We will be in Paris for 1.5 days mid-July. I have a 7 yo who has her heart set on going up in the Eiffel tower. I would prefer to be pushed off the top than to spend our brief visit waiting in line for this, but trying to work it out for her.
We should be arriving to Paris around 11:30 am the first day. We plan to drop luggage at the hotel around 12pm and roam the neighborhood (15th) until check in at 3 pm. After that will walk towards Luxemborg Gardens or neighborhoods in the vicinity, have dinner and then meet our (already booked) Seine River Cruise at 8:45 pm. I think it will be too much to squeeze an ET visit in during the 12-3 time frame, but if it is doable, we could add that to this day.
The second day (our only full day). I am debating doing the Eiffel Tower around 10 am - I am hesitant to do it earlier since we will be out late with the cruise the night before. Then lunch, taxi to the Louvre for a couple of hours, then the Tulleries (I see there are fair rides there during the summer) to unwind after the museum, a quick(er) stop by Musee de l'orangerie and a taxi back to the 15th for dinner around 8:30 pm. The other option would be to do the Lourve/Tulleries/etc earlier in the day and try to do the Eiffel Tower around 6pm?
Thoughts on getting that Eiffel Tower visit in?? Or thoughts on really amazing bribes to get this out of the 7 yo's head!! Ha. :)
If we do the ET what should I expect for a time frame if we purchase tickets in advance? She wants to go all the way to the top, but we may just have to be ok with the 2nd floor. We would probably also consider taking the stairs to avoid elevator lines to the 2nd.