The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the World’s Fair in Paris (1889) and became the tallest man-made structure in the world until the Chrysler Building in New York was completed in 1930.
Although today it is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world, it was initially criticized by the French. In addition, in theory, it was only going to be a temporary exhibition that would last 20 years. Luckily, Gustave Eiffel convinced the government to keep the building and use it as a radio station.
A total of 1,665 steps will take you to the top of the tower, but you can only go as far as the second floor, where there is an elevator that will take you all the way to the top. Originally, only the second floor was open to the public, but today all three levels of the tower, which feature award-winning restaurants, are accessible. At night, the Eiffel Tower is illuminated by 20,000 light bulbs.
Remember that there is no left-luggage service, so do not bring large suitcases or non-folding strollers.
In 2017, it was announced that the metal fences surrounding the Eiffel Tower will be replaced with a bulletproof glass wall, as protection against terrorist attacks.
8-12 May: 9:30 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.
7 July – 26 August: 9 a.m. – 12:45 a.m.
(Last admission at midnight.)
Rest of the year: 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
The last lift is at 11 p.m. (10:30 p.m. to the top).
Stairs: 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
(Last admission at 6 p.m.)
Lift entrance ticket* / to the top / by stairs*/ stair access + lift
Adults: €16.30 / €25.50 / €10.20 / €19.40
Youth (12 – 24): €8.10 / €12.70/ €5.10 / €9.70
Children (4 – 11), disabled: €4.10 / €6.40 / €2.50 / €4.90
*valid to 2nd floor
The access waiting time to the monument is likely to be over 2 hours unless you book online.
An extra ticket for the top floor may be purchased on the 2nd floor, depending on weather conditions.
AddressChamp de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
coordinates48°51’29.743″ N 2°17’40.184″ E