Because you can never have too many pictures of the Eiffel Tower, I decided to do an entire post on this beautiful wonder of the world. So I guess I’ll just dive right in…
Our first day we had to see it! After devouring some quiche and coffee we used our GPS to find the EIFFEL TOWER! The thing I may have been most excited to see out of this whole trip! (don’t even care if it’s cliché). Once we turned the corner and saw it, I was in awe. I almost wanted to cry… sooooo magnificent. BUT… as we got closer and closer I realized the tower was brown. BROWN. I did not know this. I’m not sure what color I thought it was, but for some reason it wasn’t what I envisioned. My initial thought was that it was not nearly as magical as I thought it would be. Let me emphasize “initial thought”. Right when my Mom and I toasted champagne directly underneath the tower, my googly eyes were back and I was in awe once more. We spent more than an hour circling the tower, taking photos, doing silly touristy things and just staring. Staring at this spectacular structure. I was star struck.
The next night (day 2 in Paris) we filled a Michael Kors bag full of bread, cheese, champs and grapes, and caught the hop-on-hop-off bus to the tower to await the light show. We were there a good two hours before the light show goes off (at dark), but we didn’t care… we loved sitting and staring, eating and drinking, and watching the sun set around the city. Paris was absolutely breathtaking and was an entirely different form of beautiful at night. Once the sun starts setting the tower lights turn on and simply light up the whole city. It’s not until its dark out that the actual “show” begins. We had texted Courtney to be ready and we FaceTimed with her during the next light show (they are the first 5 minutes at the top of each hour). It was really special.
Afterwards, we decided to venture over under the tower to see just how long the line was to get in. Turns out it was only 20 minutes and we jumped at the chance to see the City of Lights from the top of the tower at night. Once at Summet (the top) we were able to FaceTime with Dad and share the experience with him. Mom and I will never forget that we were able to share these moments with our family. We were inside the tower for a good two hours. We shut the place down that evening!
Because seeing it 10 times already wasn’t enough, we decided that it was only appropriate to end our Paris leg at the Eiffel tower one last time. Another picnic. Another fun night of conversation and champagne and cheese and bread and chocolate and the sparkly tower. It was perfect. Absolutely perfect.