We celebrate Bastille day (July 14th) sharing our favorite photos of a magnificent French symbol, plus some Tips to Enjoying The Eiffel Tower in Paris With Kids . Traveling to one of the most visited cities in the world gives the sensation of arriving home when you start seeing the familiar sites.
Nevertheless, Paris, turns quickly into amazing and fantastic adventure as you get a closer look; regardless of how many times you have visited.
Paris is a breathtaking city. Period.
We all know it for being romantic and rich in history and culture not to mention foodie paradise.
Truly, at every turn, there is something amazing to discover, or something simply to take in, gaze at and admire.
Even a layover of a few hours always intensely pulls us back. It really doesn’t matter if we don’t have much time, we just have to go into the city at the very least to see the magnificent Eiffel Tower.
This iconic building is the creation of Gustave Eiffel as part of the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. It took 2 years and some to finalize. It stands at 324 meters high and weighs over 10k tons! On the fun and bright side is sparkles to 20k bulbs! This are some fun facts to share with the kids on your way to visit the Tour Eiffel.
To access it there is no shortage of alternatives: bike, bus, or by foot. If you are driving we suggest parking at Quai Branly. If ridding the metro via line 9 your stop is Trocadero. Via line 6 get off at Bir Haken station. If you plan to arrive by train, then the your stop is the Champs de mars station. To arrive in a different mood altogether, try the Batobus which is a fabulous boat ride, and a grand way to take the city in ( we will leave that for another post)
Open every day, it is as if the Eiffel Tower is always ready to party!
14.50 euros per adult get you to the very top. We totally recommend going to the tipy top because you can then choose to enjoy a glass of bubbly with Paris at your feet thanks to the Bar a Champagne.
If you are interested in high cuisine flare, make reservations way ahead (way ahead) of time to Les Jules Verne restaurant (chilled peas soup and rabbit are our recommendations). Beware, is has many $$$$$ to its menu.
Now, Tips to Enjoying The Eiffel Tower in Paris With Kids will make it just as fun for adults in the party.
- Gus leads the way for a fun and educational tour led by his fluorescent footsteps that take you to informative charts filled with history, facts, and anecdotes perfect for visitors 6-10. Do download the free booklet to follow and discover along with Gus the interesting facts and the curious facts that are all over this building.
- Also download the Eiffel Tower app because with it it will be easy to discover the other Parisian landmarks once you are up high enjoying the remarkable view. The app is interactive, so you and the kids will know what you are looking up from way up above.
- Plan for 2-3 hours to visit.
- If you are traveling with 4-6 year olds, we recommend taking the elevators. Be patient, there is a line to ride them and they do get very crowded so hang on tight to little hands. If the kids are older, you might want to consider buying the more affordable ticket to the stairs. You will have amazing views on how it was all put together. Bonus to the easy less crowded climb is fresh breeze during the summer months.
- The first level is bigger than the upper level and is less crowded, so you can feel more free to roam around. Views are spectacular and it is a great place to take a break, buy some water or snacks.
- On that note, think about bringing some snacks if you have a picky eater.
- There is a bathroom at the top, and if you don’t want to take the stairs back down be prepared to wait a bit in line for it.
Will you visit Paris’ tallest monument soon? Take us with you, s’il vout plait! Which of your kids is most excite about visiting Paris?