Eiffelturm in Paris

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Attraction details and booking info

Visit the Eiffel Tower and experience unforgettable moments on the most iconic landmark of Paris. Book your Eiffel Tower tickets online now to save your spot and avoid long queues. You can also find out how to save up to 40% with low-priced packages that provide you with tickets for several attractions at once. On top of this, we will also provide you with top-secret insider knowledge and interesting facts about the Eiffel Tower, which will give you an experience unlike any other.

Get your tickets for the Eiffel Tower in Paris now, through our ticket partner GetYourGuide, and benefit from many advantages:

  • Best prices guaranteed
  • Avoid long queues on site
  • Free cancellation up to 24h in advance
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All Eiffel Tower ticket options at a glance

Normally you would expect waiting times of 1-2 hours outside the Eiffel Tower. And in the high season, waiting times can be longer! Fortunately, our ticket partner GetYourGuide exclusively offers tickets without waiting times. It is therefore worth booking your Eiffel Tower tickets online in advance.

Still not convinced? You might be happy to wait in the long queues, but we still wouldn't recommend taking the risk to get tickets at the door on the day. Tickets are often sold out on-site very early - however, via GetYourGuide, you can often still find tickets at short notice.

We have picked out the best tickets for you so that you don't have to search long for the perfect Eiffel Tower ticket, or holiday package. See below for our ticket-comparison:

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    Eiffelturm Ticket Spitze

    Eiffel Tower ticket: complete access, including the top level

    • from 37,32 € 43,90 € –15%, duration: 1.5 hours
    • Eiffel Tower ticket: complete access all the way to the top level (the highest public Observation Deck in the European Union)

    With this ticket, you can enjoy the Eiffel Tower to the fullest and get the best view of Paris. With this Eiffel Tower ticket, you have access to every floor. On the 3rd floor - the top of the Eiffel Tower - you can see Gustave Eiffel's former office, among other things. From there, you can also enjoy a wide view of the Parisian countryside. The ticket also grants you skip-the-line access. This means you don't have to waste time queuing up with the big crowds. Use the extra time to look around at your leisure and to take as many photos as you'd like.

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    Eiffel Tower ticket: access up to Second Floor

    • from 46,75 € 55 € –15%, duration: 1.5 hours
    • Access to 1st and 2nd floor

    This ticket gives you access to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower. Optionally, you can also book the 3rd level here, if you decide that you do want to get to the top. Many visitors even claim that you can enjoy the best view from the 2nd floor. For one thing, there is no fence on this viewing platform. Additionally, from this height you have a better view of the beautiful city of Paris and less of the surrounding countryside. With this Eiffel Tower ticket, you also get skip-the-line access with no waiting. And on top of all of this, this ticket has no time limit, which means that you can enjoy the great view for as long as you like.

  • Kombi-Ticket
    Eiffelturm und Bootstour Ticket

    Combi-Ticket: Eiffel Tower & Boat Trip

    • from 49 €, duration: 3 hours
    • Eiffel Tower: access to the 1st and 2nd floor (with option to add-on access to the 3rd level at additional cost).
    • Includes a guide
    • 1-hour boat trip on the Seine

    With this ticket, you can kill two birds with one stone: you get access to the Eiffel Tower, and a boat trip on the Seine! These two attractions absolutely should not be missed during your stay in Paris.

    And the great thing about this package: with this combination ticket, you not only save time but also money. You decide which level of the Eiffel Tower you want to visit: whether you just want the 1st and 2nd floors, or if you'd like to go straight to the top. Afterward, a breathtaking boat trip on the Seine awaits you. From there you'll find a spectacular view of numerous sights in Paris.

  • Kombi-Ticket
    Kombiticket für Eiffelturm, Louvre und Bootstour

    Combi-Ticket: Eiffel Tower & Louvre Museum & Boat Trip

    • from 99 Euro, duration: 5 hours
    • Eiffel Tower: access to all three levels. 
    • Incl. guide
    • 1-hour boat trip on the Seine
    • Admission to the Louvre Museum

    With this ticket, you can visit the three most iconic attractions of Paris: the Eiffel Tower, the famous Louvre Museum the Seine. This package is ideal for those who like to experience as much as possible in Paris while saving time and money. You start the day with a guided tour of the 1st and 2nd floors of the Eiffel Tower - and of course you will also enjoy the chance to skip the line! Afterwards, you have the opportunity to explore the top of the Eiffel Tower on your own and enjoy the view. Next, you will see another perspective of the sights of Paris during your boat trip down the Seine. This is a great way to cool off, especially in summer. Last but not least, you have the opportunity to visit the world-famous Louvre Museum.

FAQ about the Eiffel Tower in Paris

As the Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular sights in the world, you can expect long waiting times on-site, especially during peak season. Especially in front of the ticket counters in front of the Eiffel Tower, you have to expect a waiting time of 1 - 2 hours or longer. In addition, tickets are often sold out very quickly.

Therefore, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets online in advance and skip the queue. This way, you are guaranteed that nothing will stand in the way of your trip to Paris! The popular online tickets not only save you time and allow you to avoid the long queues on-site - you also benefit from international customer service and a free cancellation option.

