If there are two things that Paris taught us; always practice the RFN law (right f’ing now) but watch out for your hunger, as that will over rule all!
As you might remember in one of our previous posts “Drinking undercover in front of the Eiffel Tower” we gave up the chance to go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower when there was a short line because we were hungry and wanted to eat dinner instead.
While enjoying our French picnic we thought it be a great time to head up to the top of the tower. We were already feeling on top of the world due to a nice little wine buzz and there was no hunger striking fear into our stomachs since we fueled it up with lots of great cheese and bread. Sounds like the perfect time! We arrive to the line and are shocked again to see it so short, as we just saw it a mere few hours earlier before our picnic and it was 10 times longer.
That is when we noticed on the electronic information board that the top of the tower was currently closed and you could only go to the first viewing platform. A little taken back we regrouped and discussed what to do. Do we take the sub par not even halfway up option or come back the next day? Our group came to the decision that we all wanted to go the top and decided to just be sure to give ourselves some time tomorrow. The only thing we had planned was a little bit of shopping around our hostel and going to the Louvre after 6 for the discounted rate. We could just go after all that.
Well, yet again our hunger took over our rational thoughts and we decided that going for dinner once we were done with the Louvre was more important then going straight to the Eifel Tower. Low and behold the dinner took longer then expected and we soon realized we only had 20 minutes to make it the tower before last entry was refused. Needless to say, we didn’t make it…
And this is what we regret about our Paris experience, never seeing the great city from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Guess we just have to go back one day!