Eiffel Tower

No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower
The road turns off before the tower and does not go underneath it !

A more pleasent view from over the bridge

Standing closer to the base, there are 2 distinct levels for tourists
a viewing platform partway up and another at the top
Each destination requires a elevator ride in a separate elevator system

A close up of the main viewing platform. From here is another elevator to go to the top

Completed in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is a wonder of engineering
Here we can see the intricate base, like a masive mechano set

The view from the first viewing platform towards the Seine river

A high zoom view of the Sacré-Coeur Basilica located at the summit
of Montmartre, the highest point in the city.

A close up of the Pont Alexandre III bridge, regarded as the most beautiful in the city

The Grand Palais a beautiful exhibition hall built in 1900

The Dome Church where Napolean's is tomb is located

The view from the first platform to the Champ de Mars

These are the elevators that go to the top

324 meters to the very top

The view of the Champ de Mars from the top of the tower

It was dark when we came down and saw the tower all lit up

The Eifel Tower in the early evening