A must do….
Having seen this before on my own, it was pretty incredible to bring the family. We pre-purchased tickets online, but still had a bit of a queue for the lifts, but not as bad as those who had yet to purchase tickets. It wasn't a busy time of year when we went so there were next to no crowds, except those lining up for tickets or lifts. We had the perfect weather and took the lift all the way to the top. There are two lift rides, one gets you about half way (It has two stops, the first then the second floor) - the second floor is the point where you climb the stairs to. The second lift takes you to the top……. We took the lift all the way to the top, and when we we left, we stopped off at the second floor and walked down to the bottom from there.
Of course we had champagne at the top, (yes expensive but hey you're in Paris!) and the views are incredible. Lots of information and things to look out for. Very safe, but I don't think a toddler would enjoy or appreciate it as much as a 5yr+ child would. Mind you if they are asleep in a front/backpack, seize the moment and head on up.
We headed off for some food, to Cafe Gustave afterwards, a short walk (north-east) of Eiffel Tower.
The grounds surrounding the Eiffel Tower a great for kids to run around. However it is full of tourists and thus the beggars, and pickpockets. Just keep your wits about you and try not to look too foreign or you will be targeted.
- 6-9 years
- 10-14 years
Pros and Cons
- Fenced or secure kids areas
- Possible to bring your own food