The Eiffel Tower stands on the Left Bank of the Seine river and is the top tourist attraction in Paris. It is the tallest building in Paris with a height of 320 metres. At night, thousands of small lights are shining in the Eiffel Tower what makes the tower fairy-like and romantic. Certainly in the evening don’t forget to wear some warmer cloths. On the platforms it can be windy and cold.
First-, second- and top floor
On the first floor is a post office, souvenir shop, a restaurant and a buffet with patio for a quick meal. On the second floor is The Jules Verne Restaurant with modern French gastronomic cuisine. There is also a buffet with pizza, sandwiches, hotdog, drinks and a souvenir shop. The top floor for visitors is 180 meters high. It has 2 levels: one level in the open air and the other level under a roof. At the top is the restored office of Gustave Eiffel and the Champagne Bar (a glas of champagne cost you €10-€15).
Tickets – book in time
At the foot of the tower is a ticket office. Allmost 7 million visitors bought a ticket in 2015. This means that on average every day 20.000 people visit the Eiffel Tower. In high season there can be long queus. If you want to avoid the queus it’s better to buy a ticket online. If you plan a visit in high season then you should book several weeks ahead. Specially in vacations and high season, online tickets are sold out quickly.
The Stair entrance ticket is the cheapest fare and cost €7 (children 4-11 years €3). To the second floor is 704 steps. The Stair Entrance Ticket is not sold online. Online you only can buy Lift Entrance Tickets. The cheapest fare with the lift is to the 1st and 2nd floors (€11). The ticket with the lift to the summit cost €17. People with an age of 12-24 pay €14.50 and a ticket for children is €8. Online tickets have a time stamp. You can choose a time online which suits you the best.
Last minute tickets
The official website of the Eiffel Tower has the cheapest prices. A few other online travel companies also offer tickets. Do you want to buy a ticket at the last moment and you don’t want to queu at the ticket office? Those travel companies can deliver tickets fast because they have a lot of group tickets. The fare however is considerably higher than from the official website.
The Eiffel Tower is 7 days/week open. From June 15 to September 1: 9.00-24.00 hours. September – June 15: 9.30-23.00 hours.
The metro station “Bir-Hakeim”(Line 6) is about 500 metres from the Eiffel Tower. Opposite of the Eiffel Tower is Jardin du Trocadero/Palais de Chaillot. Behind the palace is metro station Trocadero.
Hotels near the Eiffel Tower
The 4-star Hotel Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel is in a great location with amazing views of the Eiffel Tower. The property has more than 3390 excellent reviews (8.6). Ceaper properties nearby are Campanile Paris 15 Tour Eiffel (1960 reviews) and Hotel de la Paix.