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Find the best place to see the Eiffel Tower

A glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, outlined romantically against the Paris skyline — that's what you remember after visiting France. If you're looking to photograph Paris to your heart's content, use our short list of great spots in the city to get that breathtaking view (and picture).

Trocadero

Trocadero

To see the Eiffel Tower light show at night, the Trocadero is one of your best location choices. Bonus: the Trocadero is free, and always open.

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

You need to climb the 284 steps of the Arc de Triomphe to reach the top of this other famous Paris monument, where you’ll be rewarded by one of the most spectacular views in the city.

Montparnasse

Montparnasse

This 689-foot skyscraper may not be a beautiful building, but the views are worth it. In the Montparnasse Tower you get the second highest view after the Eiffel Tower and 360-degree vistas.

From the Hotel Raphael

From the Hotel Raphael

Looking for a romantic Paris date spot? Make a reservation for the terrace at this luxury hotel. Soak in the view, enjoy some champagne, and watch the sunset from the top.

Pont de Bir-Hakeim

Pont de Bir-Hakeim

Pont de Bir-Hakeim connects the 15th and 16th arrondissements. This famous bridge offers stunning views of the tower and the Seine—a popular spot for photographers.

Our insider tips

Avoid the queues

As you know, Paris is quite the popular holiday destination. Plan ahead if you want to jump around and see the Eiffel Tower from lots of angles. It's easy to buy tickets online and go straight to the top -- but if you're looking to do Paris on the cheap, remember to plan waiting time at major monuments into your itinerary.

Watch your stuff

Lots of travelers are looking for a cafe or restaurant nearby these views, where they can relax and regroup away from the crowds. While all the major tourist areas are safe enough, tourists tend to let their guard down as soon as they order a café au lait. As always, zip up your purse and watch out for thieves.

Opening hours

If you decide to get up close and personal with the Tower itself, it's conveniently open 365 days a year. From mid-June to early September, opening hours are from 9:00AM to midnight. During the rest of the year, from 9:30AM to 11:00PM.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    The Eiffel Tower is open 365 days a year!
  • Is it expensive?
    Free to look at from the outside. Summit tickets prices vary depending on things like the tour type or level of access.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Only if you want one! Many travelers enjoy learning about the history and architecture from a guide. Equally as great, tour groups usually get to skip ahead of the long line of tourists waiting to buy tickets.
  • How to get there
    The two closest métro stops are Bir-Hakeim (Line 6) and Trocadero (Line 9).
  • Additional information

    • This attraction is free for children under four years old.

    • Keep an eye on your handbag at all times.

What people are saying about Eiffel Tower

Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 29,313 reviews

Well worth the money to skip the lines!!

I missed out on booking regular tickets online and had to splurge for the Skip-the-Line tickets. Definitely worth it!! This was a well organised tour with clear communication beforehand about the group meeting point. Our guide, Ennis (sp?) was enthusiastic and funny and made a point of speaking with each of us in the group, making us feel valued. He was on time, very organised and knowledgeable and communicated to us exactly how the tour would work so everything was clear. I would certainly take this option again!

Our guide was knowledgeable and very nice.

Our guide met us at the discussed spot right on time. Short distance walk to the Eiffel Tower and really fast access to the 2nd floor as promised. I would definitely recommend this tour.

tour guide lady was perfect, she made the tour unforgettable.

tour guide lady was incredible and made tour magnificent, thank her for lovely and enjoyable tour

Well organized and a proffesional guide.

We actually skiped all the limes and were on the 2nd floor in less than half an hour. Everything was as promised and our guide was very professional. Thanks.

A very rewarding experience, much better than going it alone.

Skipping the queue made it a stress free and pleasant activity. Eugenia was so friendly and knowledgeable. The pace of information presentation was perfect. We learned so much about the history of Paris just on the short walk to the tower. We can highly recommend it.

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