La Tour Eiffel, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France.
Visited on: Wednesday 21st October 2015
R and I were in Paris and what do you do when you’re in Paris? Why, go and drink tea up the Eiffel Tower of course.
The Eiffel Tower is pretty recognisable and I wasn’t expecting to be that impressed by it, but wow is it big. It’s definitely worth a visit. I’d recommend taking the time to read and watch all the information about the history and how it was made as I found that really interesting.
We had our cup of tea after we’d been round the two highest levels. The Buffet Tour Eiffel is a standard queue up at the counter and get your takeaway food type place. You could then drink or eat standing up at high tables, or like us, wait for a bench outside to become free and then go and sit on that. It was quite brilliant sitting on a bench looking out over Paris and drinking a hot cup of tea. My photos really don’t do the views justice.
Leaf tea? No, a Liptons teabag. I have stopped drinking caffeinated tea, but there was no non-caffeinated option available and I badly wanted to be able to say I’d drunk tea up the Eiffel Tower.
Milk jug? I don’t think so. We didn’t have milk because it cost more (something I’ve never seen in the UK) but I imagine it would just be added to your cup for you.
Price? €2.50 for the nature (tea without milk) or €3 for the au lait (tea with milk).
Cake? No, but they did sell frites (skinny chips), pretzels, lollipops shaped like the Eiffel Tower and baguettes. There was a shop next to the Buffet that sold macaroons if you really wanted something cake-like (and it had a display of them in the shape of the Eiffel Tower).
Go again? I would go up the Eiffel Tower again and I would have tea up there again because, really, it’s quite nice to have a cup of tea when you’re halfway up a large metal structure. But I wouldn’t bother going here specifically for the tea. Especially not when you have to pay to go up the Tower in the first place. There are posher restaurants on the lower level of the tower though, I guess they might have better tea. Anyone been?