Thousands of visitors each year flock to Paris to experience the romance and allure of the Eiffel Tower, whose bold latticework structure has stood over the city since 1899 and has become the chief symbol of the capital. Standing for innovation and progress as well as representing the beauty and originality of the world’s most picturesque city, the Eiffel Tower is an enduring French monument that should be on everyone’s list of things to see in Paris.
In our Facts and Figures section you can find out all the essential details needed for a visit to the Tower, from opening hours to interesting background information about the Tower’s history, and there is a dedicated page for Disabled Visitors to uncover any additional information that they might need to get the most out of a potential visit. Under the page marked The Levels there is an in depth guide concerning what there is to see on each individual tier of the Eiffel Tower, and the Beware Pickpockets! section has some handy tips for avoiding tourist scams! Our Map page contains basic information about the surrounding area, as well as detailing exactly how to get to the Eiffel Tower from various points around Paris via Métro, car or walking.
If you want to get the most out of your visit to the Eiffel Tower, you might want to consider looking at our Tickets and Tours page. Here you can research all the standard prices for tickets to the top and lower levels, as well as peak times and advice on how to avoid the queues. We also have a selection of fantastic recommended tour packages from accredited tour agencies, with a variety of deals from skip-the-line Tower tickets to full city sightseeing trips.
Trip to the Eiffel Tower planned out and curious about what the rest of the city has to offer? Check out our section of Things To Do In Paris, with some top tips for other attractions around the city in addition to the best areas for shopping and nightlife. Our dedicated Restaurants page focuses specifically on affordable and delicious cuisine in the 7th arrondissement around the Eiffel Tower, with choices to suit all tastes and budgets.
Finally, if you really want to embrace the magic of the Eiffel Tower when you are away it could be worth looking at our Hotels section for our top ten Paris hotels close to the Eiffel Tower. We’ve split these into five categories to make choosing a place to stay even easier, with options for budget, family, romance, luxury and business breaks.
Wherever you choose to stay and however you fill the rest of your time in Paris, make sure to squeeze a visit to the Eiffel Tower into your busy itinerary; with breathtaking views across the city skyline and a rich history that rewards delving into, it is undeniably the ultimate symbol of Parisian culture.