Eiffel Tower (Paris) – Tick It Off Your Bucket List

No holiday in Paris is complete without visiting the illustrious and instantly recognisable Eiffel Tower, a wrought iron lattice tower, distinguished for its considerable height to this day. To date, the Eiffel tower has topped the lists of the world’s most visited paid monument, an estimated 7 million people per year.

This 324m epic stature is ingeniously constructed by Gustave Eiffel; the Tower never ceases to wow millions that visit every year.

Throughout its lifetime, Eiffel Tower, the icon of France had both good and bad times,  slowly but surely, the Eiffel tower found its place in the hearts of Parisians and well as the hearts of the world.

Due to its extraordinary height as the tallest tower in Europe, in early 1900, officials from the city decided to rescue this famed tower from certain demolition for the sole reason for it to serve as a radiotelegraph station.

Following this verdict, years later during WWI, the Eiffel Tower became the saviour of the people who saved her. The tower intercepted German radio communications that relayed zeppelin alerts and helped recognise the need to dispatch emergency troop support.

The Eiffel tower is reputed for hosting several interesting and often revolutionary events. In 1911, for instance, Theodor Wulf used an electrometer to detect higher levels of radiation at its top than at its base, shedding light on the cosmic ray phenomenon.

There are more than 30 replicas of mini Eiffel Tower structures in various cities around the world. Most of these exact structures are at least half the scale to the original Eiffel tower.

Holding a seat as one of the most recognisable attractions on the planet, Eiffel tower, the complex three-level architecture undertook a major facelift in 1986 and is repainted every seven years.

The breathtaking panoramic views at the top of the massive tower that soars into the romantic skyline are to die for, while the beautiful dainty and nimble lights and the beacon’s shine fill the night sky on the tower.

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  • No holiday in Paris is complete without visiting the illustrious and instantly recognisable Eiffel Tower, a wrought iron lattice tower, distinguished for its considerable height to this day
  • This 324m epic stature is ingeniously constructed by Gustave Eiffel; the Tower never ceases to wow millions that visit every year
  • To date, the Eiffel tower has topped the lists of the world’s most visited paid monument, an estimated 7 million people per year
  • The Eiffel tower has a definite place in the hearts of Parisians and well as the hearts of the world
  • Holding a seat as one of the most recognisable attractions on the planet, Eiffel tower, the complex three-level architecture undertook a major facelift in 1986
  • There are more than 30 replicas of mini Eiffel Tower structures in various cities around the world
  • The breathtaking panoramic views at the top of the massive tower that soars into the romantic skyline

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Tower

Transport from Paris City Centre

Eiffel tower is around the heart of Paris on the riverside of the Seine and is walkable from other popular attractions. RER Line C Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel station; Metro Bir-Hakeim (line 6), Trocadero (Line 9), Ecole Militaire(Line 8); bus 42, 69, 72, 82, 87.

Planning to drive? You can instantly rent a car suited to your personal needs filtered by price, availability, time and pickup/dropoff locations, by major car service providers.

Car Park 

Quai Branly Tour Eiffel car park, One Park tour Eiffel Saint-Dominique and Pullman Tour Eiffel car parks are just 5 minutes away from the Eiffel Tower on foot.

Address

Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

Phone no

+33 892 70 12 39

Website

http://www.toureiffel.paris/en.html

Opening Times

Eiffel Tower opening hours are 365 days a year, throughout the day 9 am to 12.45a.m (mid-June to early September) while it’s 9:30 am to 11.45 pm for the rest of the year. Last entries are 45 minutes before closing time. From mid-June to early September the last lift is 11 p.m. for the top. For the rest of the year, the last lift is 10:30 pm for the top. For groups, last ticket sale for the top 9.30pm and 1st and 2nd floor is 10pm. Times can be brought forward based on the number of visitors.

Prices are subject to change at any time.

 

Admission

There are various ticket prices for every sort of tourist depending on the type of tour and the level of access.

Walk up the flight of 704 steps to get to level 2, is the most relaxing way to see the tower at a bargain. You also avoid the queue for the lift.

Age Group

Every age group can enjoy and marvel at the panoramic view and there is fun for young and old.

 

Activities

The First floor, 57m above ground level is where you find all the activities are. Follow Gus Character guide for free Children’s tour. There are other fun games, kiosk with digital touch screen are available too. Open air museum tour is for everyone. There is a glass floor and an immersive show that will plunge you into the tower is located at Ferrie Pavillion. Seasonal events are organised at this level.

Top floor you will find re-enactment of original Gustave’s office with wax models.

Visit Duration

For most people, they like to stay in the tower for around 2 hours or so. However, during summer months, the queues can mean more waiting time depending on the time of year and day.

 

Best time to visit

Try to go before the attraction opens to beat the queue. To get the best experience visit twice, once during the day and at night. If you can choose your season to visit Eiffel tower(or even Paris), the shoulder season, in between high and low season is the best time to visit as to some extend you can eliminate the time wasted in queueing.

Food & Drinks

Buffets are on both levels 1 &2. Restaurant 58 is on the 1st floor. Jules Verne restaurant is on the 2nd floor. Champagne bar is at the top floor open until 10pm.

Services & Retail

There are three lifts available on the North, East, and West pillars and all of them will go up to the 1st (57m) and 2nd floors (115m). If you want to go to the top, you need to change lifts on the 2nd floor.

Audio Tour Guide App is available from iPhone app store, and Google plays in both French and English to find your way quickly around Eiffel Tower and the landscape around.

Two cash points are at the foot of the Eiffel tower.

1st Floor – Buffet, 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant, New Glass Floor, Kiosk, screen displays, food and drink, gift shop, kids activities, open air museum, immersive show etc.

2nd Floor – Buffet, Jules Verne restaurant, official gift shops, telescopes, access to the top floor etc.

Top floor – Champagne bar, Gustave’s office, panoramic views, binoculars etc.    

Nearby Sites

Activities and attractions are River cruise, Pont d’lena, Trocadero, Musee de, Quai Branly, Musee Rodin, Arc de Triomphe, Musee d l’Armee, Musee National des Arts Asiatiques, Aquarium de Paris, Mona Bismarck American centre and much more.

Things to note and safety tips

  • Notoriously incessant queues can be discouraging, and the never-ending queues around the tower can be daunting and frustrating. Some suggestions are to buy skip-the-line tickets.
  • Another tip is to arrive well just before it opens.
  • When you book on-line bring your e-ticket with a barcode on it or if you download it on your cell phone, then make sure it is compatible with the bar code system. You will not be allowed if you are 30min late from your time slot. 
  • You cannot buy stairs tickets online.
  • Taking the stairs on a summer day won’t give you the best experience.
  • There is no Luggage storage facility on the premises. Oversized luggage or pets are not allowed, except guide dogs. Bags can be subject to checking.
  • It can be quite unstable weather in Paris. It is advisable to bring a jumper because the temperature can go down dramatically when you are up in the tower.
  • There is a possibility that, pick-pocketers may be operating around the esplanade of the Eiffel Tower and on the building’s floors. So follow our theft tips(under Paris) and keep an eye on the handbag at all times.

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