The Eiffel Tower is France’s most iconic symbol and one of the most recognisable towers in the world. It is also the world’s most visited monument with almost 250 million tourists paying to access this spectacular structure since its opening in 1889. Built as part of the Paris Exposition to celebrate the centenary of the French Revolution, ascending the Tower should be on your must-do list for your trip to Paris. Take the lift or walk to the first floor and pluck up the courage to step out onto the brand new glass transparent flooring surrounding the tower. Continue the 704 steps to the second floor, if you’re feeling fit, and dine at the renowned Jules Vernes restaurant. Then take the glass lift up to the 180-metre summit and take in the splendour of the views across the Parisian skyline with a glass of champagne from the bar!
You can visit the Tour d'Eiffel every day of the year, although its opening times do vary. Summer hours are generally 9am until midnight and for the rest of the year, the last lift ascends at 11pm. General admission via lift to the summit costs €17 per adult and €8 per child aged 4 to 11. The nearest airports are Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly. From there, you can take the RER/metro to either Champ de Mars or Bir-Hakeim metro stations. Another option is cruising along the River Seine and arriving at the Tower by boat.
With around 25,000 visitors every day, it’s wise to book your tickets online in advance.
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When you head to Paris, you'll find plenty of things to do and see there: take a trip to The Pompidou Centre or nearby Notre Dame Cathedral, revel in the history of the Arc de Triomphe or spend the day browsing the thousands of art works in the Musée du Louvre. Another option is to take a stroll through the Luxembourg Gardens if the weather is nice.
To find out more information about the Tour d'Eiffel, please contact the venue directly, where you’ll find details about opening hours, full address, the height of each section of the Tower as well as more details and information on how to get there from other Paris destinations such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre.
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