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

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Eiffel Tower Tours

With its famous tapering cast iron tip, the Eiffel Tower is not just the symbol of Paris but of all of France. Erected by Gustave Eiffel to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution in 1889, the 1,050-foot (320-meter) tower once held the title of the world's tallest structure. Despite having been dwarfed by Dubai's Burj Khalifa and The Shard in London, the Eiffel Tower remains one of the most recognizable landmarks on the planet. View the architectural icon from afar, or stop in at the three observation levels for stellar city views.

The Basics
The Eiffel Tower's first floor features exhibits, kid-friendly experiences, and the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant; the second deck includes the Jules Verne Restaurant; and the third-floor summit, accessible via a glass lift, features Gustave Eiffel's private apartments and a Champagne bar. Of course, all levels offer striking 360-degree views of the City of Light.

Although a testament to the structure's global popularity, the crowds can be quite large, meaning that priority-access tours are highly recommended—in peak season, long lines mean waits can often exceed three hours. Save precious sightseeing time by booking a skip-the-line Eiffel Tower ticket with or without a tour guide; this experience can combined with a Paris city tour that covers the top sights, such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Moulin Rouge, Montparnasse, and the Louvre museum. If you'd rather view the iconic structure in all its glory than head to the top, book a Seine River cruise, or a walking, biking, or Segway tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Plan your visit in advance and book skip-the-line tickets to avoid long wait times.
  • If you purchase an admission ticket for Eiffel Tower summit access, you'll head straight to the top before stopping at the lower levels on your downward journey.
  • There are ATMs and souvenir shops on the ground floor.
  • The tower's first two levels are wheelchair accessible, but the summit is not.
  • You'll be required to undergo a security screening before entering the tower.

How to Get to the Eiffel Tower
Take metro line 6 to stop Bir Hakeim or RER line C to the Champ de Mars station. For better views, take metro line 6 or 9 to stop Trocadero across from the River Seine.

When to Get There
There's no bad time to visit the Eiffel Tower, but summer and the holiday months are especially atmospheric, and night tours afford luminescent panorama views. For a unique experience, coincide your visit with Bastille Day and see the tower illuminated by fireworks.

Unique Eiffel Tower Experiences
The first-floor 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant is the perfect place to see the Paris skyline and try some French cuisine. Travelers can also opt to go behind the scenes at the tower to see the exclusive engine room and the second level's rooftop terrace.

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Full-Day Self-Guided Paris Tour from London by Eurostar with Seine River Cruise, London, null
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Full-Day Self-Guided Paris Tour from London by Eurostar with Seine River Cruise

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Eiffel Tower Summit Priority Access with Host, Paris, Day Trips
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Eiffel Tower Summit Priority Access with Host

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Eiffel Tower Priority Access Ticket with Host, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Eiffel Tower Priority Access Ticket with Host

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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 live guide and ...  Read more

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Avoid any hassle and get inside the Eiffel Tower without waiting in line. On the second floor change elevators and, after a short elevator ride, get to the ...  Read more

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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour and Summit Access, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour and Summit Access

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Skip the notorious long lines at the Eiffel Tower and discover Paris' most famous landmark with a local and passionate guide during this engaging 90-minute ...  Read more

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Skip-the-line ticket for the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Don't wait to get inside the most famous tower in the world and skip the long waiting lines to step directly in the elevators.

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Duration: 1 to 3 hrs

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Guided Climb of the Eiffel Tower with Optional Summit Access, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Guided Climb of the Eiffel Tower with Optional Summit Access

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Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations Night Tour, Paris, Climbing
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Eiffel Tower Climbing Experience with Guide, Paris, Night Cruises
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Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine River Cruise by Minivan, Paris, Climbing
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