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Eiffel Tower

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Paris City Guide3-day Paris City Guide5-day Paris City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • The most spectacular view of Paris
  • The symbol of Paris
  • Fascinating engineering achievement

Time required: 120 minutes

Phone: +33 8 92 70 12 39

Web site:

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Elevators daily: 9:30am - 11:45pm
Steps daily: 9:30am - 6:30pm
Elevators and steps from June 18 to August 28: 9:30am - 12:45am


Ticket type Charge
General - elevator to the top: 13.1 €
General - elevator to 2nd floor: 8.1 €
General - stairs to 2nd floor: 4.5 €
Age 12-24 - elevator to the top: 11.5 €
Age 12-24 - elevator to 2nd floor: 6.4 €
Age 12-24 - stairs to 2nd floor: 3.5 €
Children 4-11 - elevator to the top: 9 €
Children 4-11 - elevator to 2nd floor: 4 €
Children 4-11 - stairs to 2nd floor: 3 €
Under 4: Free

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 6: Bir-Hakeim station
  • RER C: Champ du Mars Tour Eiffel station

Address: 5, avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris

Things you need to know:

  • Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower built in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition
  • The tower got its name after its builder, Gustav Eiffel, who also created the framework for the Statue of Liberty
  • The tower was built temporaryly among much controvercy, but soon became Paris' main tourist attraction
  • With its 324 m it used to be the world's tallest building unitl 1931 (Empire State Building) and it remains the tallest in Paris
  • It is so sound that it never sways more than 7 cm (2.5 in) in strong winds

What to do there:

  • Visit the information area on the first floor to get the history of the tower
  • Enjoy the beautiful view of Paris from the second floor
  • Explore the top level with some more breathtaking views of Paris

Tips & Insights:

  • The Eiffel Tower has 3 floors. Before buying your ticket you have to decide whether you only want to go to the second floor or you want to visit the top floor as well
  • You have two options for getting to the first and the second floor: take the stairs or the elevator
  • To get to the top floor you have to take an elevator from the second floor (there is no direct elevator from ground level to the top floor)
  • On the second deck usually there is a line to the elevator to the top
  • If you buy your ticket online you can jump the queue only at the main entrance (go straight to the reserved entrance), but from the second floor the elevator to the top is the same line for everyone (in case of bad weather the access might be restricted)
  • The lines seem to be shorter at night and the tower and city are beautifully illuminated
  • At the second floor you can enjoy a special meal in Le Jules Verne restaurant. You will need to reserve in advance (+33) 1 45 55 61 4. It has its own elevator so you don't have to pay the tower fee and wait in line to reach this restaurant

Eiffel Tower features in these preplanned City Guides: