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Eiffel Tower


Eiffel Tower
— Famous Paris Landmark

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognized structures in the world. Built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889, the tower stands at 1,056 feet — making it the tallest monument in Paris. On a clear day, you can see up to 40 miles away.

For the best view of the Eiffel Tower, walk up to it through the Champ-de-Mars Gardens. Go early or later in the day, when it's not so crowded.

Panoramic Paris Views
Each of the Tower's three levels offer spectacular views of the city.
Costs vary, depending on which level you take. We recommend you take the elevators to the top of the Eiffel Tower for the most panoramic views of Paris.

Elevators to the Top
Stairs will take you up to the tower's second floor, but not the top. Three elevators go up to the first and second floor. To reach the top of the Eiffel Tower, you must take another elevator from the second floor. Be prepared to wait, especially during peak tourist season. Pass the time people-watching — it's worth the wait!

120th Anniversary
In May 2009, the Eiffel Tower celebrated its 120th Anniversary with a series of FUN celebrations taking place throughout the year.

Eiffel Tower Hours
Open daily, year-round

Jan 1 - June 15/Sept 3 - Dec 31

Jun 16 - Sept 2
9am-12 midnight

Eiffel Tower Tickets
No advance sales, all tickets purchased are for immediate entry. No reservations necessary.

Group Tickets
+33 1-44-11-23-11 (Intl)

Guided Tours
Contact the National Monument Center for Guided Tours.
Tel: +33 (0) 1-44-54-19-30
Fax: +33 (0) 1-44-54-19-31

Closest Metro
Trocadero, Ecole-Militaire,
or Bir-Hakeim.

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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower Ice-Skating Rink
During the holiday season — on the first floor platform of the monument, 188 feet above the ground — visitors and locals alike can enjoy skating on the Eiffel Tower's scenic ice-rink. The rectangular rink is a little larger than a tennis court and holds approximately 80 skaters at a time. Admission and skate rentals are free after paying the Eiffel Tower's entry fee.

Eiffel Tower Ice-Skating Rink Hours
Open Dec. 10 - Jan. 23*

*NOTE: Confirm dates/times prior to your visit; subject to change.



Eiffel Tower and River Seine Cruise Boat

Paris at Night - Take a FUN Night Tour of Paris, France

Paris Night Tours
"Paris Illuminations" and
FUN Night Tours in Paris

Paris is enchanting by night, so be sure to take a Night Tour to experience the magic first-hand and discover why Paris is known as the "City of Light."

Fun Paris
and Eiffel Tower Tours

Bus & Minivan Tours in Paris

"Hop-On Hop-Off"
Double-Decker Bus Tours

Day Cruises & Lunch Cruises

Night Cruises & Dinner Cruises

View of Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower Restaurants

Le Jules Verne
Located on the tower's second floor, the prestigious and romantic Le Jules Verne restaurant offers spectacular views over Paris — it also has its own private elevator access.

58 Tour Eiffel
58 Tour Eiffel  is located on the tower's first floor (center of the monument) — 58 meters above Paris.

Les Buffets De La Tour Eiffel
Les Buffets De La Tour Eiffel is located on the ground level.

Bastille Day Celebrations
— July 14

Bastille Day (a French national holiday, referred to as La Fête de la Bastille or La Fête Nationale) takes place on July 14 every year — to mark the anniversary of the "Storming of the Bastille" in Paris on July 14, 1789.

Thousands of spectators join in the celebrations and line the Champs-Elysees to watch the annual Military Parade, followed by fun Street Fairs around the city, and ending in a spectacular Fireworks Display at the Eiffel Tower.

More Info
Eiffel Tower

Tour Eiffel
Champ de Mars
75007 Paris
+33 (0) 1-44-11-23-23 (Intl)

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