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  • Address: 5 Avenue Anatole France
  • Hours: Daily 9:30am–11pm. (Mid-June to early September: 9am–midnight)
  • Admission: Varies

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Eiffel Tower

Built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World Fair — held to commemorate the centennial of the Revolution — the Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel) made headlines at the time as the world's tallest structure at 1,050 feet (320 meters). Initially opposed by Paris' artistic and literary elite, the tower was almost torn down in 1909, but salvation came when it proved an ideal platform for the antennas needed for the new science of radiotelegraphy.

Today, the highlight of a visit to the Eiffel Tower is its views, both from the ground and out over Paris from high in the tower. Start at the base of the tower and peer upward through the girders to see the inner workings and complex architecture. Then, head up to the three levels open to the public for an unrivaled glimpse of Paris’ skyline and a visit to the famed 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant, located on the first level.

Just southeast of the Eiffel Tower is a grassy expanse that served as the site of the world's first balloon flights. Today, the area is frequented by skateboarding teens and activists stating their views on the current state of France.

Practical Info

Take metro line 6 to stop Bir Hakeim or RER line C to the Champ de Mars station, which will drop you off closest to the Eiffel Tower. For better views, get off across the river Seine at stop Trocadero, accessible by metro lines 6 and 9. Elevators stop at each level of the Eiffel Tower (pricing depends on how high you go), but there are often long queues, so opt for a skip-the-line ticket.

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Eiffel Tower Priority Access Ticket and Host

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 3 Reviews

Save your precious Paris sightseeing time with this skip-the-line Eiffel Tower ticket. One of only a few priority admission tickets to include a host and ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.28

Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour by Night

4.5 star rating: Recommended 92 Reviews

Admire panoramic evening views over Paris on this 1.5-hour skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tour. Marvel at the magnificent Eiffel Tower illuminated against the ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $44.92
$52.85 Save $7.93

Viator Exclusive: Eiffel Tower Visit with Picnic-Style Lunch, Champagne and Trocadero View Seating

4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Perhaps the most recognizable monument on the planet, the Eiffel Tower is a symbol of all things chic and Parisian. With this Viator Exclusive that's available ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.74

Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Small-Group Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 50 Reviews

Beat the queues at one of the world’s most famous attractions on this 2-hour, skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tour. Follow your guide through the Trocadero gardens ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.85

Skip the Line: Small-Group Eiffel Tower Sunset Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 416 Reviews

Enjoy a spectacular sunset from one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, the Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel)! A skip-the-line ticket means you will avoid the ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 1.5 hours

From USD $54.03

Skip the Line: 2nd Level Eiffel Tower Ticket and Small-Group Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Beat the queues and enjoy skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower on this 90-minute tour. Follow your guide straight up to the second floor of the must-see ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Total activity time: approx 2 hours

Tour duration: 90 minutes

From USD $54.03

Viator Exclusive: Eiffel Tower Priority Access Admission with Virtual Reality Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

See Paris via virtual reality on a Viator Exclusive Eiffel Tower tour, available nowhere else. After you skip past the tower’s famously long admission ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.55
$64.60 Save $7.05

Paris Super Saver: Skip-the-Line Eiffel Tower and Seine River Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 547 Reviews

Enjoy two quintessential Parisian experiences on a Paris Super Saver that combines an Eiffel Tower tour with a Seine River cruise at a discounted price. With a ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $64.60

Paris City Tour, Seine River Cruise and Eiffel Tower

4 star rating: Recommended 1755 Reviews

See Paris' main attractions in a four-hour Paris city tour with a difference. Your sightseeing tour of Paris includes a tour across the city by coach, views of ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.52

Paris Night Combo: Skip-the-Line Eiffel Tower Tour and Seine River Cruise with Champagne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 194 Reviews

Combine a sunset Seine River cruise with a skip-the-line night tour of the Eiffel Tower on an exciting Paris combo! Watch the sun set over beautiful Parisian ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $104.53

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