It doesn’t matter how many times people tell you to skip big tourist sites when you travel to Paris. It doesn’t matter how it irks you to part the waves of obnoxious touts and photo-hungry visitors or how prices are so inflated they float away from you. When you visit Paris the first time you’ll still go up in the Eiffel Tower. And you damn well should. Because it’s mythic. Because it’s legendary. Because you’ve had that poster on your wall since you were 12 and you traveled so far to get there. You wouldn’t miss it for the world.
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Today’s Friday afternoon video encapsulates the feeling of what it’s like to make the pilgrimage to the Eiffel Tower for the first time. The short film beautifully interprets those final moments speeding past classic Parisian locations to witness the timeless edifice of grand ironwork. It’s the small details, the joyful exuberance of getting there and going up. It makes you feel pretty good. And even better to be a traveler in the world.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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