In Paris, one of the thing you must do, is to visit the top of the Eiffel Tower, and enjoy the stunning views over this beautiful city. The observatory is placed 276 meters above the ground, and this makes this the highest accessible site to the public in the European Union. You can buy tickets to ascend by stairs or lift to the first and second floor, but the last part towards to observatory at third floor can only be made by lift. In case of emergency there is stairs all the way to the top, but these are normally closed to the public. The tower is a very stabile constructing and as a very impressive result of the methods used for designing the tower, is only sways 6-7 cm in the wind. Far less than many modern buildings around the world.