Paris, Las Vegas and the Eiffel Tower Experience
- Type: Casinos, Entertainment and Nightlife, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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Though it may not be quite as timeless as the actual City of Lights, Sin City's (rather kitschy) take on Paris is one of the Strip's most popular occupants. Paris, Las Vegas offers a whirlwind tour of the French capital's most iconic sights: You'll find a replica of the Arc de Triomphe, decor that's reminiscent of the Paris Opera and the Louvre, and the pièce de résistance — the Eiffel Tower. Rising 46 stories from the middle portion of the Strip, this half-size replica of France's most recognizable landmark features an observation deck that boasts 360-degree views of America's Playground. For $11.50 to $16.50 (depending on whether you go up during the day or in the evening), you can pad your photo album with excellent sky-high city shots. "We went up at night and it was stunning," one TripAdvisor user said. "If you time it right you can watch the beautiful Bellagio fountains — which look fantastic from above as well as ground level." The Eiffel Tower observation deck is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; on weekends, you can stay up there until 1 a.m.
As far as the casino goes, you'll find slots, table games, horse racing and Keno — with which travelers were more than satisfied. However, some mention that Paris, Las Vegas has a raunchier side to it, citing the scantily clad female dancers as a bit of a distraction (and a visual overload for younger eyes). Paris, Las Vegas also boasts several French-themed restaurants and bars, not to mention a variety of shops and the swanky Chateau rooftop nightclub.
You'll also find a variety of shows, including the very popular "Jersey Boys." And for something more interactive, you can listen (and sing along) to Napoleon's Dueling Pianos for free. You also won't have to pay to walk around the complex (which can be found opposite the Bellagio along the Strip), but certain in-house attractions and activities (like the Eiffel Tower Experience) will cost you. You can learn more about how to spend your time at Paris, Las Vegas website; or, if you're interested in using Paris as your Sin City home base, you can learn about the hotel here.