There are many artists who are never appreciated during their time, and many art pieces that suffer the same luck. That was the case of the Eiffel Tower, which was hardly criticised by French artists and intellectuals when it was built as the entrance to the World’s Fair of 1889 - and the French people disliked it too! Nowadays, though, the beauty of the Eiffel Tower is widely appreciated, it is the undeniable icon of the city of Paris and the most visited paid monument in the whole world. Not bad for the firstly disliked Eiffel Tower! It is 324 metres tall and it was designed by the engineers Maurice Koechlin and Émile Nouguier.
If you book one of our apartments near the Eiffel Tower, you will be in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, which is located on the Rive Gauche of the city, south of the river Seine. If you stay there, you will have some fancy neighbours, since the 7th arrondissement
is home to the upper class of the city, and it used to be the home of the French nobility and aristocracy. It is also one of the working parts of the city, since there is more people working there than actually living there. If you stay near the Eiffel Tower, you will be very close to other important tourist attractions in the city, such as Les Invalides, the Rodin Museum and the beautiful Musée d’Orsay, located in a former train station.
If you book one of GowithOh’s apartments near the Eiffel Tower, you will be close to several metro stations from different lines. The closest one is the Bir-Hakeim metro station of Line 6, that will take you, for instance to the Arc de Triomphe. If you walk past the Champs de Mars, which make a beautiful promenade, you can also take other metro lines. In the station La Motte-Picquet-Grenelle, besides taking line 6, you can also take line 8, which will take you towards Place de la Concorde, or Line 10. If you need to take a train instead, you can also do so next to the Eiffel Tower: there is a RER train station called Champ de Mars – Tour Eiffel.
Climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower is a must for all those who visit Paris. There are different fares for adults older than 24, people between 12 and 24 and a reduced rate for children younger than 12; and, besides, different fares depending on the floor you want to get to and how: the cheapest are climbing up the stairs up to the second floor, followed by the ones to climb to the second floor with the lift. The final and most expensive is the ticket that will allow you to climb to the top, using the lift. The Eiffel Tower is opened until 23.30 and until midnight in the summer, so seeing the beautiful city of Paris from the top and during the night is also a possibility.
If you’re not in the mood for doing the long queue to climb all the way up to the tower, that’s fine too! But if that’s the case, make sure to at least get the best view of the beautiful iron tower: Cross the river through the Jena Bridge and go up to the Place du Trocadero
, which is the point the offers the most majestic view of the Eiffel Tower: You will see the Trocadero Gardens, the whole tower, the river Seine, and you will even spot the Champs the Mars behind it. Priceless!
If you’re travelling with kids, you can take them for a spin at the carrousel near right next to the river. They will love it, and you will be able to see the beautiful picture of your children having fun next to the Eiffel Tower, the ultimate icon of the city of Paris.
If you book one of GowithOh’s apartments near the Eiffel Tower, keep in mind that you will be in one of the main tourist areas, which means you’ll have to be careful with where you go for lunch or dinner – there are many places who overprice for their services. We’d like to be of help with the following ideas: The Café Constant is a nice bistro where to have lunch, as well as Les Cocottes, where you will get your dishes in exactly that, a cocotte, one of those tiny colourful pots! You can also try Le Petit Cler, which will be very nice for the stomach and good for the pocket!
For those looking for fancy meals, they can try the cuisine of restaurants like Le Jules Verne, where you will be able to have dinner with a beautiful view of the Champs de Mars. Make sure to book in advance!
Were you expecting for the Eiffel Tower to be in a quiet environment? Well, the area actually has a great atmosphere! If you’re in the mood for dancing, take a look at the riverboats next to the Eiffel Tower: In many of them, you will find bars where to have a drink – and some of them turn into clubs later on! You will be able to dance around while looking at the beautifully illuminated Eiffel Tower!
If you’re in the mood for something quieter, the Champs the Mars is a place where the youth goes at night to have a picnic under the stars. Make sure to check the agenda in the area if you book one of the apartments near the Eiffel Tower, because the Champs the Mars are sometimes the scenario of open-air concerts.