Eiffel Tower: ticket prices, timetables and how to get there

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La Torre Eiffel o Tour Eiffel is the symbol of Paris and the main attraction of the city. It is located in the 7th district, in Champ de Mars near the banks of the Seine, the river that crosses the French capital and which gives it that romantic and unique atmosphere.

Her exceptional size and its immediately recognizable silhouette have made the tower an emblem of Paris and France. His 300 meters high allowed it to carry the title of "the tallest structure in the world" until the 1930s construction of the Chrysler Building in New York.



Every year it is visited by over six million tourists. During a vacation or a trip to Paris visit the Eiffel Tower It is a must, you cannot say that you have visited Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower.

How to visit the Eiffel Tower

First floor

The first floor is located at 57 meters from the ground and is able to withstand the simultaneous presence of about 3.000 people. The first floor houses a circular gallery that allows a 360 ° view of Paris. This gallery has several orientation maps and binoculars that allow you to observe the main Parisian monuments.

The first floor also houses a restaurant, the 58 Eiffel Tower, which extends over two levels. This offers on one side, a panoramic view of Paris, and on the other, a view inside the tower.

Second floor

The second floor is located at 115 meters of altitude and can bear the simultaneous presence of about 1.600 people. It is the plan where you can have it the best view over Paris, as the altitude is optimal for seeing the monuments and buildings of the city. When time permits, it is estimated that it is possible to see up to 70 km away.



On the second floor there is the renowned restaurant Le Jules-Verne, with a capacity of 95 seats. The very shady furniture blends discreetly into the metal structures of the tower, as well as having a large window that allows you to enjoy a wonderful view over Paris.

Third floor

The third floor is located at an altitude of 275 meters and is able to withstand the simultaneous presence of 400 people. It is compulsory to access with a lift, even if there are stairs which are forbidden to the public.

The elevator takes you to a room where there are maps and various information, then with a staircase you reach one external platforma, sometimes (erroneously) called "fourth floor", from where you can admire all of Paris.

Opening Hours

The visit to the Eiffel Tower is possible every day of the year.

From 14 June to 31 August

From 09:00 to 00:45

Last ascent at midnight for the 1st and 2nd floor, while for the 3rd floor at 23.00 pm.

From 1st September to 13th June

From 09:30 to 23:45

Last ascent at 23pm for the 00st and 1nd floor, while for the 2rd floor at 3pm.

Ticket fares

There are different types of tickets to access and visit the Eiffel Tower, based on which floors you want to visit and how you want to access, by lift or by stairs. Also, the price changes based on the age of the visitor.


Tours and tickets for the Eiffel Tower in Paris

 

Tariff A: adult aged 25 and over


Tariff B: boy (12 to 24 years old)

Tariff C: children (from 4 to 11 years) and the handicapped

Tariff D: small children (less than 4 years old)

Tariff A Tariff B Tariff C Tariff D
Lift ticket for 1st and 2nd floor 16,30€ 8,10€ 4,10€ Free
Lift ticket for 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors 25,50€ 12,70€ 6,40€ Free
Stairs ticket for 1st and 2nd floor 10,20€ 5,10€ 2,50€ Free
Stairs ticket for 1st and 2nd floor + lift from 2nd to 3rd floor 19,40€ 9,70€ 4,90€ Free

CAUTION: access to the 3rd floor and access via stairs are not possible for people with reduced mobility

How to get to the Eiffel Tower

Reaching the Eiffel Tower is quite simple either by public transport, by bike on foot or by car.

By metro

The metro is the most used means of getting around Paris. The Eiffel Tower is accessible via several metro lines. If you wont arrive by subway:


  • take the line 9, get off at Trocadéro station and then continue on foot for 15 minutes
  • take the line 6, get off at Bir-Hakeime station and then walk for 10 minutes
  • take the line 8, get off at Ecole militaire station and then continue on foot for 15 minutes

By RER

Take the line C of the RER, get off at the Champ de mars - Tour Eiffel station and then continue on foot for 5 minutes.


By bus

You can also reach the Eiffel Tower by bus. The 82, 42 and 72 lines they are the best and have the Eiffel Tower stop.

By boat

An original way to get to the Eiffel Tower is by boat. The berth is the Batobus Tour Eiffel and is located on the Seine, a 3-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower.

By car

If you arrive by car in the surroundings there are various parking lots: Parking Pullman Tour Eiffel, 443 Avenue Joseph Bouvard and 2 Place Joffre. All these car parks are less than 10 minutes away on foot.

By bike or on foot

If you like physical activity and want to reach the Eiffel Tower by bike or on foot, the best thing is orient yourself with your smartphone.

Accommodation near the Eiffel Tower: where to sleep

The area near the Eiffel Tower is one of the best areas to sleep in Paris. Not only is it one of the most beautiful areas of the French capital, it also has numerous places and monuments to visit beyond this gigantic structure.

Book a hotel, B&B or apartment near the Eiffel Tower

 

Curiosity

Construction took two years, two months and five days (1887 to 1889) and 250 workers. It was officially inaugurated on March 31, 1889.

To reach the top of the tower it is necessary to climb 1.665 steps. We remind you that the public is allowed to go up to the second floor with the stairs

The maintenance of the tower involves the application of fifty tons of paint every five years to protect it from corrosion.

Between 1889 and 2004, the Eiffel Tower received over 200 million visitors, both French and tourists from all over the world, making it the most visited place on the planet.

The color of the structure changes over time. On the first floor there are computers that allow you to vote for the choice of the future color of the tower. The original color was yellow.

Depending on the air temperature and solar radiation, the peak of the Eiffel Tower can move closer to or further away from the base by about eight centimeters, due to the thermal expansion of the metal.

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Paris, Tour Eiffel - Photo from Istock
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