Your Paris vacation rental is sure to be the source of an unforgettable vacation. The French city has a countless number of attractions to offer its visitors. One of the most recognizable of these attractions is the Eiffel Tower. People travel from all over the world just to get a glimpse of the enormous landmark. The best way to experience the Eiffel Tower while at your Paris vacation rental is to climb to the top and view the city of Paris below.
Reaching the top
Climbing the Eiffel Tower is an option open to all visitors who are physically able to participate in the activity. The staircases have handrails and protective screen walls. The public can go all the way to the second floor just by using the stairs. There are a total of 674 steps from the bottom of the tower to the second floor platform. Once visitors have made it to the second floor by using the stairs they will have to make use of an elevator to reach the third and final floor of the Eiffel Tower. Those who are not up for the challenge of using the stairs can take an elevator to get to the top of the tower. The elevators stop on the first floor and then again on the second floor. The third floor elevator, which is much smaller than the first set of elevators, must be used to reach the top of the tower.
What to expect
The Eiffel Tower is made up of several different levels and each of these floors has something unique to offer those staying in vacation rentals. The ground floor has a snack stand and a souvenir shop. This is also the place where visitors purchase tickets and board the main elevator that reaches the first two floors. The entrance to the staircase can additionally be reached from the ground floor. The first floor has the biggest amount of space out of all the platforms and visitors can take advantage of all the different viewing angles available.
Various displays are located on this level, which include a short film of the history of the tower and exhibits of its building process. A postcard shop, snack bar and restaurant are also on the first floor.
The second floor of the Eiffel Tower offers incredible sites of Paris. It has three souvenir shops, a snack bar, a restaurant and an Internet station. Visitors can additionally learn more history of the tower through animated window screens and take a look at the first floor through a section of clear flooring.
The third floor, which is the very top level of the tower, has both indoor and outdoor areas. The outdoor area is protected with a metal screen, but travelers can still see through the protective barrier. The third floor is much smaller and can get crowded, but visitors are constantly moving to see different views of the city so everyone really has a chance to take a peek. The inside area has wax figures placed in historical settings.
Paris vacation rental travelers will love that the tower is open all year. Opening times range from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and closing times vary from 11:00 p.m. to midnight. Admission for visitors taking the stairs is $4.50 Euros and $13.10 Euros for those taking the elevator.
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