Wednesday, August 11, 2010
At 10:23 exactly (we tried to get in line sooner and discovered that the ticketed line opens 7 minutes before the time) we entered the line. The non-ticketed line was long, but our line was “short” in comparison. We gathered our group of 14 and went thru the gates and into the first of 2 elevators.
I thought that if we were on the first elevator there would not be a wait for the second elevator, but I was wrong. Folks get off on the first platform and view the sites...then they line up for the longer elevator ride to the top of the structure. We looked at the view and almost immediately got in the next line. This one did not give priorities to folks who had timed tickets!
Once at the top we were treated to a view of Paris at night with a full moon. What a treat. We saw the ferris wheel at the Tuileries,
the Arc d’Triumphe,
the Invalides Palace,
(I could identify those) and so much more. The little lights of the city were shining their hearts out for us. Laser lights and spot lights were shone on the city from the top of the Tower. We even saw a young couple get engaged on the top! It was a great night.
We stayed on the Eiffel Tower about 4 hours then we had to make our way back to the ship. The RER was closed, so we taxied back It was a magical evening and a memory we will not forget for a long long time.
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