Eiffel Tower, Paris

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Constructed by Gustave Eiffel for the World Fair in 1889 that commemorated the French Revolution centennial, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world at 1,050 feet at that time. Initially opposed by the literary and artistic elite in Paris, the building was almost torn down in 1909. However, it was saved when it proved to be an ideal platform for the antennas that are necessary for radiotelegraphy.

Today, the highlight of a visit to the Eiffel Tower is the view of the city. It offers 3 levels that tourists can explore.

Touring the Tower

At the south base of the tower, you will find a booth that sells tickets to use the stairs, which start at the booth itself. You can access the first and second levels by both stairs and lifts, but for the summit of the third level, you can only access it by lift. On the first platform, the stairs will lead you up from the east tower.  

However, taking the steps would not be good if you are faint-hearted, as the actual count of stairs to the highest level it takes you is hundreds—9 steps to the ticket booth, 328 steps to the 1st level, 340 steps to the 2nd level and 18 steps to the lift platform on the 2nd level. And after taking the lift at the 3rd level, you will need to take 15 more steps to get to the upper observation platform. But for the majority of the climb, the Eiffel Tower allows you to have an unhampered view of the beautiful city, eliminating the thought of weariness of taking the stairs.

Also, the Eiffel Tower has 2 restaurants, with the one on the 1st floor (at 95 meters above sea level) called Altitude 95 and another on the 2nd floor called Jules Verne, an expensive gastronomical restaurant that has its own private lift.

Nearby Places of Interest

Did you know that the area around this tower in Paris is also full of attractions? These include:

  • Les Champs Elysées - Just a short walk from the Eiffel Tower, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées is reputed as the most beautiful avenue in the world more and more each year. Around it are the most prominent restaurants, luxury stores, prestigious entertainment venues, 4-star hotels, monuments and museums.
  • Trocadéro and Passy - Located on the opposite side of the Seine, Trocadéro is home to splendid ornamental ponds, fountains and gardens. Just behind it is the village of Passy, where you can find charms of the past, a beautiful church and a cemetery where Debussy and Manet are buried.
  • Alma and Iéna - A must-visit since Princess Diana’s death in 1997, the Alma bridge has become a place frequently visited by tourists. Not only this, but the place is also known for fashion, the arts and the spiritual.
  • Hôtel National des Invalides - This building is known for its intimidating canons and imposing size.

Trivia

Did you know that the Eiffel Tower was supposed to be demolished in 2 decades after construction? This is because Gustave Eiffel was only permitted to have the Eiffel Tower standing for such a time span. However, it was realized to be valuable as a communications resource, so it was allowed to remain in place even after the expiration of its permit.

Paris Eiffel Tower Guided Climb Tour by Stairs

(1164) Reviews

Enjoy the Eiffel Tower during a 2-hour adventure and climb the stairs to the 2nd level with an entertaining and knowledgeable guide.  Brag to your friends and join your fellow group of "warriors" as y

Duration:2 hours

Free Cancellation

Paris Eiffel Tower Guided Tour with Access Via Lift

(623) Reviews

Join your expert guide for a ride up the Eiffel Tower. On the way up you will hear stories and fun facts about the Tower and surrounding landmarks! The history, the legends, the views! It’s all waitin

Duration:90 to 120 minutes

Free Cancellation

Eiffel Tower Tour with Reserved Entrance and Optional Summit

(228) Reviews

Save hours of waiting time as you whiz past the long lines with your hassle-free Skip-the-Line Access ticket to the Eiffel Tower on this 1-hour tour. Start from Trocadéro Plaza with a short, but infor

Duration:1 hour

Free Cancellation

Climb to the Eiffel Tower's Second Floor with Experienced Guide

(27) Reviews

Explore one of the marvels of the world with our experienced guide while climbing to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. This will be a once in a lifetime experience as you see the Iron Lady of Paris (

