Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower
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Points of Interest & LandmarksObservation Decks & Towers
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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Completed in 1889, this colossal landmark, although initially hated by many Parisians, is now a famous symbol of French civic pride.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,046 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Icon
    Probably the most recognizable structure in the world. There are many areas of Paris where you can take great photos of this icon. Trocadero is probably the best spot to do so, although from the top of Montparnasse Tower is also a good place as are many others. Tickets can be bought online in advance but tend to sell out within seconds, so be sure to check on the timeframes when they release tickets online for sale. Otherwise, the only options for going up the tower are to queue in line the day of, or contract a tour which is usually 3 to 4 times the normal price of admission. However, it's an international icon and worth going up at least once. After that, photos from below are fine. Beware of pickpockets around and near the tower though, they will often approach, or appear as, single tourists taking photos on their phones, but in reality they're casing you and your bag to see how close they can get before taking your bag - saw it happen when a family was trying to do a photo shoot. Just be mindful and enjoy.
    Visited November 2022
    Written March 1, 2023
  • Anco M
    Aberdeen, United Kingdom660 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Visit
    We walked to the Eiffel Tower from our hotel without a ticket. No problems getting in and in no time we took the lift to the 2nd floor. Lovely views over the whole of Paris and the construction details of the Eiffel Tower are great. 5 stars if we could have gone to the top.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 2, 2023
  • Frank R
    New York City, New York5 contributions
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    with one word its amazing to be there
    The Eiffel Tower is a must-see attraction when visiting Paris. As a first-time visitor, I was blown away by the sheer size and grandeur of this iconic landmark. The views from the top are absolutely breathtaking, with panoramic vistas of the city that are truly unforgettable. While the lines to get to the top can be long, the experience is well worth it, and the thrill of standing atop one of the world's most recognizable structures is simply unforgettable. Whether you're a history buff, a culture vulture, or simply a lover of beautiful sights, the Eiffel Tower is a must-visit destination that should be at the top of any traveler's itinerary.
    Visited January 2023
    Written March 3, 2023
  • Pamela J
    11 contributions
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    Worth the trip to the top
    We purchased a guided tour to the summit. However, the guide took us to the second level only to give historical facts about the tower and other information about the area, then left us to go there Summit on our own since it’s a small area up there. It was a fabulous view. I recommend any skip the line ticket you can get that has lift access. I can’t imagine having to ascend all those stairs!
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 3, 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,047 contributions
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    Always exciting
    No structure says "Paris" more than the Eiffel Tower. It was built as a highlight of the 1889 Paris World's Fair, using a revolutionary building material, wrought iron. Initially, it was intended to be a temporary structure, but it's still standing. The Eiffel Tower is both graceful and practical, a true feat of French engineering. I have visited the Eiffel Tower both times I have visited Paris; ascending this remarkable tower is always exciting.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 11, 2023
  • Lesilie g
    47 contributions
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    Dazzling lights
    Our family of 5 toured this amazing building, we learned a lot of the history, it was supposed to be temporarily! Visited twice once at night with the dinner package, what an amazing experience the view is so beautiful at 250 dollars a plate a little expensive the experience alone was worth it. If you like to experience different types of food, then you will love it. Day time Tour of the tower was awesome went as far up as your allowed breathtaking views. A Must See if in Paris. However, the evening experience see the tower lite up and twinkling was my favorite.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 13, 2023
  • Johnny
    Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom117 contributions
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    Even better than I imagined
    Finally got chance to visit after many many years of wanting to and it massively exceeded my expectations. It was an evening visit as my girlfriend wanted to see the lights of Paris. Despite it being a cold night and the fact it started raining when we were on the top it was an absolutely fantastic experience. Even late on it was quite busy and be prepared to queue if you are going to the summit. It’s very much worth your time though as the views from the top are incomparable. A beautiful monument and I feel this is somewhere I’ll visit again when I’m next in Paris. Would love to go in the daytime to see what it’s like then.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 15, 2023
  • Ivan D
    London, United Kingdom1 contribution
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    Beautiful view to Paris!
    It was an amazing experience to climb the stairs of the Eiffel Tower . It takes time but it is definitely worth it..Just skip the queue.. Voilà. I just don't recommend it to elderly people..but others feel free to enjoy it.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 15, 2023
  • TWMIM
    Horsham, United Kingdom171 contributions
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    Paris’ most famous sight.
    Latest visit to Paris and on this occasion happy to admire this iconic structure without entering and having to wait in line for an interminable time to do so. Good luck to anyone who wants to ascend to the very top, the whole thing will take hours and you will be in a crush of people and will have paid plenty of money for the pleasure. I’m a veteran of many visits to the wonderful city of Paris, have ascended the tower numerous times and can attest that the views are marvellous, even if you ascend only the first level. But this time was happy to look at it from outside and, at dusk, ascend the (cheaper, quicker and far less crowded) Montparnasse Tower for spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower and those magical few minutes on the hour every evening hour when it spangles with thousands of twinkling lights.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 16, 2023
  • ScottishGal
    Glasgow, United Kingdom951 contributions
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    Amazing!!
    It’s just such a special place to visit!! The tower is just beautiful. It’s such a special moment to see it sparkle. There are some vendors/ folk hanging around near the Eiffel Tower, so keep your wits about you r.e pick pocketers.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 16, 2023
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Tommy599
Two Rivers, WI874 contributions
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Feb 2020
For $15.50 US PP, we purchased on-line head of the line tickets (before leaving home) for a reserve 11 AM ascend time of the tower (thus eliminating the normal two hour wait time standing in line to get available tickets that normally cost around $14 PP – Note the Paris Museum Pass does not cover entering the tower). We were unable to find tickets anywhere that would take us to the summit. Reason = we later found out it was in maintenance.

