1 WEEK IN PARIS – DAY 2

La Tour Eiffel

Timing 9h00 – midnight 
Price 17€ (With lift)
Metro Trocadéro (6 – 9) – École militaire (8) – Bir-Hakeim (6)

Champ de mars (RER C)

I would suggest to visit the Eiffel Tower first. You never know how much time you’ll spend waiting in the queue.

By the way, the name of the tower comes from the engineer Gustave Eiffel.  His company designed and built the tower. It was constructed in two years from 1887 to 89 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair. Many artists and intellectuals criticized the Eiffel tower for its design. But it has become a cultural icon of France. It is the most visited monument in the world. The view is stunning as you are going the top of the tower.

The prices change according to the floor where you would like to visit but also if you would like to take the elevator or the stairs. The queue for the elevator is in general much longer than the queue for the stairs. If you are courageous enough, you can take the stairs to the “second floor” and then the elevators are available for everyone. Take a look at the queue in the picture below!!! 

You can see in this side the Champs de Mars, the famous park at then you have l’École Militaire which is a complex of buildings for various military training facilities. You can also see the Tour Montparnasse, one of the tallest office skyscrapers in Paris. 

In the picture below, you can see first the Palais Chaillot and in the background, La Défense, the largest business district in Europe. 

The hill in front of the Tour Eiffel, Trocadéro, has a very beautiful view to the Tour Eiffel especially during the sunset.

In the Palais Chaillot (Trocadéro), there are two museums in case you would like to visit AFTER your visit the Tour Eiffel:

Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine 

Timing Wednesday-Sunday 11:00-19:00 Thursday 11:00-21:00
Price 12 €
Metro Trocadéro (6 – 9)
   

Musée de l’Homme

(Anthropology museum)

Timing 10h-18h except Tuesdays
Price  10 €
Metro Trocadéro (6 – 9)
   

 

Then take a walk in the Champs de Mars, a Famous greenspace between Tour Eiffel and Ecole Militaire (Military school), towards the opposite side of the Tour Eiffel, you will find a monument dedicated to world peace: Mur pour la paix

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In case you have the time, you can choose to visit one of the museums I mentioned earlier or visit the Musée du quai Branly, a museum for the indigenous art & cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

Musée du Quai Branly

Timing 11:00 – 19:00
Price 12€ 
Metro Ecole Militaire (8), Pont de l’alma – Musée du quai Branly (RER C)

 

Or visit the Musée de l’armée where is a Collection of weapons and uniforms tracing French military conflicts, plus Napoleon’s gilded tomb.

Musée de l’Armée

Timing 10:00 – 18:00
Price 12€ 
Metro Ecole Militaire (8), Pont de l’alma – Musée du quai Branly (RER C)

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Don’t miss the chance of having THE fast entry card that allows you to visit museums and attraction for free: the Paris Pass here.  You can read about it in another post on Saving on sightseeing in Paris. 

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