Only days before my wife and I left on vacation in 2015, I read two newspaper articles. One article was regarding photography, the other travel sites and views. Both were of Paris and the Eiffel Tower.
In the Original shot here the writers explained to approach (if possible) from a specific location. For photos this created the better lines apparently.
In the extra Version the advise was to take shots from this angle.
The location is Place du Tracedero, general hub of the city. Our hotel was less than 15 minute walk from the location and from here 10 minutes to the tower itself.
In later posts I will include more details.
In a simple manner, I say Incredible to first observe. The size and imprint on the mind is amazing.