In Photos – La Tour Eiffel

Awaiting the illumination of the 125-year-old iconic Parisian landmark on a pleasant summer evening on the Champ de Mars, ought to have been a romantic experience. But the presence there of an unbelievably large number of people with the same intention ensured it wasn’t.

With no sign of a stubborn sun giving way to dusk anytime soon, we escaped the melee to gaze upon some fabulous Oceanic art at the Musee Quai Branley (open late on Thu, Fri & Sat) and returned after dinner in a cafe nearby just in time to watch the lights come on.




While Paris remains my favourite city, I think the  Eiffel Tower is well and truly out of my system, although I might be lured back one last time to put my courage to the test atop the new glass floor on level one.

A climb up the Tour Montparnasse just before sunset for this view however, was far quieter and way more pleasurable.

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And as you can see, we waited long enough to catch the twinkling.

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

100 thoughts on “In Photos – La Tour Eiffel

    1. We went in summer and it was hot. Not the best time to visit, but I was celebrating a milestone birthday. Thank you for the visit and comment Mary Ann.

  1. Oh, the twinkle 🙂 I’ve missed a lot here. Did you take these when you were in July two years ago (or was it only a year)?

      1. You won’t believe me, but I was just thinking of you. I remembered you promised to host a challenge… 🙂

        1. Yes, you choose the theme for colour photo challenge (any Thursday in April is fine) and you host it like Tish and Cardinal did. 🙂

  2. Wonderful photos.
    When I was on my very first trip to Europe, right after graduation from college, I ascended the tower and took photos from the top. Now I marvel at them, because my acrophobia has become so severe I could never even imagine doing that again! It’s a pleasure to see through your eyes.

  3. Your views of the Eiffel Tower are gorgeous, Madhu. If you haven’t already done so, see it in the evening while dining on one of those boats on the Seine. That’s far from the maddening crowds, peaceful and very romantic.

    Thank you for the many beautiful photos you’ve shared throughout the year. Looking forward to many more. 😉

    1. We did a Seine cruise on a previous visit and it really was far more enjoyable. I was looking for close up shots of the tower this time. Thank you very much for your support and encouragement Judy 🙂

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