Bonne Annee mes amis! Happy New Year my friends!
I see no better way to kick off 2016 than with THE icon of Paris – the Eiffel Tower. Nearly everyone who plans a visit to Paris, at the very least, plans to see the Iron Lady if not explore the site. But with 7 million visitors each year, waiting in line to ascend the Eiffel Tower can easily eat up tons of precious sightseeing time.
You can, of course, book in advance your lift tickets which is a must if you plan to take the elevator up the tower but this does restrict you to an exact day and time with no option to change in case of rain or a cloudy day.
However, if you like to maximize your time AND have flexibility in your schedule, I recommend taking the stairs up the Eiffel Tower. Now, before you pass out, it is not as bad as it sounds and is a fantastic way to see the intricate iron work up close. Continue reading