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No tourist trip to Paris is complete without a stop at La Tour Eiffel. This was my third time in the city of love, but I still made sure that I visited this monumental landmark during the day, and once at night to see the light display. In the summertime, it is beautiful to sit in the gardens surrounding the tower and soak up the view. I have previously blogged about our picnic under the Eiffel in 2012 and you can check out all of my other Paris food & travel blog posts here.

The photos below are numerous and taken from the different landings whilst climbing up the tower. You have the option of getting the lift to levels one and two, but we decided on the stairs. Not only is it cheaper and faster, but it warrants you the ability to eat extra French pastries afterwards. Our climb itinerary looked something like this: Purchased tickets (the lines were long). Climbed up to platform one. Took photos. Climbed to platform two. Took more photos. Waited to get the lift up to the very top. Took a tonne more photos.

It was a fantastic day! The city looks stunning from above, and I’m always impressed at how organised the street planning is. By the time we got back on the ground we were thirsty and looking for something warm. We headed over to the Christmas markets that are set up at Place de la Trocadero (they also have an ice rink), which is right across from the tower. There we found hot chocolate, warm apple juice and mulled wine to warm the soul.

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The end!….to a beautiful day in Paris xxx