Initially opposed by Paris' artistic and literary elite, the Eiffel Tower was almost torn down in 1909. The tower's salvation came when it proved an ideal platform for the antennas needed for the new science of radiotelegraphy.
Today, the highlight of a visit are the views over Paris. When you're done peering upward through the girders, three levels are open to the public.
Just southeast of the Eiffel Tower is a grassy expanse that was once the site of the world's first balloon flights and is now used by teens as a skateboarding arena and by activists stating their views on the current state of France.
Tours & Tickets
Book your skip-the-line ticket to the Eiffel Tower and leave the long queues behind! This is a fully escorted tour by an English-speaking expert guide, who ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
Take a romantic day trip to Paris on the Eurostar and see the sights including Notre Dame, Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy a Champagne lunch at ... Read more
London, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Enjoy a memorable night out in Paris by combining a visit to the Eiffel Tower and Seine River cruise with a cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge. Enjoy dinner at ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
Take to the skies above Paris on a helicopter tour to Versailles! Soar over the Seine River, Bois de Boulogne and incredible Versailles Palace before landing ... Read more
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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 ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)