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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
How to visit
The Eiffel Tower consists of 3 floors (first floor, second floor and the summit floor). You can choose to go up by stairs or by elevator.
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.
Frequently asked questions
Can you purchase tickets online?
Yes, you can purchase Eiffel Tower tickets online. If you buy your ticket online you avoid possible long queues at the ticket office.
Can you buy tickets for specific time slots?
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.
Are tickets refundable or transferable?
Depending on the type of ticket, a partial or full refund is possible. Therefore, always read the cancellation policy of the chosen ticket carefully.
Is it necessary to print out the tickets or can I show them on my smartphone?
No, printing the tickets is not necessary.
Can you purchase tickets for a large group?
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.
Do children have to pay for a ticket?
Children under 4 enter the Eiffel Tower free of charge but need always be accompanied by adults.
What is the best time to visit the Eiffel Tower?
Best time of the year
The least busy periods of the year are from October to March, with the exception of December. The Eiffel Tower is a very popular attraction for many tourists throughout the year, especially the summer period from June to September can be very crowded.
During the Christmas period and the New Year’s Eve parties, there is also a lot of activity in and around the Eiffel Tower.
Best day of the week
In general, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are also than weekend days.
Best time of the day
The least crowded time at the Eiffel Tower is in the morning between 9 and 10.
It’s also a little less crowded in the evenings 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 at that time.
How long does it take to climb the Eiffel Tower?
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.
If you take the stairs instead of the elevator, you should add about 15 minutes per floor to the duration time of the visit.
Is there a time limit in visiting the Eiffel Tower?
No there is no time limit. Once inside, you can stay in the Tower as long as you want.
Can you enter 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.
Is the Eiffel Tower accessible to 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.
Can you eat at the Eiffel Tower?
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’.
Eiffel Tower Tickets
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