Romance from on high

The Eiffel Tower is the international symbol of Paris, France and romance. Gustave Eiffel designed it for the 1889 world’s fair, not knowing that it would become a global icon. Countless marriage proposals have taken place here. But it’s not just for lovebirds – around 7 million tourists visit the tower every year. They can use the lifts or stairs to reach the viewing platforms, where they are rewarded with an unparalleled view of Paris.

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The Eiffel Tower in frog's perspective

The Eiffel Tower in frog's perspective

Going up the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower has 3 floors, each of which affords a fantastic view. Visitors can go up a lift in one of the legs or take the stairs up to level 2. The latter option is cheaper and saves on queuing time. The lifts cover more than 100,000 kilometres every year and include an ingenious brake system which allows for a smooth descent at a constantly changing angle. It is also reassuring to know that the tower is designed so that it barely moves in strong winds.

Romantic Paris

Romantic Paris

Ultimate romance

Although all of Paris can be called romantic, the Eiffel Tower is in a class of its own. Hundreds of couples gather on the stairs and in the gardens of Trocadéro to enjoy the golden lights that rain over the tower like a waterfall every hour. The perfect end to a day in the city of love is a dinner at one of the restaurants in the tower, or a drink in the champagne bar on the top floor – a glass of bubbly in your hand, a candlelight dinner and Paris literally at your feet. Just remember that the prices are almost as high as the tower itself.

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