No prizes for guessing where this is!!
Yes, the Eiffel Tower is a truly impressive sight.
After being in Paris for a couple of days we just wanted to see it even though it was Easter Monday and Paris was full of holiday makers.
So we caught the Metro to the Champs Elysees and then walked for about half an hour. Not hard to find when you have something that big to aim for and wow it is great!
Of course the crowds were unbelievable......
and 3 or more hours in a queue is not our style
so we decided to do it the next day when Easter was over.
The next day (Tuesday), after lunch in a nearby cafe, we arrived about 3:30pm and after an hour were at the ticket office. We were a little disappointed to be told we could not go to the top as it was too crowded but when we saw the sights from the second level we were satisfied.
Beautiful Paris was spread out below us from one horizon to the next - high density low rise ( about 6 storeys)- and all a pretty whitish-grey stone.
Of course we took about a 100 photos, including some to prove that we really were there.....
then we took the lift down and headed for a good spot to watch the light show on the Tower at night.
If you look in the picture above you will see stairs leading to a big square just in front of the big curved building and this is where we positioned ourselves to see the light display.
The only trouble is that it takes sooo long to get dark over here already - about 8:45pm so we waited and waited and waited.
Finally around 8:45 it was dark enough for the lights to come on ..........
and at 9:00pm the show began!
Absolutely spectacular !