The Batobus travels under about 18 of Paris’s 37 bridges. They are no less wondrous from beneath, than from side-on or above.
We opted for climbing the stairs of the Eiffel Tower, rather than queuing to buy tickets for, and then get on the lift. It was a good decision for us, both for the satisfaction of completeing the climb and descent, to and from the Second Level, in the end, but also, for the close-up views of the incredible geometry and symmetry of La Tour. No wonder Les Parisiens and Les Français could not deconstruct and remove it following the 1889 Exposition Universelle.
W’s nephew told us that one of the feet has needed some bolstering as that area beside the Seine was originally a very boggy area.