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Eiffel Tower

Visit the unique und famous landmark of the city of Paris.

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Every visitor of Paris knows it – The famous Eiffel Tower. It was built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel as part of the world exhibition in Paris. The Tower has a height of 324 meters and also had the purpose to represent the centenary of the French Revolution. At first most of the Parisians did not like the EiffelTower and opposed the Tower but only for a short time. With its uniqueness it soon became the landmark of Paris and with more than seven million visitors per year it is one of the most visited monuments nowadays.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris is a sign of Modernity and a must see on every journey to Paris. Get up on this unique monument and enjoy a breathtaking view from one of the three observatory decks.

The Eiffel Tower can be visited daily from 9:30am to 11:45pm in the months from January to Mid-June. The last lift to the first and second floor ascents is at 11pm and the last lift to the highest floor ascents is at 10:30pm. The first and second floor can also be reached by foot from 9:30am to 6:30pm and the last admission is at 6pm.
From June 15 to September 1 the Eiffel Tower offers extended opening hours. The lift to the first and second floor can be used until 12am and the third floor is accessible until 11pm. Visitors can spend time on the Eiffel Tower from 9am to 12:45am.
The stairs can be used from 9am to 12:45am and the last access upstairs is at 12am.
From September 2 to December 31 the opening hours change again. The first and second floor can be reached by lift from 9:30am to 11pm. The highest floor is accessible until 10:30pm. But do not hesitate, you do not need to leave until 11:45pm. If you prefer to go upstairs by foot, you can climb stairs from 9:30am to 6pm. Your way down is possible until 6:30pm.  

Address Eiffel Tower

Champ de Mars, 5
Avenue Anatole France
75007 Paris

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Directions Eiffel Tower

Line 6 to Bir–Hakeim
Line 8 to École Militaire
Line 9 to Trocadéro 

Line 22, 30,32, 42, 63, 69, 72, 80, 82, 87 

The Eiffel Tower in Paris can be reached easily with the Metro. Just take the Line 6 to Bir-Hakeim, the Line 8 to École Militaire or the Line 9 to Trocadéro. You can also take the bus line 22, 30, 32, 42, 63, 69, 72, 80, 82, 87. With your Paris City Pass you can use the public transport to the Eiffel Tower for free and stress-free.

Special terms and conditions Eiffel Tower

The highest floor can only be reached by lift.
A special app was designed for your experience at the Eiffel Tower which suits Android and Apple. By using the app you receive information about the monument, the history a 360° panoramic view and audio commentaries. The audio guide has more than 60 minutes of useful information and facts.  

Highlights Eiffel Tower

  • The Landmark of Paris 
  • Unique panoramic view of the city 
  • Three floors with much information about the Eiffel Tower, souvenir shops, digital installations and restaurants provide you an unforgettable experience 

Attractions near Eiffel Tower

Close to the Eiffel Tower you can find the Musée du Quai Branly which houses an exhibition about Non-European art with more than 300.000 objects.
In front of the Eiffel Tower you can relax on the large green space, called Champ de Mars. It is a great space to enjoy the sun and to take a break during sightseeing. Another highlight of the park is the wall of peace which was constructed in 2000 by the military school.
When you cross the bridge over the river Seine, you can also visit the Musée National des Arts Asiatique – Guimet. The museum has the largest collection of Asiatic art outside of Asia and additionally offers a Japanese Garden to find a place to rest in the metropolis Paris.
Another highlight that is located closely to the Eiffel Tower is the Musée Rodin which completely focuses on the works of the French sculptor. The museum is surrounded by a park with sculptures and enables you to experience art in the open air.  
By using the Paris City Pass you can visit all three museums and many more for free. Even your way to the museum with public transport is free.

History of the Eiffel Tower

The landmark of Paris, the famous Eiffel Tower, was constructed in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel due to the world exhibition. At that time the short construction phase was an unbelievable achievement in architecture and engineering and was seen as miracle.
At first it was planned to demolish the Tower 20 years after construction. Fortunately its function regarding radio and television broadcast became too important and led to the monument’s preservation. Until the Chrysler building in New York City was finished in 1930, the Eiffel Tower was considered as the highest building of the world. Since its opening more than 250 million people visited the Eiffel Tower and it still attracts more than 7 million visitors every year. This makes the Eiffel Tower one of the most visited buildings of the world. As soon as the sun sets, 20,000 bulbs change the Eiffel Tower into a shining artwork. 

Construction of the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower consists of three floors which can be entered.
The first floor is located 57 meters above the ground and can be reached by lift or by foot. After a long phase of renovation the platform has a floor made of glass. By looking down you can observe everything that happens underneath the platform. Furthermore there are digital albums, screens and replication which illustrate information and the history of the Eiffel Tower in an interesting and funny way. There are also spaces to relax, shops and restaurants.
The second floor offers a great view over Paris and is also reachable by stairs. Souvenir shops, the restaurant of the starred chef Jules Verne as well as the amazing view create a visit to the Eiffel Tower you will never forget.
On top of the Eiffel Tower you can find the highest platform 276 meters above the ground. This floor can only be reached by lift and provides you with a breathtaking view. Panoramic maps about your location and about cities and the distances can be found there. It is highly recommended to visit the Eiffel Tower after the sun sets. The illuminated monument offers you a unique panorama which you will never experience like this again.  

Visit the incomparable Eiffel Tower and reach it for free with public transport by using the Paris City Pass. 

Paris City Pass

Free admission to world-famous sights and museums. Free travel on public transport and discounts included.

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