One of the most famous monuments in the world, the Eiffel tower attracts hundreds of millions of visitors every year. So Iconic it has become, along with the city of Paris, it has often resulted in disappointment on first visit. It is important to remember that although La Tour Eiffel is incredibly impressive with its glittery twinkles and sweeping searchlight, expectations should me managed. Some visitors are disappointed as they expected it to reach far higher than it does, others do not appreciate that Paris is an international city as any other and are disappointed to find that people do not go around wearing chanel No5, with berets on bicycles with baguettes in hand. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful place in its own right and should be visited with an open mind.