Paris budget tip: FREE view of the Eiffel Tower
Paris is an expensive city to visit but that doesn’t mean you have to give up items on your to-do list like see a great view of the Eiffel Tower. While there are plenty of great places to see the Eiffel Tower like the top of the Arch de Triomphe or the observation tower on top of Tour Montparnasse, these cost money and sometimes you just need a little budget help.
One of my favorite places to see the Eiffel Tower and a really lovely view of the cityscape of Paris is from the terrace on top of Galeries Lafayette department store! And importantly, it is completely FREE!
Galeries Lafayette is located at 40 Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement (metro: Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette) and the best way to get to the terrace is to take the escalators up at each floor. There are elevators but they are very slow arriving, small and often very full.
As you plan both your Paris itinerary and your Paris budget, be sure to consider the Galeries Lafayette terrace.
It is also part of the monthly #AllAboutFrance hosted by Phoebe of Lou Messugo.