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Second floor with stairs and option to the top
From €39 per person
2 – 2,5 hours
Tour guide in English
Second Floor with elevator & Audio Guide
From €65 per person
Tour guide in English
Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum & Cruise
From €109.90 per person
5-hour small group tour
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What to visit
With the tickets on offer you can always visit the first and second floors. If you wish to visit the summit you must choose a ticket that specifically includes this option.
Please note, tickets for the summit sell out quickly, because the number of visitors allowed per day is limited.
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.
This floor is accessible by stairs or elevator.
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.
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.
This floor is accessible by stairs or elevator.
Restaurant ‘Le Jules Verne’
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 summit (third floor)
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!
This floor is only accessible by elevator.
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.
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.
Stairs or elevator?
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.
The entrances of the tower
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.
How to visit
Here you will find step by step what you can expect if you choose a ticket with a guided tour for the Eiffel Tower.
- Go to the meeting point
Your ticket indicates where the meeting point is and at what time you should be there. Your guide will welcome you here.
- Follow your guide to the Eiffel Tower
Together with your guide and possibly other people in your group, you will walk to the Eiffel Tower. This walk takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes depending on where your meeting point is located. During this short walk your guide will tell you some interesting facts about the Eiffel Tower and the surrounding area.
- Skip the line at the ticket office
Your guide will lead you through the ticket office, you can just follow and enjoy the surroundings at the entrance to the Eiffel Tower.
- Follow your guide to right entrance
Your guide will accompany you to the correct entrance, you simply follow. You may have to wait in line to get through security.
Because there are multiple entrances to the Eiffel Tower, it is very convenient that you can simply follow your guide here. This way you avoid losing time finding the right entrance, or queuing at the wrong entrance.
- Climb the Eiffel Tower by elevator or stairs
Depending on your ticket, you can take the elevator or the stairs. From this point you can enjoy the incredible view of Paris.
- Explore and enjoy!
Once you reach the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, you can enjoy the spectacular view of Paris. Depending on your ticket, you will receive a short tour of the 2nd floor from your guide, after which the guided tour will stop and you can continue exploring the Eiffel Tower at your own pace. If you choose a ticket for the top, you must take the elevator on the 2nd floor.
- Descend the Eiffel Tower
You can descend the Eiffel Tower via the stairs or elevator. This is entirely your own choice. Also visit the first floor, where you will find the restaurant ‘Madame Brasserie’.
- Go to your next attraction (combination tickets only)
If you have opted for a ticket with multiple attractions, you can move on to the next attraction after your visit to the Eiffel Tower. You choose the time at which you want to do this.
- For Seine Cruise:
The harbor where the cruise boats depart is close to the Eiffel Tower and can easily be reached on foot.
- For the Louvre:
It is best to go to the Louvre by public transport via the metro. You can also walk, but this takes more time.
- For Seine Cruise:
Benefits of a guided tour
It is easy
A guide will easily guide you to the correct entrance. No stress and therefore you can fully enjoy your visit to the Eiffel Tower.
You save time
You can skip the queue at the checkout and don’t have to waste time looking for the right entrance. Your guide will show you the way!
Real value for money
You pay just a little more for many benefits. There are also often interesting discounts on certain tickets. Check it out and find your ticket!
You learn more
The background information your guide tells you will surprise you and provide additional insight into this impressive monument.
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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.
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.
Address Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole-France, 75007 Paris, France
Ticket prices and rates
The price for guided tour tickets varies between 20 and 100 euros per ticket. The price depends on which options you choose and the day and time also influence the ticket price.
You can also buy your ticket at the Eiffel Tower box office. Please note that long waiting times at the checkout are possible.
Standard tickets at the ticket office are divided into 4 categories:
- Visit the first and second floor by elevator.
- Visit the first and second floors by stairs.
- Visit the top by elevator, you can also take the elevator to the first 2 floors.
- Visit the top by elevator, the first 2 floors by stairs.
|Ticket rates 2024
> 24 years
< 4 years
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.
Arc de Triomphe rooftop
From € 16 per person
Visit the top of the Arc de Triomphe and enjoy the beautiful view of Paris!
Louvre Museum and optional Seine boat tour
From € 18.90 per person
Combine a visit to the Louvre Museum with a Seine Cruise.
Seine River Cruise
From € 29.45 per person
Discover the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and other iconic monuments from a 1-hour cruise!
Eiffel Tower & Seine cruise
From €95.90 per person
Combine your visit of the Eiffel Tower with a cruise on the Seine
Frequently asked questions
Yes, you can purchase Eiffel Tower tickets online. If you buy your ticket online you avoid possible long queues at the ticket office.
Yes, you can buy Eiffel Tower tickets for specific time slots. The selected skip-the-line tickets have timed-entry tickets, which allow you to select a specific date and time for your visit.
Depending on the type of ticket, a partial or full refund is possible. Therefore, always read the cancellation policy of the chosen ticket carefully.
No, printing the tickets is not necessary.
Yes, it is possible to purchase for a large group. Although tickets for the top of the Eiffel Tower cannot be booked for a large group.
Children under 4 enter the Eiffel Tower free of charge but need always be accompanied by adults.
The least busy times of the year are from October to March, with the exception of December. The Eiffel Tower is a very popular attraction for many tourists all year round, especially the summer period from June to September can be very busy.
During the Christmas period and New Year’s Eve festivities there is also a lot of activity in and around the Eiffel Tower.
The least busy time is in the morning between 9 and 10 am.
It is also slightly less busy in the evening than in the afternoon. You can also choose to visit the Tower at midnight, this is an unforgettable romantic experience, the Tower will be illuminated.
In general, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are also less busy than weekend days.
You should allow an average of 2 hours to visit the first and second floors. If you also want to visit the top floor (top), it is best to allow at least 1 hour extra.
If you take the stairs instead of the elevator, add approximately 15 minutes per floor to the duration of the visit.
No, there is no time limit per visit.
According to safety regulations, it is strictly forbidden to enter the Eiffel Tower with luggage. However, you can leave your bags in a locker near the tower.
Although the first and second floors are easily accessible by lift, the stairs are not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please also note that for safety reasons, people with reduced mobility will not be able to access the summit in the event of an emergency evacuation.
Yes, a visit to the Eiffel Tower also offers a great opportunity to enjoy a delicious dinner in one of the two restaurants, namely ‘Le Jule Verne’ and ‘Madame Brasserie‘.
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