During my 3 days in Paris during my schools Europe trip in the spring of 2015, we got to see and visit a lot of monumental places in Paris! I’ve already talked about visiting Notre Dame in my last post, so in this post I’m going to talk about visiting the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe.
When I, lets say “visited”, the Arc de Triomphe my tour bus just drove around the traffic circle that surrounds the Arc de Triomphe twice… That was it. To no surprise it upset me. I really wanted to explore around it. But I still got some good photos out the bus window. If I ever get the chance, I’m going to go back to Paris to actually visit the Arc de Triomphe.
Another disappointment of my Paris adventures was not actually going up the Eiffel Tower. I got great photos of it and got to experience in a different way than how most tourist experience it and I highly recommend what I did!
The first way we visited the Eiffel Tower was that my classmates and I were at the opposite end of the park that the Eiffel Tower is located. This park is called Champ de Mars.
If you look on google maps street view, you can practically tell exactly where I was standing. We got some good friend photos from this location.
The second way we visited the Eiffel Tower was by going to Montparnasse. Which is a very tall building in Paris (54 stories to be exact) that has an open patio at the top. The whole roof of this building is open to walk around and look at the skyline of Paris.
It is an absolute amazing view from the top! Even my photographs, which do look stunning, cannot do it justice.
If you ever go to Paris, I highly recommend visiting Montparnasse and going to the top to see this beautiful view for yourself! It will absolutely blow you away!
The third and final way that we visited the Eiffel Tower on my school trip was by going on a night tour boat that floated down the Seine river. At night, the Eiffel Tower lights up with these magnificent lights and just sparkles and glows.
I would show a photo of it but I have just recently found out that taking photos of the Eiffel Tower at night is illegal and I can be fined if I upload my photo on social media… So I’m going to make the smart decision and not put it up. But I do encourage you to google the Eiffel Tower at night and see what I’m talking about! You won’t be disappointed.
So to wrap it all up, even though I did not go up the Eiffel Tower, I still experienced it in a great way! On the other hand, if I ever go back to Paris, I’ll make sure I go up the Eiffel Tower and I’ll definitely make sure that I visit the Arc de Triomphe!
With lots of love,