“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
The Eiffel Tower is perhaps the most famous monument in the world. If you want to head to the top without wasting your day waiting in line, arrive early in the morning or late in the afternoon. There are two different levels to visit: the lower level can be accessed by elevator or stairs, or you can head straight to the very top. Dining options are the casual 58 Tour Eiffel on the lower level, or the more upscale, famous Jules Verne restaurant atop the tower. Foodies will prefer to take in the view, and then head to rue Saint-Dominique to take their pick of three restaurants by French celebrity chef Christian Constant.