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The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution. Over 100 hundred artists submitted plans, but the contract w...

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Don’t be one of the thousands standing for hours on the Champ de Mars, waiting to ascend the tower. Skip the lines with a priority access ti...

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Get faster entry to the tower by avoiding the long elevator lines. Climb the stairs up the Eiffel Tower by foot with a guide by your side ev...

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Discover Paris's most famous tourist sights and monuments on one unique tour including a visit to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, a panor...

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Unlike other tours, this one begins at Trocadero Plaza with fantastic views of the tower. Your guide will walk you across the Iena Bridge an...

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Explore the city's top attractions at your own pace. More than 50 key points of interest all around Paris! Hop-on or Hop-off at your leisure...

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Save time during your stay in Paris by heading directly up to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower with your skip-the-line ticket. Admire Paris...

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Experience the magical atmosphere of the City of Lights. See the beauty of the Eiffel Tower at night (enjoying an entrance with your skip th...

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You will have our trademark special access to skip the long lines at the Eiffel Tower, enjoy the unique insight of an English-speaking guide...

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Enjoy the illuminations of Paris with this tour including a dinner on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower and a 1-hour cruise on the Seine riv...

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Paris by night is even more evocative and romantic: an unmissable magical play of light and shadow. From the aerial views of the Eiffel Towe...

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First time in Paris and you want to see the best of it? This 4-hour tour in small group takes you to the major landmarks of the city from No...

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Good to know

Buy tickets beforehand or expect to queue for around two hours from mid-July to late August. In other months it's usually a half-hour wait.
Originally hated by artists and intellectuals (who even signed a petition to get rid of it), it's now the most visited paid for attraction in the world.
With a height of 324m, it was considered the world's tallest building at completion in 1889.
Avoid the crowds by visiting first thing in the morning or later at night. Otherwise if you book a table at the elegant Le Jules Verne restaurant, you can access its private lift to the 2nd floor.
Don't bring valuable objects with you. If they set off the metal detector you'll be obliged to hand them over.
The tower really ‘moves'. It sways approximately 6-7cm in the wind and shrinks 15.3cm when the weather turns cold.
The best photo ops are had before 9am (before the crowds arrive) and from Place du Trocadero, where you can get a full-length shot of the tower.
Skip the queue by taking the stairs (704 steps) to and from level 2. It'll also give you a different perspective of the structure and unique views.
Gustave Eiffel's private apartment on the 3rd floor was once the envy of the Parisian elite. See it for yourself and you'll understand why.
The tower was meant to be torn down after 20 years but was saved after being repurposed as a huge radio antenna.
Replicas of this famous tower can be found all over the world, from Las Vegas to Tokyo, Shenzhen and Slobozia in Romania.

The inside story

The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution. Over 100 hundred artists submitted plans, but the contract went to civil engineer Gustav Eiffel, who had already designed the structure for the Statue of Liberty.

The Eiffel Tower was initially painted a reddish-brown but its colour changed. By 1899 it was bright yellow, then yellow-brown, chestnut brown and finally the unique “Eiffel Tower Brown” created in 1968. It takes 60 tons of paint to refresh the tower every seven years and it’s painted in three progressively lighter shades the higher it goes (to modify its silhouette).

Now a symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower was hated by artists when it first rose. Three-hundred of them signed a manifesto condemning the structure as “useless and monstrous” and the writer Guy de Maupassant ate at the tower’s restaurant only because it was the one place in Paris he couldn’t see it on the skyline.

Until 1930, the Eiffel Tower was the world’s tallest structure at 986ft (300m). New York’s Chrysler Building exceeded it with 1046ft (318m)

Opening hours

The Eiffel Tower is open 365 days.

  • 9.00am-12.00am mid-June to early September
  • 9.30am-11.00 pm the rest of the year
  • Extended hours to midnight on Easter weekend and during the spring holidays

About the Tower

  • The new first level: Enjoy a whole new experience of the view (if you dare) with a transparent floor and glass balustrades. At 57m (187ft) from the ground, you’ll feel you’re stepping into air, but don’t worry – it’s all completely safe! There’s a non-slip treatment to avoid accidents but without any loss of transparency out in the central space.
  • The second level: Use the panoramic maps and silhouette diagrams provided to identify your position in Paris and in the world. How high are you exactly? A height gauge here allows you read your precise altitude for a very specific postcard message. And if the view inspires (or terrifies) you, enjoy a glass of bubbly at the champagne bar.
  • The summit: For the most spectacular experience, take a glass lift to the top for a truly panoramic view. At 180m (590ft) above the city, you’ll see Paris as the birds do. And if it’s raining? There are two levels: covered and open, so you’ll always have a comfortable view. Up here, you’ll also discover Gustave Eiffel’s personal office, which has been restored to its original condition. Meet Gustave himself, joined by his daughter Claire and inventor Thomas Edison – all of them recreated with lifelike veracity in wax.

Address

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

Getting there

  • By Metro
    • Line 6: metro station "Bir-Hakeim". Take this surface line for a view of the Tower as you approach the station
    • Line 9: "Trocadéro" station
    • Line C: “Champs de Mars - Tour Eiffel” station
    • Bus 82, stops: “Tour Eiffel” or “Champ de Mars”
    • Bus 42, stop: “Tour Eiffel”
    • Bus 87, stop: “Champ de Mars”
    • Bus 69, stop: “Champ de Mars”
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How to get there

Eiffel Tower Eiffel Tower, Avenue Anatole France, Paris, France Paris
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