We had booked a Skip The Line tour to see the Eiffel Tower and left our apartment by 8.30am to ensure we would be there on time. As things turned out we were well ahead of time so found a take out place for coffee and toasted ham and cheese sandwiches.
It has to be said that this was a very cold day to be out and about in Paris.
I don't think the temperature rose above one degree Celsius all day and there were not any places to shelter while we waited.
The Tower does not open until 9.30am but queues were there well in advance of this time. We were glad we were going to be able to skip the line.
Eventually our tour group gathered and we were on our way.
Our guide was very good. She took us up to the first level and explained in an interesting and clear way the many landmarks of the city. She happened to be from San Francisco and the whole of the tour was in English.
She left us with the option of taking the next lift to the top but in this case there were queues and it was all outside. In the freezing temperatures we thought that best left for another time.
Apart from the cold an extremely worthwhile experience. If I had a bucket list this item would have been ticked.