Eiffel Tower guide

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Plan your visit to the Eiffel Tower thanks to our guide. The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition and was Gustave Eiffel’s project. The Tower has become a true Parisian emblem and one of the most emblematic tourist attractions in France with millions of visitors each year.

Plan your visit

Whether you visit the Eiffel Tower by day or by night you can expect to be amazed by this experience. To make the most of your visit, you should get all the practical information beforehand such as the opening hours on weekdays and weekends or how to get there. This monument is one of the most famous in the world. It is one of the top must-see attractions in the capital. When you reach the top, on foot or by elevator, you will be stunned by a breathtaking view over the monuments of Paris. You can stop and enjoy the view from each floor and even walk on the glass floor. When you are in the Eiffel Tower you can also try French gastronomy and discover the exhibition dedicated to the Iron Lady. You should book your ticket to the Eiffel Tower beforehand so you avoid standing in line for too long. You can book a 2nd or 3rd floor access ticket or choose an offer that includes lunch in one of the restaurants of the Eiffel Tower.


The opening hours of the Eiffel Tower depend on the time of the year. You can visit it from morning till night. Whenever you visit the Eiffel Tower you will enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the city.

When is the best time to visit the Eiffel Tower?

If possible, you should plan your visit to the Eiffel Tower early in the morning or in the evening when queues are shorter. The Eiffel Tower gets international and local visitors. Since the 1960's and the rise of world tourism, the Eiffel Tower has been quite busy.

How long does it take to visit the Eiffel Tower?

It takes one hour and a half to visit the 1st and 2nd floor and 2 hours and a half if you want to visit the top floor as well. Depending on the number of visitors, you may have to wait for the elevators or in the staircase. The amazing view and impressive architecture of the Tower are two of the things that make this monument so emblematic.


If you are looking for the Eiffel Tower Address, it is located on the Champ de Mars, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. You can easily get to the monument by train, RER, bus or on foot from other monuments of the city.

Family visit

You can visit the Eiffel Tower with kids. On the 1st floor, children can take a fun and educational tour dedicated to the 6 to 10 years old. They will be given a game book and a pencil and will follow the Gus character around the Eiffel Tower and learn more about the monument.

Nighttime discovery

Get to the top of the Eiffel Tower by night and enjoy a magnificent view over the city and its illuminated monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Opera Garnier or Notre Dame.


Every year during the festive season especially, the Eiffel Tower gets decorated to welcome you in a magical setting and offer you enchanting entertainments such as the New Year's Eve illuminations or the skating rink on the 1st floor.

The must-dos and must-sees

The Eiffel Tower is an exceptional tourist attraction that will leave you stunned. Once there, you will be able to share a delicious meal with friends or family while enjoying the view over Paris rooftops. You can even choose tickets including an access to the monument plus lunch or dinner in one of the Eiffel Tower restaurants. You can also discover the must-see addresses where you can get a great view of the monument.

History and culture

We invite you to discover the best-kept secrets of the Eiffel Tower. Although it was only to be used for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 and meant to be destroyed, over time, it became a true symbol of the country and has inspired many artists. As fascinating as it is controversial, the history of the monument, its construction, its architecture and its creator will represent a great part of your tour.

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