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Day 13 – Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

April 2015

From Trocadero, it’s a short and pleasant walk across river Seine to Eiffel Tower. Tickets for going up the Eiffel Tower has been booked earlier form here. We were unfortunate not to get tickets to the top floor, but managed to get tickets to the 2nd floor.

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Eiffel Tower. Credit : toureiffel.paris

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The Eiffel Tower from Trocadero.

The queue line was long but for pre-purchased ticket holders, you are ushered to a different queue line. You still queue for the lift but given priority over the day ticket holders. The ride to the 2nd floor was just a couple of minutes. The 360° views of Paris up the tower is stunning. A definite photo spot of photographers.

The many faces of Eiffel Tower.

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Once up to the 2nd floor, the whole of Paris is in view. Depending on the direction of the lighting, you’ll just snap away at the view of Paris skyline. On your way up or down you can choose to stop at the 1st floor.

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View of Trocadero.

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A closer view of Trocadero with the fountains in operation.

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River Seine.

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Another view of river Seine.

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Eiffel Tower casting its shadow on downtown Paris.

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The garden below.

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Another view of the garden.

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View towards Champ de Mars.

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The glass walkway on 1st floor. You can see the queue below.

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Eiffel Tower 1st Floor.

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Ground view from 1st Floor.

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Eiffel Tower

Day 13 – Trocadero, Paris, France

April 2015

Highlight of Paris is our visit to Eiffel Tower. We have chosen to alight from the metro via Trocadero station as it is far enough to be able to take a picture of Eiffel Tower in a horizontal frame and it’s on an elevated area. If you got-off from Bir-Hakeim, you wouldn’t be able to take a full frame picture of Eiffel Tower due to obstruction by trees and buildings.

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Eiffel Tower location map.

The Trocadero, site of the Palais de Chaillot, is an area of Paris, across from the river Seine. The hill of the Trocadero is the hill of Chaillot, a former village. It is from here, you’ll get a good shot of the Eiffel Tower.

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Eiffel Tower from Trocadero.

From the esplanade of Trocadero, you’ll find Trocadero garden with its gigantic fountains as you walk across towards Eiffel Tower. Trocadero garden is not a flower garden but you’ll find small patches of flowers planted around the garden.

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Eiffel Tower from Trocadero garden.

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Fountain at Trocadero garden.

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The spray of the fountain creates a rainbow. Beware of the wind or breeze as it could blow the spray towards you.

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Trocadero as seen from the bridge over river Seine.

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