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Tips when visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Best time to visit the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower from Trocadéro
Eiffel Tower in Spring, from the Trocadéro Gardens.

The ‘Iron Lady’ is a very popular attraction for many tourists throughout the year, especially the summer period from June to September can be very crowded.

If you are looking for a relatively quieter time to visit the Eiffel Tower, we can give you the following tips:

  • The least busy periods of the year are from October to March, with the exception of December. During the Christmas period and the New Year’s Eve parties, there is a lot of activity in and around the Eiffel Tower. However, it is recommended to spend the end of the year in Paris. The illuminated tower adds an extra dimension to the Christmas and New Years experience at night.
  • In general, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are also less crowded than weekend days.
  • 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.

To find out when the Eiffel Tower opens and closes, you can check the opening hours.

Eiffel Tower app

With the Eiffel Tower app on your phone, you can listen to all the important information through an audio guide. Learn about its history, construction and nearby monuments. So make sure to download and install the app before visiting the Eiffel Tower.

Buying souvenirs

Although there are many souvenirs in the surrounding streets or sold by merchants, we recommend you buy a souvenir in the official Eiffel Tower shops on the first or second floor.

Check the cancellation policy when buying tickets

Depending on the type of ticket you can cancel your tickets to the Eiffel Tower for free. Some tickets offer a full refund if canceled up to 48 or 72 hours, other tickets may have no refund or only a partial refund. Please check before booking your tickets.

Precautions at high temperatures

At high temperatures we recommend always having enough sun protection, enough hydration and wearing a cap or hat. This is especially recommended on hot days with long queues, to avoid heat stroke.

Precautions at low temperatures

On the third floor it can be very windy at times, so make sure you pack enough clothes if it’s cold.

Watch out for pickpockets

The Eiffel Tower is a place where there are many active pickpockets, so keep your valuables close. It is advisable to keep your money and cards hidden under your clothes, and never leave your wallet in your back pocket during the visit.

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