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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).


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

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.


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

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 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

Great way to experience the whole Effiel Tower

The views are amazing. While everyone was lining up and the que was growing by the minute we where one of the first to enter with our guide. The info she gave was great but the tower stole our attention

Eiffel Tower Summit Tour by Elevator Reviewed by Shaylee, 14/09/2018

Tour was excellant! Orgenizeid insitfull and fun

It was great skeeping the huge line waiting and getting up on the towe not long after we arrived. Our guide david was full of energe from start to finish. During the whole two hours he gave us a lot of relevet information , small anecdotes and funny stories related to the eiffel tower. Great fun!

Loved the Eiffel Tower and our guide Gabriel!

Our guide Gabriel was incredibly knowledgeable and super enthusiastic about the history and cultural impact of the Eiffel Tower. He never missed a beat to ask/answer questions and crack little jokes. I learned so much on our tour and enjoyed the overall group atmosphere a lot! I’m not going to lie - climbing the Eiffel Tower to the second floor was definitely a bit of a challenge, but even then Gabriel kept on motivating everyone until we eventually made it to the top. I recommend booking an early tour though because the lines are almost non-existent in the mornings, whereas the crowds get crazy in the afternoons.

Excellent experience, stress free, no queues.

Meeting place easy to find, very knowledglable guide, jump the entry queue. Waited a little time for the elevator.

Eiffel Tower: Second Floor Priority Access Reviewed by AnneMarie, 28/08/2018

Excellent tour of the Eiffel Tower with knowledgeable guide

We recently went on a tour to the Eiffel Tower and went up to the summit. This was an excellent tour- definitely worth while. The guide taught us a lot not just about the tower itself but also about Paris. Would definitely recommend to everyone.

Eiffel Tower: Skip-the-Line Summit Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 27/08/2018

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