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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 33,276 reviews

Best guide ever. Make sure you get the same Australian guide !

I have been quite a few times to the Eiffel Tower and must admit I did not look forward to go there again but felt obliged since there were a few family members who hadn't seen the view and heard the story about the tower. However, we wer fortunate enough to get an Australian guide (I guess his name was Lindsay) who was so competent, flexible and entertaining so the guided tour turned out to become a real interestering visit to one of the most fascinating and iconic iron structures in the world. The guide knew so many anecdotes about Eiffel himself, but also about historical persons that have visited the tower so time just passed very quickly. I have been travelling twice around the globe and have had guides on many corners of the globe; When riding in Mongolia, diving in Sipadan in Malaysia or when visiting French Polynesia but this was probably the best guide I ever had. Engaged, competent and very careful about that adapt to the level of each participant in the group.

Excellent tour with loads of info and facts I never knew

What a great experience. We met our guide in the concourse area and waited in line to get tickets. Our guide told us many great facts about the tower and its design and building before we even got through the ticket gates. The lift ride wasn't a long wait and as there are two floors on them, the queues were faster moving than I expected. Once on the second floor we were given time to take a few pics and look around before the tour continued. The guide then instructed us to the queue for the lift to the summit and we proceeded up. The tower has wonderful views of Paris and we could make out quite a lot of the famous attractions. My daughters are both uneasy with heights, but this was one trip they were adamant they were going to make. It did not disappoint...

Paris: Eiffel Tower Summit Tour by Elevator Reviewed by

Beat the queues and get an excellent guide into the bargain.

Our daughter has special needs and finds it difficult to be in enclosed spaces for long periods of time so we are always looking for ways around having to stay in particularly long queues. The skip the line priority access tickets for the Eiffel Tower were perfect for us as the regular queues can take a few hours, even with previously booked tickets. The guide we had was also very knowledgeable but didn’t overload us with information. The amount of info given was just enough. Overall it was a very worthwhile experience which meant that a visit to the Eiffel tower didn’t take up a whole day.

Eiffel Tower: Second Floor Priority Access Reviewed by

Claret at the Tour Guide Company was friendly and helpful.

I suggest that the Effiel Tower tickets should be left on the Eiffel Tower premise rather than the tourist having to walk a very long distance to pick up one's ticket. Some tourist, like me, may have breathing problems and cannot walk great distances. Or senior citizens cannot walk a long way before finally getting into the Eiffel Tower. Convenience should be a top priority so that senior citizens and the disabled can enjoy a much sought after tourist attraction.

Excellent host, well organised and informative.

It did seem a bit odd at first having to go to the shop to retrieve tickets but, once there, all was explained. A really well organised tour with an engaging host who was happy to go at a slow pace so as not to lose anybody. Once at the 2nd floor, he said anyone can leave if they want to and those who wish to could stay with him. Would thoroughly recommend it!

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