On a sunny July day there is sure to be a long queue to buy tickets to the Eiffel Tower and nobody moves anywhere fast.
If you want to get to the third floor viewing platform quickly the elevator is the way to go. But if you prefer to take your time, you can enjoy the views and the cooling breezes while climbing the 706 steps to the second floor. It may take longer but the achievement will make a great travel story when you’re home again.
And if you’re very lucky the rehearsals for Bastille Day festivities will include a fly past by three jets, just as you exit the tower at the end of the day.
A wonderful reward for all that effort!