You stop at the first level and then can keep going all the way up to the top, 281 meters, and the view just gets better and better as you go. It was incredible to see landmarks I had only read about, places we were planning on visiting later in the week. To look over that beautiful city after weeks of pouring over a map, and to see it in real life: the Arc de Triomphe here, Sacre Cœur there, and oh, that must be Les Invalides, where rests Napoleon's tomb. And then the Seine winding through it all. Seriously breath-taking.
SEE IT DOESN'T EVEN LOOK REAL GUYS. This is me and I was there. I don't know, man. The Eiffel Tower isn't something ya just get over. Paris is magical, and I remember while I was there trying to figure out what exactly made it so special. I don't even know if there's a reason, or if it's just because... it's Paris. And in any case, that's enough for me.