Once again, the tour Eiffel !!

This is actually a  new post with older pictures to tell you once again on the tour Eiffel of Paris, of course…I have written several posts on it but this monument is for some reason beyond me a very popular spot. The Eiffel Tower is located on the north end of the Champ de Mars, a large public park in the 7éme arrondissement of Paris. You can find the tower at the intersection of the Quai Branly and the Pont d’Iéna. The Eiffel Tower is not only a symbol of Paris but a symbol for all of France.


Let me tell you my disclaimer. I came here first in 1990 with my dear late wife Martine , and had gone regularly until 2005 and stop !! However, my office world HQ, was very near and I needed to pass by it walking every month! Not to mention the times passing by car !!  Nice memories of family visits, and even a business event held there !. It is has change with more hassles on security and larger crowds, not a good environment me think.


Trying to keep it short, the tour Eiffel has 1665 steps to the top, and it has its contrictions according to the weather anywhere from 6-7 cm expand or retract; on clear days you can see as far as 67 kms ( 41.5 miles). It is the most visited monument in France, the most visited country and Paris the most visited city according to the UN-WTO (United Nations-World Tourism Organisation ) official international tourism records as of before the pandemic virus figures. The new antenna culminates the Eiffel Tower at a height of 320.75 meters. In 2000, a new UHF (Ultra High Frequency) antenna led to a modification of the height of the Tower, which rose to 324 meters. There are a total of 120 antennas up with 45 TV Channels and 32 radio stations. To our days , all TV from here is numeric. About 7 seven million visitors discover the Eiffel Tower each year and around 20 million come to admire it without necessarily going up. Figures that make you dizzy indeed.

Paris tour Eiffel driving by nov11

In a day, the attendance depends on the time of year, the weather conditions and the day of the week. In general, it will be more comfortable to start your visit early in the morning, before 10h30 or at the end of the day after 17h, or even in the evening. My advice: the 2nd floor already allows you to have an incredible view of Paris. But if you don’t have the time and/or budget for the summit, that’s okay. You can use the stairs to walk up to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. That’s exactly 674 steps to climb! In total, there are 1665 steps from the forecourt to the top of the Eiffel Tower, but the stairs between the 2nd floor and the top are not open to the public. Discover at the top of the Eiffel Tower the reconstruction of Gustave Eiffel’s office; composed of realistic wax figures, this space evokes the builder of the tower and his daughter Claire receiving the famous American inventor Thomas Edison. It’s a nice view of Paris but will take the other tower…

Paris tour Eiffel from terr palais de chaillot , ecole militaire,montparnasse apr09

The surroundings of the Eiffel Tower will be transformed in depth by 2024 to create a new urban park in the heart of Paris. The layout and reception of visitors will be redesigned. Priority will be given to vegetation and soft mobility. First transformation, Place du Trocadéro. Vehicular traffic will be shifted to the north for the benefit of pedestrians. A green esplanade will offer an unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower. The paths to the east and west of the Fontaine de Varsovie or Warsaw fountain will be redone. Only public transport, emergency vehicles and bicycles will be allowed to circulate there.

The Place du Trocadéro would be pedestrianised. An esplanade would replace the space currently allocated to cars. Only buses, emergency vehicles, bicycles and scooters and pedestrians can use the Pont d’Iéna. The space under the Eiffel Tower would be free. Quai Branly will be planted and the sidewalks of the Emile-Anthoine building will be renovated to improve the experience of visitors from the Bir-Hakeim metro station. The roadway will be planted with hedges and shrubs to protect pedestrians from car traffic. Place Jacques-Rueff , this square becomes entirely pedestrian, the circulation of buses 42 and 69 is reorganized.

The tour Eiffel is handle by the Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE): https://sete.toureiffel.paris/en

The official Tour Eiffelhttps://www.toureiffel.paris/en

The Paris tourist office on the Eiffel tower: https://en.parisinfo.com/paris-museum-monument/71062/La-tour-Eiffel

 The Île de France region tourist office on the Eiffel tower: https://www.visitparisregion.com/en/eiffel-tower

There you go folks, another dandy monument in my eternal Paris , and you will do well to plan ahead to see it nowdays. However, if not, remember Paris is worth living for it, Again, hope you enjoy again the tour Eiffel of Paris as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!


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