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Visit Eiffel Tower in Paris

Don't skip the Eiffel Tower in Paris. As Parisians, we keep being fascinated day after day by its size and transparency.

You can visit the Eiffel Tower on your own or visit the Eiffel Tower as part of a Paris tour with skip the line tickets. Some Paris tours include a lunch or dinner at the Eiffel Tower.

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

Eiffel Tower towers over Paris

Eiffel Tower in Paris: the monument

A daring dream, the Eiffel Tower weights 7300 tons. But, the pressure it 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, it towers above Paris, a city almost completely 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.

Eiffel Tower information

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. Buy Eiffel Tower entrance tickets online (adults: 17 euros)

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 fireworks on the eve of Bastille day.

Locate Eiffel Tower on Paris map.
Eiffel Tower official web site

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

More top Paris monuments.

Eiffel Tower 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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