view of the Eiffel Tower
So, its pretty difficult to go to Paris without admiring the stunning Eiffel Tower, and it really is mesmerising to see in person. My first glimpse was from Montmartre, it being the tallest point in the city, I was able to see it lit up the evening we arrived and couldn't wait to see it up close. So, my next set of tips revolve around the beautiful eiffel tower...
360 degree views of the city from the Montparnasse
at the viewing point of Montparnasse
7. If you are thinking of going up the iconic Eiffel Tower, then be prepared to face very long queues and a bit of a heavy price if travelling on a budget. However, if you fancy having views of the city with the stunning tower in your photo's then I would recommend going to the Montparnasse tower and seeing the city from their 52nd open roof viewing point. It is included on the Paris Pass that I mentioned in a previous post and there was only a few other people there. Sounding too good to be true, its not, but you will have to suffer posing for a cheesy tourist photo on entrance (which you do not have to buy) and the cafe there is extremely overpriced. Apart from these little grievances it was definitely a worthwhile place to visit...
8. At night the eiffel tower really comes to life, and is a must for any photographer out there. We took our cameras and tripod and took the metro to Bir-Hakeim which is almost beneath the tower and walked to the Trocadéro. From Bir-Hakeim you get stunning shots of the glowing structure close up and as you walk across the river to the Trocadéro to capture the entire tower. There is a buzzing atmosphere here at night and I also enjoyed a chocolate crepe to warm me up.
At certain times the tower completely sparkles with white flashing lights, it is absolutely stunning
more to come soon, maisy xx