Tower security line entrance is the delays you will encounter. = First security entrance check is a good 30 minute roadblock, so time yourself if you have a set time prepaid ticket. Once you reach one of the four leg elevator legs of this big erector set, you have to go through another security (Bag Check) portal. Today was Sunday and in the off season so the crowds are NOT big, very much to our pleasure; once we got on the lift to the second level (the very top single elevator was not in service due to ongoing tower restoration, but for someone that has been to the top years ago I can tell you level two is very impressive in itself for the view. The 62 F temp and high cloud cover gave us a good 20 mile visibility all over Paris.
Written March 25, 2020
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StrollingAdventures
Melbourne, Australia132 contributions
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Oct 2019
We had two children (7 & 4) and took the stairs to the second level. Taking the stairs allowed us to lookout along the way and provided that sense of achievement afterwards. We visited in late October without tickets as we were unsure about the weather. Lining outside in thick mud was the worst part. We queued for tickets for about 45 minutes and recommend purchasing online to save some time.

We walked around the first level before continuing up to the second level and didn't feel we missed anything by not going to the top. We returned later to view the lights just from the ground.
Written January 1, 2020
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Jill V
San Antonio, TX1,089 contributions
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Jan 2020
Eiffel Tower Paris
The summit is closed until February 8 but we were able to get to the second level. Be sure to purchase tickets in advance to avoid the long lines. There are many second party groups that sell skip the line tickets but it is just as simple and less expensive to go to The Eiffel Tower website where you can chose a time.
Be sure to download tickets ahead of time and print or take a photograph on your mobile device as internet is not always good in the city.
The views even from the second level were amazing. You can walk around outside, we were then in January and it was chilly and windy outside but we were well bundled up.
Would love to go back when the summit is open.
Written January 7, 2020
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MJ P
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Dec 2019
La Tour Eiffel is clearly the most photogenic man-made structure in the whole world. I recommend taking a tour that circles around it and photographing it from many angles, both day and night. It's beautiful at any angle, with any level of light. I don't know if going up in it is worth the trouble, given the security and the crowding. My first visit was in the early 2000s, and you could just walk under the tower and look up. Now you have to pass security checks and there are huge Plexiglas walls on all sides. I know why those measures have been taken, but it discourages me, frankly. If you do go, buy tickets in advance. The Jules Verne restaurant has the highest prices I've ever seen on a restaurant menu, so don't go there unless you want to pay at that level.
Written January 14, 2020
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Kat Knight
Luton, UK97 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
If you’re going to Paris you need to visit the Tour Eiffel. Buy your tickets online - I recommend from the official site if you’re not buying in a package. Make sure you check for the official site - don’t click the ads that come up at the top of the web search!! We saw sites selling summit tickets but it was actually closed when we went.

