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Eiffel Tower

The Tour Eiffel is the world's most recognizable monument. Her visit by lift or walking up is a thrilling experience.

Tour Eiffel, the icon of Paris

Don't skip the Tour Eiffel - Eiffel Tower in english. As Parisians, we keep being fascinated by her transparency and size. Visit the Eiffel Tower on your own or as part of a Paris tour with skip the line tickets. Some Paris tours include a lunch or dinner at the Eiffel Tower. Tour information.

The Tour Eiffel Tower is best seen from Palais de Chaillot across the Seine River. Check our 4 hour Eiffel Tower walking tour including great views and first class museums.

Tour Eiffel towers above Paris

Tour Eiffel: the monument

A daring dream, the Eiffel Tower weights 7300 tons. But, the pressure she applies on the ground is only equivalent to the pressure of a chair with a man seated on it.

Now 324 meters high with its television antennas, she towers above Paris, a city almost free of skyscrapers.

Spectacular air lifts bring you up to the first (58 meters above ground), second (115 meters) and third floor (276 meters) with their fantastic 360° Paris views. Pictures.

Tour Eiffel visit

The Eiffel Tower is open every day, 9am to 12am mid-June to early September, from 9.30am to 11pm the rest of the year. The Eiffel Tower tickets cost 17 euros. Buy tickets online.

The Eiffel Tower has two restaurants, the 58 Tour Eiffel on the first floor and the fancy Jules Vernes restaurant on the second floor. Both are good value for money.

If you can, walk up to the second floor. This walk is definitely one of the greatest things you can experience in Paris. Don't miss the Eiffel Tower at night, specially on July 14th.

Locate Eiffel Tower on Paris map.
Official web site

Paris metro: Metro station Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel on RER C and Bir Hakeim on line 6.

Top Paris monuments.

Walking down the Eiffel Tower stairs
Walking down the Eiffel Tower stairs

Tour Eiffel history

The Eiffel Tower was built in Paris from 1887 to 1889 by Gustave Eiffel (picture), a French engineer specializing in revolutionary steel constructions.

The Eiffel Tower originally had no use. Gustave Eiffel wanted to demonstrate the capabilities of steel engineering at Paris 1889 world exhibition (picture).

At 300 meters, the Eiffel Tower remained the world tallest building until 1930 and the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York City.

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