This budget tip is short and sweet!
Conventional wisdom states that you never buy anything at a tourist spot since prices are usually inflated. Surprisingly, this is not the case for bottled water at the Eiffel Tower.
Bottled water is actually sold cheaper at the snack shop on the 1st platform in the Pavillon Ferrie (south side of the tower) than by the vendors on the street. Shocking, I know!
If you have taken the stairs, you will definitely want to stop and purchase a much needed bottle! It is also a good idea to buy one even if you didn’t take the stairs just in case you get thirsty exploring the rest of the tower. And…it is not a bad idea to purchase a bottle before you leave the tower especially if you plan to walk around Champs de Mars or Trocadero. You don’t want to get stuck overpaying.
A bonus tip: Also in Pavillon Ferrie are nice clean (and somewhat hidden) restrooms.Take the stairs next to the information window which is located next to the snack shop and across from the gift shop.
Also part of the monthly #AllAboutFrance hosted by Phoebe of Lou Messugo.