If you have your ticket already you shouldn’t need to queue to get in. Very well managed security lines and the queues clearly display times so you can get in the right queue.

We had a lovely experience for a few hours. We went in all the gift shops and had a drink and macarons in Bistro and lunch in the Dome Restaurant/Cafe. Excellent service in both - really impressed by the staff.

Written January 22, 2020
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mustafa106
england61 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Family
A very nice experience . Easy access to the tower , I would recommend buying tickets from the official website , the time slots given are a guide as they allow you in ahead of time which is good . We had tickets for the summit but to be honest the second floor is as much as you need . The summit line can be long and at the top it’s pretty blustery so you wouldn’t spend much time up there . All in all a very enjoyable experience .
Written February 19, 2020
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Mrs L
London, UK16 contributions
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Dec 2019
Highly recommend booking your tickets in advance as the queues looked horrific. We arrived an hour before our booking and visited the cafe, we were then able to go up 30 mins early. Unfortunately the Summit was fully booked so we had Level 2 tickets but it was still beautiful, especially when the lights started flashing whilst we were on level 2. A Christmas day to remember!
Written January 16, 2020
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clairered2007
Gosport, UK33 contributions
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Aug 2020 • Family
We visited the Eiffel Tower in the evening at sunset. We booked online prior to travelling (highly recommended) to Paris and we booked to take the lift to the top. However the winds picked up quickly earlier on in the evening so we only made it to the second floor. Yet the views of Paris were still stunning and we got to watch the sunset over this beautiful city. We reached the bottom at 2200 and just in time to see her twinkle and it was astounding wonderful. Our daughter was delighted and it has without a doubt created a very special memory for her.

NB:- We travelled during the pandemic when France was on our travel corridor. The tower was set up excellently for social distancing with lots of hand sanitising stations. Numbers were vastly reduced to ensure no space was crowded. We as a family felt very safe in regards to COVID-19.
Written August 17, 2020
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emmanuel l
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Family
If there’s one iconic image that says ‘Paris’ it’s the Eiffel Tower. It’s at its best at night when you can enjoy the city lights of Paris from the vantage points on the various levels. Queues are pretty inevitable so expect them and allow time. For this reason I wouldn’t recommend a visit to anyone whose legs aren’t up to long periods of standing etc. For everyone who’s up to long periods of standing and queueing a visit is something you’ll remember. We went to the summit and made a good choice to use the stairs when coming back down ( about a thousand steps! But okay in descent ). And of course two couples got engaged while we were on the ‘summit’.
Written January 7, 2020
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Traceyfoz
Stockton-on-Tees, UK150 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
Having visited Paris once before on a whistle stop tour, I decided to book tickets to ascend the tower as I’d previously only seen it from beneath. I booked tickets for the summit online in advance of my visit.

Please be aware that even with advance tickets there will be some queues as you pass through the security gates for bag searches etc so arrive before the time stated on the tickets.

I chose to head straight to the top. The lift goes to the second level, and then you queues for a lift to the summit. When you stop at the second level it seems high enough...it’s only when you reach the top that you realise the height of the tower.

It’s certainly worth taking the lift... I’m quite fit, and decided to walk down one level which was an experience but wouldn’t want to go up after a day of walking around the city.

Would definitely do this again - an exhilarating experience.
Written February 24, 2020
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