Enchanted by The Eiffel Tower

La Tour EiffelIf you are a citizen of planet Earth, you know what the Eiffel Tower is. Paris is full of exquisite sights but the iconic Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel) is truly an architectural eye-candy, so I’m sharing shots from various angles, spots and times.

When I think of Paris or France as a matter-of-fact, this remarkable tower makes way to my mind. I can’t help but be enamored by the one of most recognizable landmarks on the planet.

The picture above is my favorite, taken during an evening stroll at Champ de Mars. With the beautiful trees aligned on one side, it was almost as if we were playing hide-and-seek.

Below is another lovely shot (self pat on the back) – taken from my hotel room.

View from hotel room Eiffel Tower from Trocadero

Next to that; the scene at Trocadero, where most people put their best faces forward and get very creative in the posing department – Ah, what all we do for a good photo!

Once at the foot of the tower, I felt like David staring up at Goliath. Looking rather chocolaty in color, piercing the sky at 324 meters, and constructed from wrought iron, the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889 by engineers working in Gustave Eiffel’s firm. Merci Beaucoup, Monsieur Eiffel and team!

Looking up at the giantTrocadero as seen from Eiffel Tower

In the above picture is Trocadero and its gardens, known as Jardins du Trocadero.

The best experience for me was walking up the stairs of the tower and looking out at the city through the iron bars – just amazing!

Through the iron bars Alain Ducasse Champagne

An extra bonus awaited at the top – a small bar that served special Alain Ducasse champagne, so I happily sipped away, while admiring the cityscape.

Another rewarding sight – I could also see Sacre Coeur in the far distance.

Admiring the gorgeous cityHere are captures of Champ de Mars from the Eiffel Tower and vice versa.

Champ de Mars from Eiffel Tower Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars

It was magical to see the Eiffel Tower illuminated as night approached. The sparkling and shimmering lights usually come on for 5 minutes every hour for as long as the Eiffel Tower is lit up, which is until 1 am (2 am during summer months) every night. So I found a nice viewing spot, held on to my Nutella Crepe and enjoyed the show.

Eiffel Tower at dusk Sparkling Eiffel TowerGlimpses of  the pretty Carousel The Champ de Mars life!

I don’t think there’s such a thing as too many pictures of the Eiffel Tower, so I’m sure you have made your way to the bottom of the page. As you can see, I will always be enchanted and could never get bored of looking at La Tour Eiffel.

Some parting shots.

My Crepe dealerFrom 58 Tour Eiffel restaurantThrough the barsInside the Eiffel Tower - the skeleton City of Paris and the Seine riverEiffel Tower as seen from Sacre CoeurAs the moon appears - Au revoir!

Have you been to Paris, and were you enchanted by the Eiffel Tower? If not, would you like to see it someday? There are lots of options if you want to stay near the Eiffel Tower.

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, but as always, all opinions are my own.

Comments: 10

  1. Ayla Sep 19 at 5:37 am Reply

    Love the view from your hotel room and the pic with the carousel :)

    • Nita Sep 23 at 3:35 pm Reply

      Those are my top favorites too 😉 Thanks Ayla!

  2. Nitu Sep 23 at 8:25 pm Reply

    Love the hide and seek pic and ofcourse the “Chocolaty Eifel Tower” – it does look very tempting! Beautiful photographs Nita (pat on the back well deserved) :)

    • Nita Sep 23 at 8:35 pm Reply

      Thanks Nitu :) I knew you would find it tempting too!

  3. Pola (@jettingaround) Nov 1 at 5:59 am Reply

    I could never get tired of seeing the Eiffel Tower! One of my favorite memories from Paris is taking photos of the structure after midnight, when hardly anyone was there. That’s when I got to appreciate the architectural details, incl. rivets and “lace” metal parts. I know they called it “a tragic street lamp” when it was first built, but I wouldn’t change a thing. :)

    Nice collection of photos here, Nita – I like all the different angles.

    • Nita Nov 1 at 2:43 pm Reply

      Thanks Pola :) Me too! It’s just fascinating each time you see it. And it’s always nice to go when no one’s around. You have the whole place to yourself!

  4. Gunjan Marwah Dec 10 at 4:39 am Reply

    The carousel picture is just perfect! Next time, try to get up to Tour Montparnasse as well – I went about an hour before sunset so I could see the sunset behind the Tower. The best part had to be the city lighting up during blue hour…absolutely magnificent.

    • Nita Dec 10 at 6:25 pm Reply

      Thanks Gunjan! Appreciate the tip :) And yeah, the city is really magical at night.

  5. Erik Scalavino Dec 28 at 11:51 am Reply

    Lovely pics, Nita. I wish I’d gotten a chance to go up the tower during my one and only trip (thus far!) to Paris. Oh, well… good excuse to go back, I suppose.

    • Nita Dec 28 at 12:20 pm Reply

      Thank you, Erik! Yeah, walking up the Eiffel Tower is a fantastic experience and very special.. I did it on both of my visits to Paris. You definitely have a big reason to return! 😉

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