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

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

Get a new perspective on Paris’s iconic Eiffel Tower with a theatrical behind-the-scenes tour. Explore the military bunker beneath the Champ de Mars and the engine room that controls the tower’s elevators as your costumed guide enacts a wartime love story. Then, skip the long lines and ride up to the second-floor observation deck where you can take in breathtaking views of Paris. Group numbers are limited to 20 for a fun and interactive tour. 


  • 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

Discover the history of the world-famous Eiffel Tower in a unique and engaging way. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and meet your actor-guide in front of the tower. Hear the heart-tugging story of a young American woman and a French aviator whose love story played out against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower.

Throughout the 1.5-hour tour, discover the history of this landmark through your guide’s theatrical portrayal and see parts of the tower that most visitors miss. Descend beneath the Champs de Mars field in front of the tower to scope out a military bunker and secret tunnel network built here during World War I.

The story continues at the tower’s engine room, which houses the machinery used to power the high-speed hydraulic elevators. Skip to the front of the long queue at the tower entrance take a thrilling ride up to the second-floor observation deck that rises 380 feet (160 meters) off the ground. Your guide will present the dramatic conclusion of the love story here on the rooftop of the Le Jules Verne restaurant, surrounded by sweeping panoramic views of Paris. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was amzing and really funny.
We had an astonishing afternoon...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Philippe was by far the most energetic, entertaining and informative. He was on time and kept us on time without being pushy or loosing any of the theatrical flair. We saw parts of the Eiffel Tower that we had never imagined or heard of before. I have a bit of difficulty with stairs, but he worked around my problems and I didn't miss anything. Filled with much laughter, information and grant sites. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND. and I hope you get Philippe.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Do not be put off by the title Theatrical Tour. This was absolutely fabulous, with an engaging guide. Initially booked as could not secure tickets to go up the Eiffel Tower and did not want to queue on the day with my 2 children. A treat not to be missed. Very inclusive, including letting my 7 year old wear a pilot hat. A little concerned at first as English guide did not show, but this guide switched from English to French with ease, weaving a love story and information about the tower. A treat not to be missed and one I would definitely book again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a wonderful tour. Informative yet entertaining. Would recommend to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour which we thoroughly enjoyed with costume changes and singing....a bonus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour guide was informative, funny and he gave us a great historic and technical introduction to the grey lady. It was a wonderful way to end our excursion to Paris. We can only recommend this with full gusto. 5 stars because there's no option to give 6. :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was sensational. Ticket collection process was a worry but was fine.
Our family of 5 really enjoyed the artistic flair of our guide, 'back stage' access, history of the tower, and skip the line (v-good) although very cold/windy on L2 (hot choc fixed that), we paid 6€ for L3.
Good value.

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.

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