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

Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Behind-the-Scenes Theatrical Tour

Get both skip-the-line and behind-the-scenes access to Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower and learn about its history in an engaging and original way on this fascinating theatrical tour. A charismatic actor will portray a compelling love story as you explore the wartime bunker under the Champ de Mars and the engine room that keeps the landmark’s elevators running – locations most visitors never see! Then, bypass the lines and whiz up to the tower’s second floor for astounding panoramic views.

This small-group tour is limited to 20 people, ensuring you won’t miss a moment of your guide’s dramatic and informative performance.


  • Skip-the-line admission and behind-the-scenes tour of the Eiffel Tower with an actor guide
  • Learn the history of Paris' most famous landmark through a love story portrayed by your guide
  • See the wartime bunker under the Champ de Mars and the machinery that powers the tower’s massive elevators
  • Bypass the lines for priority access to the tower's second floor to admire breathtaking views
  • Choice of a morning or afternoon tour
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a more intimate experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is definitely not your usual Eiffel Tower tour! It brings the story of the tower to life with a tale of romance and adventure played out in front of you as you go behind the scenes of Paris' most famous monument.

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Behind-the-Scenes Theatrical Tour

Enjoy a view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower's 2nd floor on your theatrical tour

Meet your guide and small group in front of the Eiffel Tower to begin your absorbing 1.5-hour morning or afternoon walking tour of one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, originally built for the 1889 World’s Fair. Your actor guide will draw you into the romantic story of a young American woman named Lemony and a French aviator named Antonin who fall in love at the Eiffel Tower.

Learn about the history of Paris and the Eiffel Tower through the adventures of the characters your guide portrays as you view intriguing areas of the tower many visitors don’t even know about. Descend into the military bunker located beneath the Champ de Mars, the large open field adjacent to the tower. As you’ll learn, the tower once housed military communications equipment, and the bunker and its complex network of secret tunnels was created during World War I to serve as a vital evacuation route.

Continue your tour above ground at the Eiffel Tower’s engine room, viewing the impressive equipment that powers the tower’s hydraulic lifts. Next, skip the lines at those elevators and ascend to the 380-foot (116-meter) second floor of the tower with your guide. Head up to the rooftop of Michelin-starred Le Jules Verne restaurant and revel in the spectacular views of Paris as your guide concludes his story with heroine Lemony’s 100th birthday.

Your theatrical, behind-the-scenes tour of the Eiffel Tower ends on the second-floor observation deck, where you can linger as long as you wish or buy a ticket to the third level of the Eiffel Tower for even more dramatic panoramic views from 906 feet (276 meters) up.

Please note: Engineering work will be taking place on the roof of Le Jules Verne from January 15-29, 2015. Access will not be possible during that time.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

this was fantastic .... would recommend this to everyone especially kids. My daughter learnt heaps from this fabulous guy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The four of us agree that this tour was the highlight of our trip to France and Germany! Maybe next time we will actually meet the lovely Lemony....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Terrific tour! Our group was multigenerational older children, their parents, young couples and fit seniors and everyone enjoyed the story and Phillipe's ability to engage us all. I booked the tour to avoid the lines, but this was the most pleasant of surprises. Phillipe was wonderful. Lots of steps involved.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was fabulous! Our guide was so engaging - adults and children were completely attentive. It was great skipping the lines as well!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide made this tour really enjoyable and memorable. Fun way to explore the Tower!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

How fantastic was this tour. The guide was informative, funny and gave you a real insight the Eiffel Tower from a different perspective. If you were only going to do one thing in Paris do this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent guide didn't catch his name. Stayed in character right up until he took us up to 2nd Floor of Eiffel Tower - wonderful, energetic talented young man and very knowledgeable about the history and behind scences of tower. Went into Bunker room area and also to mechanical room. Highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a fun way to see the eiffel tower, behind the scenes and get some history. Our guide, Phillipe, was funny and a pleasure to spend a couple of hours with. This was one of the highlights of my trip to Paris.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour. Great performance. Well worth the money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide Sebastian was very informative. We got to see parts of the tower not seen regularly by other tourists. Great value for money!

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