The most recognisable landmark of Paris is perhaps also the most major cliché of the city. Love it or hate it, you cannot miss it in Paris, and it would almost be a sin for a first-time visitor to step into Paris without a visit to the Eiffel Tower.
When I travel, I try not to visit the same tourist attraction again if I’ve visited it previously. Time is precious and I usually want to make use of every minute to explore new places. But, I simply could not resist the lure of the Eiffel Tower. Despite having already seen it and gone to the top of the tower during my first Paris trip, I still went back to it for all my subsequent trips.
Built in 1889 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, the imposing steel structure never failed to mesmerise me each time I looked at it. I would walk under it, around it, to its left, to its right – every angle gave a new perspective. And, every visit offered a new experience.