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Opening hours

The Eiffel Tower is open every day of the year, except July 14.

  • Access to the Tower by stairs: 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
  • Access to the Tower through the elevator: 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. *
  • Ticket office closing: 00h00
  • Closing of the Tower: 0h45

*Note: Elevator opening hours may differ in extreme weather conditions.

Eiffel Tower tickets price

To avoid long queues at the Eiffel Tower ticket office, it is recommended to book your tickets in advance.

You can also buy your tickets at the ticket office of the Eiffel Tower. However, longer waiting times are very likely. Queues of several hours are no exception, so it is wise to buy your ticket in advance.

Standard tickets for the Eiffel Tower are divided into 4 categories:

  1. Visit the first and second floor by elevator.
  2. Visit the first and second floors by stairs.
  3. Visit the top by elevator, you can also take the elevator to the first 2 floors.
  4. Visit the top by elevator, the first 2 floors are done by stairs.
Adult rate
> 24 years
Youth rate
12-24 years
Children rate
4-11 years
Disabled rateToddler rate
< 4 years
Category 117,10€8,60€4,30€4,30€Free
Category 210,70€5,40€2,70€2,70€Free
Category 326,80€13,40€6,70€6,70€Free
Category 420,40€10,20€5,10€5,10€Free

Young people, children and the disabled enjoy a reduced rate. Children under 4 years old can enter for free (along with their supervisors).
A certificate of disability is required to make use of the disabled rate.

Eiffel Tower congestion

Choose for fast-track tickets to fully enjoy your visit to the Eiffel Tower!

Visit the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower consists of 3 floors, here you can find more information about each level.

Eiffel Tower

First floor

The first floor is 58 meters from the ground, for which you have to climb 330 stairs. Here you can enjoy a spectacular view through a glass floor under your feet.

If you want to buy a souvenir, you can visit the souvenir shop on the first floor. In case you get hungry, there is also a restaurant ‘Madame Brasserie’ (formerly known as ’58 Tour Eiffel’),

You will also find a special observation deck on the first floor, which can be accessed by going down the stairs from the second floor.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that from December to February, an ice rink is open and can be visited free of charge.

Second floor

From the second floor you are 116 meters above the ground, for this you have to climb 340 more steps. From this height you have a very nice view of the center of Paris and you can easily recognize the surrounding monuments, such as Notre Dame, the Louvre or the Arc de Triomphe.

Eiffel Tower Restaurant

On the second floor you will also find the restaurant ‘Le Jules Verne‘. This restaurant has been around since 1985 and now also has a Michelin star. Here you can enjoy French cuisine in one of the most exclusive places in Paris.

For those interested in history, on this floor you can also see an exhibition on the different phases of the construction of the Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower Second floor
Eiffel Tower top

Eiffel Tower summit

The third level, which is 327 meters high, offers a breathtaking view of Paris and beyond. Information signs help you identify key landmarks in the city. It is an amazing experience to be on the highest point of Paris!

However, there may be very long lines to visit this third floor. That is why it is very important to book your tickets in advance if you want to avoid long queues.

Secret room!

One of the best kept secrets of the Eiffel Tower is the reconstruction of Gustave Eiffel’s hidden apartment, which he used as a place of reflection and work. This allows visitors to the third floor to travel back in time and feel like the great engineer Gustave Eiffel.

The tower entrances

The entrances to the Eiffel Tower are located in the side gardens, at the foot of the Tower. There are 4 different entrances:

  • Pilier ouest (West Pillar)
  • Pilier nord (Nord Pillar)
  • Pilier est (East Pillar)
  • Pilier sud (South Pillar)

The west, east and north entrances are intended for those who want to go up the Eiffel Tower by elevator.
The south entrance is for brave visitors who want to climb the stairs to the Tower.

Best way to visit the Eiffel Tower

You can choose to go up the Eiffel Tower by stairs or by elevator (or a combination of the 2)

Advantages if you go up with the stairs

  • The queues are a bit shorter than in the elevator.
  • Tickets to go up the stairs are cheaper.
  • You can find satisfaction in climbing the tower and make it a personal challenge.
  • You can take photos at different levels as you climb the stairs and enjoy the fresh air.
  • You can come back at any time in case you are afraid of heights.

Advantages if you go up with the elevator

  • You can reach the 3 floors relatively quickly. With the elevator you can also go to the third floor, this is not possible with the stairs.
  • You can opt for skip-the-line tickets, for that type of ticket you pay a little more, but this is very useful if you don’t want to queue for hours.
  • The elevator is a safe and accessible way to go up the Tower. This is the ideal option, especially if you are traveling with small children or people with disabilities.
  • You won’t arrive tired at the different levels, possibly allowing you to enjoy more of the beautiful views the Tower has to offer.
Eiffel Tower dimensions

Save time when you want to visit the top

You can also take the stairs to the first level and from there take the elevator to the second or third level. In this way you can avoid some queues and you have the experience of the two methods of going up.

Another way to save a little more time is by taking the stairs. This takes an average of 10 to 15 minutes, which is usually less than the time you need when you get off the elevator.

Safety guidelines when climbing the tower

Accessibility for people in wheelchairs

Although the first and second floors are easily accessible by elevator, the stairs are not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please also note that people with reduced mobility cannot access the summit for safety reasons in the event of an emergency evacuation.

Climbing the Eiffel Tower with luggage

According to security regulations, it is strictly forbidden to go up the Eiffel Tower with luggage. However you can leave your bags in a locker near the Tower.

Duration of visit

For a visit to the first and second floors, you should count 2 hours on average. If you also want to visit the upper floor (top), it is best to add at least 1 extra hour.

You can of course make your visit longer if you wish, once you are inside you can spend as long as you like in the Tower.

Using the stairs will also take you a little longer than the elevator. To climb the stairs, you have to add about 15 minutes per floor. However, waiting times in elevators can sometimes be very long. Therefore, it is advisable to reseverve your tickets online now, so you will not waste unnecessary hours in long queues.

If you don’t buy the tickets before, your visit to the Eiffel Tower will probably last more than a half day, depending on the hustle and bustle of the day.


Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole-France,
75007 Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower is located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, in the Gros-Caillou district. This district is known as one of the more affluent and exclusive in Paris.

Things to see in the 7th arrondissement

  • Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower)
  • Trocadéro
    A popular viewpoint located across the Seine river, offering panoramic views of the iconic monument.
  • Les invalides
    Les Invalides is a building complex that houses several museums, including the Musée de l’Armée (Army Museum), which is dedicated to the history of the French military.
  • Musée d’Orsay
    Musée d’Orsay is an art museum that features a collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings and sculptures.
  • École Militaire
    The École Militaire (Military School) is a military academy located in Paris, France. It was founded in 1750 by King Louis XV and is one of the oldest military academies in the world.
  • Musée du Quai Branly
    The Musée du Quai Branly is an ethnographic museum located at the Quai Branly, a street along the Seine River in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. The museum’s collection includes more than 300,000 objects from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania.
  • Pont Alexandre III
    Pont Alexandre III is an ancient bridge that spans the Seine River. It is named after Tsar Alexander III and connects the 8th and 7th arrondissements of Paris. The bridge is a popular spot for tourists to take photographs, and offers beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Rodin museum
    This museum features the largest collection of works by the French sculptor Auguste Rodin.
  • Champ de Mars
    A large public park located at the base of the Eiffel Tower, offering a green space to relax and enjoy the views.
  • Assemblée nationale
    The Assemblée nationale (National Assembly) is the lower house of the French Parliament. It is located in the Palais Bourbon

See the Eiffel Tower from above (Google Earth)