The Eiffel Tower is very impressive and certainly worth a visit, it is an icon. No trip advisor review would e we make one skip this spot.
So my advice is BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS !!!!! they are very active all over Paris and particularly in places such as Eiffel Tower, Notre Dam and the Metro etc.
They approach you asking if you speak English as they are doing some sort of survey. DONT STOP talk to them. Once you do you will more than likely lose most of your valuables. While you are distracted with the survey the second person will be picking your bag / pocket THEY ARE EXPERTS.
The other trick is to drop a ring or bracelet in front of you to distract you while they go about pickpocketing you .
Don't let the presence of the armed police and soldiers put your guard down. The armed soldiers are there for the terrorist, not pickpockets.
Don't forget you can take the stairs to the 2nd level. Your belonging will be searched as everywhere in Paris.
Have fun but watch out for the petty street crime.
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