We woke up to glorious sunshine on our last day which was perfect, we had been hoping for at least one clear day for when were off to admire the city from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Due to us not wanting to commit to a day and relying heavily on the weather forecast for this, I only looked into pre-booking tickets a couple of weeks before our trip, so that being said it was impossible to book any time slots in advance. We probably had to queue about 2 hours to just get in a lift to go up to the 2nd floor, with then another 45mins queuing to get to the 3rd floor, then 20mins to go back down to the 2nd floor. Sick of waiting we then climbed the stairs down from the 2nd to the 1st, then ground.
1st Floor view of the Trocadero Gardens, this is where we sat the night before to watch the light show.
We grabbed some lunch from a cafe on the 2nd Floor and sat by a bench with this as our view.
The 1st Floor of the Tower has these clear parts in the floor so you can see the ground below, it was cool to see all the detailing of the structure in the towers shadow. This floor also has the most information about the Tower and it’s history.
1st Floor view of the Champ de Mars.
Whilst waiting for the lift from the 2nd Floor to the 3rd my mum surprised me with these adorable Eiffel Tower sweets.
Top Floor view of the Arc Du Triomphe, the Top Floor of the Tower views are breathtaking. As well as 360* views of the City there’s also a champagne bar if you fancy a little bubbly whilst you’re up there.
1st Floor view of the Seine… can you spot the Arc du Triomphe?
Staying warm on the Top Floor of the Eiffel Tower in my beaut Ozzy Cardigan from MXCI.
Top Floor view of the Trocadero.
Top Floor view of the Champ de Mars.
After coming down the Tower we had a quick walk in the Champ de Mars purely to get an ice cream then headed for a walk in the sun by the Seine towards the Arc du Triomphe and Champs Elysees.
This isn’t the famous padlock bridge (which I actually think has now had the locks removed) but I think padlocks make an appearance on all bridges along the Seine in imitation.
I left with a souvenir box of 6 (very expensive) Macaroons.