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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

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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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Tour and Summit Access, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations Night Tour, Paris, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Behind-the-Scenes Eiffel Tower Tour Including Champ de Mars’ Underground Bunker, Paris, Dinner ... 
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Go behind the scenes at the Eiffel Tower and discover the places that few visitors get to see! On this intriguing 1.5-hour Eiffel Tower tour, explore the Champ ...  Read more

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Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Experience the delights of Paris on a full-day, personalized tour. Take a cruise along the Seine River and enjoy lunch at the Eiffel Tower, then tour the ...  Read more

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Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine River Cruise by Minivan, Paris, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Paris City Tour and Eiffel Tower Half-day Trip, Paris, Dinner Cruises
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See Paris’ top city attractions and take in panoramic views from the Eiffel Tower on this 3-hour Paris city tour. Admire top city attractions such as the Arc ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Eiffel Tower Evening Sunset Tour with Seine River Cruise, Paris, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Location: Paris, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Summit, Louvre Museum and Cruise, Paris, Night Tours
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Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Summit, Louvre Museum and Cruise

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Get an Eiffel Tower skip-the-line ticket with summit access, a Louvre museum skip-the-line ticket and a Seine river cruise. Save hours of waiting time and ...  Read more

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