Do you have a Paris trip on the horizon? If yes, you would have already shortlisted the places you would like to visit and the activities that you would love to indulge in. Without any doubt, the Eiffel Tower visit will be in the travel itinerary of almost every traveler. After all, who does not love boasting about the charisma of this metallic beauty to their friends? Furthermore, this is one of the top-rated metallic structures in the entire world and hence, it is a perfect choice to dwell in its beauty by all means.
Note that you will never get bored staring at this architectural wonder and clicking its images. However, this doesn’t mean that you must spend a lion share of your day waiting in the long and tiring queue to climb up to the top floor of this mesmerizing beauty. Plus, the ticket rates to enjoy a spectacular panorama of the French capital from the top floor of the Eiffel Tower are extremely high. Thankfully, you can trim down this expense to a great extent by choosing to walk to the second level of this structure. It is to be noted that you cannot walk to the top floor.
Some people might still plan to take the elevator service since this is a once in a lifetime experience and investing in it will never go wrong. However, the major issue here is the time you have to waste waiting in the line rather than the expenses. So, it is highly recommended to decide whether or not you will be able to spend a huge amount of your time to climb up the Eiffel Tower.
If your only objective is just to enjoy an exceptional panorama of the city, there are many other cheaper and less time-consuming options such as the Montparnasse tower, Parisian rooftop restaurants, etc. Similarly, two of the common traveling mistakes that you are likely to make on your maiden Paris tour are listed below.
Missing other outstanding attractions in Paris
One of the most striking attractions in the French capital that is sure to satisfy the architecture enthusiast in you is the Sacre Coeur Cathedral. Even though this is relatively less popular than the Eiffel Tower, its architecture is sure to flabbergast you. On top of that, this is a free attraction from where you can enjoy a captivating view of this beautiful city.
Public transportation mistakes
Are you traveling in the Parisian metro for the first time? If yes, you may find the rules and regulations associated with the metro a bit complicated. The most common mistake that most travelers are likely to make in this case is confusing RER trains with the metro. Note that the former is an express service and tend to cover a broader area of the French capital. Plus, the number of stops is relatively low. On the other hand, the latter is ideal for shorter trips.