tower I got. This was at 12:00 PM!

First view of Eiffel Tower I got. This was at 12:00 PM!

View of Eiffel Tower from the Trocadéro side. There are various ways to approach Eiffel Tower.

View of Eiffel Tower from the Trocadéro side. There are various ways to approach Eiffel Tower and this was one of them.

Fountains, gardens and sculptures at the Trocadéro, opposite to Eiffel Tower

Fountains, gardens and sculptures at the Trocadéro, opposite to Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower from below

Eiffel Tower from below

By evening, the skies were clear and gave a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower

By evening, I got a full view of the Eiffel Tower

Looking at the crazy weather I was in a dilemma whether to come back at 9:30 PM or not. Though later I decided to brace the cold by adding lots of layers and I guess it was a good decision. Not only did I get a clear 360 degree panoramic view of Paris from the Summit, but also the entire experience was totally worth it! At the Summit, as expected it was extremely windy and it was really difficult to take a picture without shaking a bit.

View of Emile Anthoine stadium from the Eiffel Tower

View of Emile Anthoine stadium from the Eiffel Tower

View of the Trocadéro side alongwith River Seine. This is the northern side.

View of the Trocadéro side alongwith River Seine. This is the northern side.

View of the Trocadéro side from Eiffel Tower. You can see Musée De La Marine, Musée de l’Homme, Palais De Challiot and the Trocadéro gardens here.

Another view of the Trocadéro side from Eiffel Tower. You can see Musée De La Marine, Musée de l’Homme, Palais De Challiot and the Trocadéro gardens here.

This is the Eastern side. Along with River Seine, we can get a view of the Debilly Footbridge and Arc De Triomphe, both with historical significance

This is the Eastern side. Along with River Seine, we can get a view of the Debilly Footbridge and Arc De Triomphe, both with historical significance

View of Hotel Des Invalides with the shiny golden dome. This is actually royal chapel which houses 5 museums.

View of Hotel Des Invalides with the shiny golden dome. This is actually royal chapel which houses 5 museums. This is the Southern Side.

Another view of the Western Side. The tower lit by blue lights is the Montparnesse tower which is 210 m tall.

The tower lit by blue lights is the Montparnesse tower which is 210 m tall. This is at the Southern side.

View of Champ De Mars and Ecole Militaire at the western side

View of Champ De Mars and Ecole Militaire at the southern side

View of the River Seine at the Western Side

View of the River Seine at the Western Side

You can enjoy a glass of champagne at the Summit.

You can enjoy a glass of champagne at the Summit.

At the Summit, you can have a look at the Gustave Eiffel’s office which has been restored to its original condition. It has like wax models, which depicts the scene of the Tower’s creator and his daughter Claire welcoming the famous American inventor, Thomas Edison. Even the gramophone which was gifted to Gustave Eiffel can be seen.

At the Summit, you can have a look at the Gustave Eiffel’s office which has been restored to its original condition. It has like wax models, which depicts the scene of the Tower’s creator and his daughter Claire welcoming the famous American inventor, Thomas Edison. Even the gramophone which was gifted to Gustave Eiffel can be seen.

History of Eiffel Tower

History of Eiffel Tower

View of the Summit from the second floor of Eiffel Tower.

View of the Summit from the second floor of Eiffel Tower.

On the second floor and first floor of Eiffel Tower, there are restaurants and souvenir shops. On the first floor there is a section made up of glass floor which gives you a good view of the ground floor. That was a good experience to walk 57 m above the ground on a transparent floor!

Eiffel Tower

On the whole it was a beautiful experience, one which I would cherish for a long time!

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62 comments on “An Evening In Paris – At the Eiffel Tower
  1. CEagle says:

    Lovely photographs ! Paris looks amazingly beautiful at evening from the Eiffel tower 🙂

  2. Nitin says:

    It’s on my list, for long. Almost went there last year. You have well captured the essence there, and in process revived my intentions of going there. 🙂

  3. Lovely views of the Eiffel!
    I never went up the tower, so thanks for the views from up there as well.
    Have a Happy Week ahead.
    Peace 🙂

  4. Vaish says:

    Beautiful captures, my choice is the Evening view of the tower 🙂

  5. ladyfi says:

    Wonderful shots of this Parisian icon!

  6. Peter B says:

    So many great photos! I really like the shots from the Summit!!

  7. ewok1993 says:

    One of those spots in the world that never fails to impress.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  8. artmusedog says:

    Lovely series of photos of Paris ~ doesn’t everyone love Paris ~ ^_^

    Wishing you peace in each day ~ ^_^

  9. my favorite trip till date, infact i went to capture the tower twice once during the day and other during the night, you have amazing shots there Arun 🙂

  10. magiceye says:

    Beautiful photo essay of the Parisian icon!

  11. Shanta TS says:

    The night pictures..they are glorious, Arun.

    http://amillionvoicesinside.com/

  12. Joyful says:

    Beautiful post and photos. Very nice. I didn’t know about the glass floor. I guess if I ever get there, which I hope to, I need to wear pants!

  13. Wonderful pictures Arun:)

  14. this is absolutely classic post, I love to visit there soon..

  15. Ah the colors ! Brilliant. The city at night looks fantastic too.

    Cheers,
    Rajiv

  16. Nice Arun; have been there once; so this post brings back many fond memories:)
    Thanks for sharing and your pics are beautiful!

  17. Sneh Asnani says:

    Wow.. amazing shots from the Eiffel. This reminds me of my trip to Paris.. we didn’t go on top of Eiffel as there was too much crowd and queue.. nice post!!!

  18. Ami Bhat says:

    Sigh! I am so nostalgic now. Eiffel tower sure has different colors during the day. Nicely captured

  19. Sri Kri says:

    Wonderful shots of the Eiffle Tower.:)

    Cheers,
    Sriram & Krithiga

  20. Last time I went to Paris, I never climbed the tower. Hopefully I will be able to do it this time around.

  21. The night view of the city from the top is simply stunning!! Have been to the Eiffel Tower during the day, would love to visit it someday in the night. It looks so beautiful.

  22. Archie says:

    The tall dark n handsome love of my life 😊😊 beautiful pics Arun 😊

  23. that is some cool pictures 🙂

  24. Gorgeous shots of Eiffel Tower and the city from its summit. The night views are stunning.

  25. Beautiful pictures, I hope I will go one day. I was wondering if they allow tripod? Because your pictures are quite sharp at night!

    • Arun says:

      Thanks Mridula 🙂
      I guess they do allow tripods though I didn’t carry mine, which was a mistake! It was very windy and was becoming difficult at times to capture the pictures.

  26. Absolutely scintillating it looks for above. I have been to Eureka SkyDeck in Melbourne and can relate to the thrill ☺️

  27. Indrani says:

    I have seen ET but nothing like how you saw it… one third!!!! 🙂
    Great captures from top.

  28. Pictures are just amazing…… between great post 🙂
    I haven’t been there ever but got mesmerized after looking at the pictures.

  29. Eiffel tower is on top of my wishlist. I’ve always had stopovers at Paris. High time I go there. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures.

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