Take the challenge of climbing 704 steps to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower and be rewarded with the most spectacular views of Paris. Learn the…
Join your expert guide for a ride up the Eiffel Tower. Along the way, hear stories and fun facts about the Tower and the surrounding landmarks.
Avoid the long elevator lines at the Eiffel Tower and climb the stairs to the 2nd level with a German-speaking guide. Listen to stories about the…
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Top sights in Paris
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.
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.
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 connects the 15th and 16th arrondissements. This famous bridge offers stunning views of the tower and the Seine—a popular spot for photographers.
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.
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.
Hours vary by time of year:
June 14-August 31
Open daily, 9:00 AM-12:45 AM
September 1-June 13
Open daily, 9:00 AM-11:45 PM
Holiday hours may vary
- When should I visit?
Hours vary based on time of year:
Open daily, 8:30 AM-5:15 PM
Open daily, 8:30 AM-7:00 PM
Open daily, 8:30 AM-6:00 PM
Holiday hours may vary
- 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 may 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
We had Eric as our guide who was exceptional. I'm big on history myself but his knowledge base was fantastic being a local Parisian with great english. The Eiffel Tower is beautiful and the views are stunning. The stairs leading up are no problem and you get the lift to the summit. Meeting point is just outside the airport style entrance. Again Eric was superb and even emailed me and my wife a list of restaurants and pattiseries to visit- which we did!
We booked this option, received instant confirmation and vouchers, and the tour operator was excellent in communicating with us the meeting point and time. We met with a guide just a block from the Eiffel Tower in front of a café and she led us all the way to the entrance and we were allotted as much time as we wanted to spend at the Eiffel Tower. Glad I booked in advance!
Met the guides exactly as instructed. Had a bit of a wait to get through security but it wasn't too bad. The climb was good fun a very doable. Our guide Sophie did a great job keeping entertained during the wait, and gave an excellent brief at both the first and second landings. The view from the summit was amazing.
Tamar was an excellent guide and she provided history & fun facts about the Eiffel Tower! We had a good time climbing the steps to the 2nd platform and then riding the elevator to the top. The views were spectacular and so different from every level. Definitely a memory we will not forget!
This is not a guided tour but a guide will meet you to take you through security. Everything is very smooth. The only issue is the price which is almost 3 times as much as that of tickets sold on the official website.