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11. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Pinkgirlie

Thanks very much, for the info.
How much does the train, from the airport, to the city centre cost?

Climbing the Eifel tower at night, sounds like a good idea. Is there a cafe, up there, where I can have a coffee, while enjoying the view?
And would u know, at what time does the the Eifel tower close, at night?

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 22, 2007, at 1:54 AM by Mel. ]

12. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Mel,

The eiffel tower closes at 11 pm, and there are two restaurants, on on the first floor, and one on the second. You have to usually book these in advance, (te 2nd floor needs to be booked months in advance) but there is also a little coffee shop were you can get drinks, crepes and light snacks. I would definitely recommentd going up at night - and also walking to the first floor and getting the lift to the top - we queued for 1 1/2 hours for the lift! The views are amazing, even for me and I'm a wimp with heights!! You should get there on the hour as the tower lights up on the hour for ten minutes and it really is beautiful at night, but you cant really see it while your in the tower.

13. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Mel,

You should also think of doing an hour long cruise up the seine - there are a couple of options but I would recommend the sightseeing tour, and go around 7 or 8pm, once it is dark. The bridges and buildings around the seine are all lit up and it really is amazing. You pass a lot of historical sights but the best by far has to be notre dame which is unbelievable when lit up at night. There is commentary in about 8 different languages, but it’s a headphone so if you just want to enjoy the scenery you can just listen to the music on the boat. You can sit inside or out which is great for taking photos.

You can get this cruise every hour at the foot of the eiffel tower and costs roughly €10.

I reckon its a must!

14. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Clarife.

That boat sounds good too.
I think I will listen to the music.
I am not a commentary fan. I just quickly forget what they have told me, anyway.

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 22, 2007, at 2:47 AM by Mel. ]

15. Posted by clarife (Respected Member 294 posts) 9y

Im was opposite Mel, I nearly ruined our trip by making my boyfriend sit and listen!!
He just wanted to enjoy the scenery and music, which makes a lot more sense! There are a couple of interesting facts learned but you just don't enjoy the scenery as much when you are trying to listen. Do you know what area you are staying in?

16. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Clarife

I have a hostel slip, with the address.
It says Boulavard de Chapelle.

Would u or anybody else, know whether it is cheaper to get the bus, or the train, from the airport, to the city centre?

I think u are right. One enjoys it a lot more, without the commentary taking over the whole experience. It is the feeling of being in places, which often sticks in my memory, and not the guided tours. So, I tend to not bother with most tours.

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 22, 2007, at 3:26 AM by Mel. ]

17. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

Would u or anybody else, know whether it is cheaper to get the bus, or the train, from the airport, to the city centre?

I remember vaguely that I took the bus from the airport to the city center because it was cheaper.

18. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Ahila
I will take the bus then.

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