Duration:2 hours

Free Cancellation

Eiffel Tower Morning Tour by Elevator

(22) Reviews

Revel in sweeping panoramic views over Paris from the top of the world’s most renowned monument, the Eiffel Tower. From the tower’s second floor, the city of Paris spreads out like a virtual map in fr

Duration:2 hours

Free Cancellation

Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame: Paris Small-Group Bike Tour

(282) Reviews

See the best of Paris in just 4hrs ! Breeze by the walking and bus tours on a Blue Bike and get up close and personal with Paris' top Monuments in a fun and safe way! You’ll take home some of the best

Duration:4 hours

Free Cancellation

Paris in a Day: Montmartre, Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise & Louvre

(266) Reviews

Pack all of Paris’s main attractions into a single, unforgettable day on our complete Paris in a day trip. In the company of a local expert guide and a small group of 15 people or fewer, you’ll see th

Duration:9 hours

Free Cancellation

Guaranteed Summit Access - Eiffel Tower Elevator Tour

(8) Reviews

You are assured of access to the summit of the Eiffel Tower using the elevator to every level, with our experienced and fluent guides. Their storytelling approach and attention to delivering one-of-a-

Duration:2 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

Eiffel Tower: 1st and 2nd Floor with Ticket for Summit

(50) Reviews

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS• Discover the 1st and 2nd floor to savor the spectacular views.• Get sensational views from the 2nd floor of the Iron Lady and walk on the glass floor.• Experience pictures

Duration:2 hours

Free Cancellation

Eiffel Tower Tickets including the Summit

(2) Reviews

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS• Eiffel Tower and climb up 704 steps to the second level• Get a bird's eye tour of Paris from high in the sky• Get access to the elevator for the trip downEnjoy pri

Duration:1 day

Free Cancellation

Private Guided Photoshoot Experience at the Eiffel Tower

(115) Reviews

All my clients have been satisfied with my pictures.You can see more on my Instagram page I will guide you and make you feel confident in order to get the best pictures possible.

Duration:1 hour

Free Cancellation

The Eiffel Tower: The universal gem of Paris

(4) Reviews

Just because you don't want to wait in line to enter the Eiffel Tower doesn't mean you don't get to know the tower's fascinating story. As you admire the tower from different angles in this special se

Duration:40 minutes

Free Cancellation

Guaranteed Summit Access - Eiffel Tower Climb

(3) Reviews

You are assured of access to the summit of the Eiffel Tower with our experienced and fluent guides. Their storytelling approach and attention to delivering one-of-a-kind experiences to our visitors ma

Duration:2 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

Eiffel Tower Guided Tour

(2) Reviews

Set out to conquer France's First Lady, the Eiffel Tower! Your guide will pick you up from the meeting point early in the morning and accompany you to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower; from here, get

Duration:2 hours

 

Eiffel Tower : Guided Tour with Elevator Access to the Summit

(0) Reviews

As the world's most-visited paid monument, ticket lines for the Eiffel Tower are notoriously long, so bypass the lines and start exploring straight away with Direct access. Take the elevator to the to

Duration:2 hours

 

Paris Walking Tour: Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame, Seine

(107) Reviews

Make the most of your visit to the City of Light and check off the top items on your “must-see” list of Paris on this full-day, guided walking tour.  Ascend by elevator to the Summit of The Eiffel Tow

Duration:6 hours

Free Cancellation

Paris Most Famous View Of Eiffel Tower Summit With Elevator Tour

(3) Reviews

Ascend the Eiffel Tower with the assistance of a professional guide who will help you negotiate the crowds. Obtain your ticket from your guide so that you can enter together and save time. Learn about

Duration:1 hour 30 minutes

 

Eiffel Tower Tour to 1st and 2nd Floor including Summit Access in Paris

(1) Reviews

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS• Discover the 1st and 2nd floor to savor the spectacular views.• Get sensational views from the 2nd floor of the Iron Lady and walk on the glass floor.• Experience pictures

