Eiffel Tower

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  • Paris Visitors Are Awed by Gustave Eiffel's Magnificent Erection...

    Apr 21, 2012 by mrkstvns is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Spectacular views, fun experience, ice skating in winter, dining anytime!
    Cons: Frequently long lines for tickets and elevators

    Summary: The dude built bridges, he studied aerodynamics in an age before airplanes, but of all his accomplishments, the one that Gustave Eiffel is best known for is his design of the Eiffel Tower  --- France's most internationally famous and most visited ... read more

  • Eiffel Tower - A Structure of Beauty!

    Mar 18, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great scenery, good prices on tickets.
    Cons: Can get a little crowded once you reach the top.

    Summary: Nothing beats seeing the Eiffel Tower in person versus a photo graph. I was not disappointed at all! When you get to the top, you can see Notre Dame, the Louvre and the city of Paris for miles. Buying a ticket doesn't cost a lot. At the time I went, ... read more

  • The Eiffel Tower - hard to miss

    Aug 26, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Views, night-time display, general appearance...
    Cons: Price is a little high...

    Summary: The Eiffel Tower is undoubtedly one of the most inspiring and awesome landmarks of today’s world. It was the architectural brainstorm of Stephen Sauvestre and was subsequently constructed in just two years by contractor Alexandre Gustaff Eiffel for ... read more

  • A Towering Achievement (oh that is just so cliche...)

    May 3, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Awesome views, particularly at night, an incredible work of engineering
    Cons: Depends to a certain extent on the weather, long queues in high season

    Summary: I’d seen the Eiffel Tower many times in photographs before my first trip to Paris, but believe me, its photos don’t even begin to do it justice. It’s just huge - I can guarantee that you’ll spend your first few minutes just ... read more

  • You've Got to Go And See The Grand Old Lady of Paris

    May 16, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The view, and the fact that you can say you have BEEN UP IT!
    Cons: Long queues, expensive food outlets, a bit worn out in places

    Summary: I won't bore you with all the statistics of the Eiffel Tower, as that has been done before in other reviews, but I will share my experiences of visiting "the grand old lady" herself. Of course, no visit to Paris would be complete without going ... read more

  • Go with a wheelchair!

    Nov 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Incomparable, splendid views!
    Cons: Very long lines. Wheelchairs can't go to the highest level

    Summary: Another bonus for those who are in wheelchairs! YOU GET TO JUMP TO THE HEAD OF THE LINE! Staff were very helpful in assisting me with my mother in her wheelchair, where I was able to immediately go to buy our tickets and zip up to view Paris. ... read more

  • The Eiffel Tower: The Symbol of Paris

    Jul 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Breath taking sight. Incredible views from the top.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: I recently took a trip to Europe with a group of students. We spent four days in Paris, and four more in Madrid, Spain. I enjoyed everything I saw in Paris, and was extremely sad to have to leave. We didn't get to see the Eiffel Tower, up ... read more

  • The Eiffel Tower : Paris' Grandest Symbol

    May 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The true symbol of the loveliest city in the world!!
    Cons: none

    Summary: I have just come back from a wonderful visit to my favorite destination, Paris, France, and as always, I am left with a longing to go back again . On this trip, my husband and I were travelling with my daughter, her husband and my son. It was my ... read more

  • What was erected in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel for the World's Fair?

    Apr 15, 2001 by TheSmartTraveler is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: One of the most recognizable sights in the world.
    Cons: il fait foid, it is cold on top!

    Summary: If you are playing "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," and the question comes up, "What was erected in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel and was the star attraction at the World's Fair?" I hope your answer the Eiffel Tower wins you a million bucks. My trip ... read more

  • To The Top Baby!

    Jan 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, Unique, and Amazing
    Cons: Crowds in elevator to top

    Summary: Amazing. Beautiful. Memorable. Those three words are a summation of any trip to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Although the crowds can be a bit taxing, the journey to the top is full of history and fantastic views. If you are fit ... read more

  • An elevator to reach the sky

    Oct 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The View of this major City
    Cons: None

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsThe symbol of Paris is also a very nice attraction to visit it has modern elevators and one of the best restaurants in the city, I consider it, after the Liberty Statue as the second most ... read more

  • Paris is great to visit

    Sep 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: architecture, history
    Cons: expensive

    Summary: Review Topic:  Sights & AttractionsI went to France in the spring of 2000, a very good time to visit. The weather was very mild and I wore a light jacket. One thing I wished is that I spent more time in Paris. Its an amazing ... read more

  • What a beatiful object

    Aug 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful at night
    Cons: Not too pretty in daylight

    Summary: During my trip to Paris I sat and thought of the Eiffel Tower. What it would look like and how it was actually made. In the daylight the Eiffel Tower looks like an abundance of metal welded together. It was not very pretty. But at night it was ... read more

  • The Highlight of My Trip

    Aug 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful Structure
    Cons: Can Become Crowded

    Summary: I went to Paris almost two years ago and I must say that a visit to the Eiffel Tower was the highlight of my trip! The reason why I enjoyed it so much was because of it's pure beauty. Ever since I was a small child, I've always been captivated by ... read more

  • Eiffel tower: Reach for the stars, from the star of Paris

    Jul 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: the most incredible views and experience
    Cons: long lines

    Summary: Because today is Bastille day and I'm a "certifiable" Francophile, I've been thinking a lot lately about Paris and it's main star, La Tour Eiffel. Yes, Paris is the Seine River Paris is Notre Dame Paris ... read more

  • Don't Forget Your Camera!

    Jul 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful View, Good Price
    Cons: Crowds

    Summary: A must visit! There is no way you can go to Paris and not go up the tower! It is well worth the trip and is reasonably priced as well. The tower itself has three levels so when you purchase your ticket to go up, you can pay a basic price to go to ... read more

  • Eiffel Tower...Tres Bien!!!!!

    Jun 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Eiffel Tower!!! What else is there to say?
    Cons: Long Lines for elevators.....

    Summary: I know of some visitors that avoid the Eiffel Tower like the plague, but I would advise against that. To experience it in all of its glory is a must at least once. I would recommend a day and night trip to the top to experience all Paris has to offer in ... read more

  • An amazing display

    Jun 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: its majesty and beauty
    Cons: the crowds

    Summary: You arrive in front of it. One of the world's most famous landscapes. Tons and tons of steel stand before you, crowds line to get up to the top, bootleg salesman swarm like mice to sell you cheap knock offs of the real thing. When you get to the top, ... read more

  • Cold steel beauty in the city of lights.

    May 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Amazing view, beautiful at night!
    Cons: You have to deal with French employees.

    Summary: The most breathtaking view of Paris is only available from the Eiffel Tower. Most buildings in Paris and only 6 stories tall. Walking down the streets you may find yourself thinking, "Everything looks that same." Unless you come across The ... read more

  • Be sure to see it at night

    May 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: world famous personification of Paris
    Cons: long way to the top and a struggle to get there

    Summary: The Eiffel Tower is certainly one of the most familiar structures in the world. When you first catch a glimpse of the tower, you realize you're in Paris. On my first visit to Paris we went to the tower around dusk, around that time they turned on the ... read more

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