You can also save a lot of money with combination tickets such as the "Eiffel Tower, Seine Boat Tour & City Tour" or "Eiffel Tower Tour in the Morning with Elevator & Seine Boat Tour" ticket!
The Eiffel Tower is 321 metres high in total (including the TV antenna at the top). 
Yes, the Eiffel Tower can be visited until 1am. The "Eiffel Tower & Evening Boat Trip" combo ticket is highly recommended. What could be more romantic than a boat trip on the Seine while the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower are reflected on the Seine?
The Eiffel Tower begins to glow every day after dark (around 8pm). The 20,000 lights glitter on the hour for about 10 minutes. You should not miss this moment! The best way to see the spectacle is from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
The lighting company SETE illuminations have secured the copyright to the illuminated Eiffel Tower. However, this does not mean that you cannot photograph the Eiffel Tower at night. The Eiffel Tower may be photographed for private purposes, but not for commercial purposes and therefore not for blogs or posts on social media.
Explicit permission is required for commercial purposes.
Eiffelturm in Paris
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The Eiffel Tower - the landmark of Paris

With over 7 million visitors a year, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular tourist sights in the world. The Parisian cityscape is very much characterised by the iron lady from Paris and it is hard to imagine Paris without her. The steel tower is an absolute "must-see" on any visit to Paris: from there you have a gigantic view of the city and the surrounding countryside. A visit is worthwhile both by day and by night! While during the day you can enjoy a wide view of the surrounding countryside, at night you will be enchanted by the glittering lights.

Insider tip: generally one might assume that you have the best view from the top, but unfortunately, you may be a bit disappointed. The best view of Paris on the Eiffel Tower is actually from the second floor. Why, you ask? It's simple: unlike the 3rd floor, there is no fence on the observation deck - perfect for taking beautiful photos! Moreover, from the height of the second floor, the city shows itself from a more beautiful perspective and doesn't seem as small as from the very top.

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Facts & Figures about the Eiffel Tower

  • Total height of the Eiffel Tower: 324 metres high
  • Total weight of the Eiffel Tower: 10,010 tons
  • 3 observation platforms
  • Every 7 years, 60 tonnes of paint are needed for repainting.
  • The lifts travel 103,000 kilometres a year. This is approximately 2.5 times the total circumference of the earth.
  • You can feel movement on the top of the Eiffel Tower: in strong winds, the highest point can sway up to 8 cm. In extreme cold, the Eiffel Tower can shrink by about 10 cm.
  • In honour of breast cancer prevention, the Eiffel Tower shines a pink light every October.
  • At Le Jules Verne restaurant, marriage proposals are made on average twice a day.
  • Every year there is a stair race up the Eiffel Tower. The record for 1,665 steps is currently 7.48 minutes. How fast can you climb? ;-)
  • There are dozens of Eiffel Tower replicas around the world. The largest replica is in Las Vegas and is 165 metres high.

What awaits you in the Eiffel Tower

  1. Erste Ebene des Eiffelturms

    1st floor

    • Accessibility: there is a lift available to all three levels, for those with mobility issues
    • 57 metres high
    • Floor space: 5420 sqm
    • Several souvenir shops
    • Delicious drinks & food (e.g. the bar "bar à macaron": here you can find delicious macarons)
    • Star restaurant "Jules Verne
    • Modern showcases explaining the function of the former and present lifts
    • Partly glass floor
  2. Zweite Ebene des Eiffelturms

    2nd floor

    • Accessibility: there is a lift available to all three levels, for those with mobility issues
    • Height: 115 metres
    • Floor space: 1,430 sqm
    • Float over Paris through the glass floor
    • The Parcours culturel gives you exciting information about the Eiffel Tower
    • Souvenir shop with snack bar
    • Restaurant "58 Tour Eiffel
    • Salon Gustave Eiffel: space for events
  3. Dritte Ebene des Eiffelturms

    3rd floor

    • Accessibility: there is a lift available to all three levels, for those with mobility issues
    • Height: 276 metres
    • Floor space: 250 sqm
    • Panoramic view of up to 70 km of the surrounding countryside
    • Replica of Gustave Eiffel's office with wax figures of the famous builder and his daughter
    • Orientation panel with distances to major cities of the world
    • 1/50th scale model of the original top of the Eiffel Tower 1889
    • Champagne bar

The history behind the Eiffel Tower

A steel tower was to be built for the 1889 World's Fair in Paris; this became the birth of the Eiffel Tower that we know today. Gustave Eiffel's engineering office was already working on various designs in 1884. A few years later, the construction of the Eiffel Tower began. The Eiffel Tower was completed in record time a few weeks before the opening of the World Exhibition in March 1889. As the World's Fair coincided with the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, Gustave Eiffel climbed the Eiffel Tower via a staircase (the lifts were not yet in operation) and placed the French flag at the top of the Eiffel Tower.

Incidentally, Eiffel kept his study near the top of the tower throughout his life to receive friends and acquaintances. And even today, there is a replica of it on the 3rd level.

Originally, the Eiffel Tower was to be dismantled 20 years after the World's Fair. Because at that time there was a lot of headwind around the building. Even writers, painters, sculptors, and architects protested against the modern building because, in their opinion, it would harm the beauty of Paris. But the Eiffel Tower was very popular, especially with tourists. Many tourists even came to Paris mainly because of the high tower.

Over time, the citizens also came to like the building and the Eiffel Tower became a Parisian landmark. Finally, it was decided to renovate the Eiffel Tower and not to dismantle it. In the meantime, the Eiffel Tower has become an integral part of the cityscape.

Karussel vor dem Eiffelturm in Paris
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Opening Hours and Directions

Opening Hours

Monday
9:00 - 0:45
Tuesday
9:00 - 0:45
Wednesday
9:00 - 0:45
Thursday
9:00 - 0:45
Friday
9:00 - 0:45
Saturday
9:00 - 0:45
Sunday
9:00 - 0:45

May vary on public holidays/festivals.

Directions

Arrival by metro
The Eiffel Tower can be reached with the lines M6 (station: Bir-Hakeim), M8 (station: Ecole Militaire) and M9 (station: Trocadéro).

Arrival by bus
The following bus lines will take you directly in front of the Eiffel Tower: 82/30, 42, 69/86 and 72.

Address
Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, Frankreich

Website
www.toureiffel.paris

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