Duration:2 hours

Free Cancellation

Eiffel Tower Self-Guided Audio Tour

(0) Reviews

Discover Paris and explore the unmissable Eiffel Tower - one of the most visited monuments in the world and UNESCO World Heritage Site!Join a local historian on this immersive private tour, as

Duration:40 to 50 minutes

Free Cancellation

Paris Eiffel Tower Wedding Vows Renewal Ceremony with Photo Shoot

(49) Reviews

Renew your vows with a celebrant in front of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy this special moment captured in pictures by a pro. An extra photoshoot of 1 hour ahead the ceremony is included. You will receiv

Duration:1 hour 35 minutes

Free Cancellation

Paris : Seine Cruise & Champagne tasting at the Foot of the Eiffel Tower

(1) Reviews

Unwind while admiring monuments such as the Louvre Museum and the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower on a Seine River cruise.Choose to take your cruise during the day, at sunset, or in

Duration:1 hour 30 minutes

Free Cancellation

Paris Highlights: From Notre-Dame to Eiffel Tower

(0) Reviews

Paris: All that you need to see in the capital of art, culture, and history with an expert guide.Walk the streets of Paris without standing in line to enter a museum, church, or gallery.A perf

Duration:4 hours

Free Cancellation

Eiffel Tower Photographer, Professional Photo shoot - Paris

(2) Reviews

Glamorous professional photo shoot in unique Paris locations. The Photo Experience will create amazing photo memories from your holiday. You will be able to see undiscovered locations, and get the

Duration:1 hour

Free Cancellation

Skip the Line Ticket : Eiffel Tower Access to Summit - The Highest View Of Paris

(1) Reviews

Spend precious time at the Eiffel Tower with a second-level priority access ticket. Read more about the past of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy a historic presentation about the Eiffel TowerThe design

Duration:2 hours

 

French Cinema Eiffel Tower / INCEPTION

(4) Reviews

After the tour, you'll be able to enjoy a screening at the only place in Paris regularly playing recent French films with English subs!

Duration:4 hours

Free Cancellation

Paris Eiffel Tower and Seine Cruise Combo Tour

(0) Reviews

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS• Discover the 1st and 2nd floor to savor the spectacular views.• Get sensational views from the 2nd floor of the Iron Lady and walk on the glass floor.• Cruise along the UN

Duration:3 hours

Free Cancellation

The Eiffel Tower district, audio-guided walking tour on smartphone

(0) Reviews

Discover in total freedom the incredible story of the Eiffel Tower. "The Big Iron Lady" has been watching over the city and its inhabitants for more than 130 years!Your only guide for 1.5 hour

Duration:60 to 90 minutes

Free Cancellation

Eiffel Tower Summit Floor Access & Lunch Cruise

(1) Reviews

Enjoy priority access to the Eiffel Tower and admire the breathtaking views from the top of the iconic structure. Spend as much time as you like at the tower and explore the different levels at your o

Duration:4 hours

 

Paris Highlights and Neighborhoods Small-Group Tour

(6) Reviews

See all of the major Parisian sites in one day with a guide for the whole experience. Have a guided tour of the Louvre and Eiffel Tower as well as walking tours of the Montmartre and Latin Quarter nei

Duration:8 hours

Free Cancellation

Tickets for Eiffel Tower + 2nd Floor and Paris City Self-Guided Tours

(0) Reviews

Skip the Eiffel Tower entrance line and learn more about its construction on the second level. Avoid the lines at the Eiffel Tower entry and proceed to the second-level viewing platform to dis

Duration:1 hour

Free Cancellation



Reviews

Leave A Review
Reviews
  • Position
  • Tourist guide
  • Price
  • Quality

No Review Found. Be First To Review

Other Populars

Some popular Sightseeing Tours, Activities, Hotels and Holiday Packages.

Paris - Holiday Packages View All

France - SightSeeing Tours and Activities View All

Paris - Top Tourist Attractions View All