No Parisian tour would be complete without visiting Paris’ Iron Lady, built for the World’s Fair in 1889. The looming figure of the Tour Eiffel has become synonymous with the City of Light, and has served as the city’s centerpiece for nearly 130 years.
If you have reservations about going to see the most hyped attraction in the city, it’s understandable, but April highly recommends a trip up the tower at least once. From the top, you get a 360-degree view of the entire city and its landmarks. Ticket queues can be long and even sell out, so consider buying your tickets in advance. Or book a restaurant reservation at Le Jules Verne that can get you to the 2nd floor.
“She is just magnificent, both day and night,” remarks April. She recommends seeing the tower "from afar or the ground at night, especially when she twinkles for five minutes on the hour, every hour.”
A final word of advice from April: “Don't overplan your trip to Paris.” She says that often, tourists plan every moment of every day and by the end of their stay, they are exhausted. Allow for some free time for a real Parisian experience. And remember that you essentially can't go wrong no matter what you fill your time with.