Tickets for Eiffel Tower
Tickets for Eiffel Tower: (click to see the prices and to buy ticket) Address; Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole, France, 75007 Paris. Transportation with metro; 1- Take the line 6 for “Bir Hakem” station, then walk around 10 minutes. 2- Take line 9 for “Tracadero” station, then walk around 10 minutes. Transportation by train (RER); take Line C for “Champs de Mars Tour Eiffel” station, then walk around 7 minutes. Transportation by public bus: the bus lines passing near by to Eiffel Tower; 82, 42, 87, 68. Get out at “Tour Eiffel” or “Champ de Mars” station and walk around 5-10 minutes. Opening hours of Eiffel Tower; the tower will be open from 09:30 till 22:30, from 16 July to 29 August 2021. Please check the opening hours for further dates, during COVID-19 period.
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Tickets for Eiffel Tower; how to buy?
You will need a ticket to enter and go up to Eiffel Tower. There is a ticket office at the entrance of the tower but generally you will face with long ticket lines and it may cost you up to 2 hours. To avoid this waiting hour you may buy your ticket in advance here. for the same price and enter quickly by skipping the lines.
Tickets for Eiffel Tower; how to go, the closest metro station?
Address; Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris (located by the River Seine, in the 7th region in the city center.)
● Transportation by metro; it is at a walking distance of 10 minutes with the Line 6 from “Bir-Hakeim Station”. It is also at a walking distance of around 10 minutes from the “Trocadero Station” by getting on Line 9.
● Transportation by train (RER); to go to Eiffel Tower by the train you have to get on the “Line C” and get off on “Champs de Mars Tour Eiffel” station.
● Transportation by public bus: It is at the walking distance of 7 minutes from “Champ de Mars” or “Tour Eiffel Station” by getting on the municipality buses 82, 41, 87, 68.
Opening days and hours
Normally Eiffel Tower is open 365 days from 09:00 and 09:30 till 23:30 and 24:00. But these opening hours are not applied during pandemi period. The tower will be open from 09:30 till 22:30, from 16 July to 29 August 2021. Please check the opening hours for further dates, during COVID-19 period.
More information on the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is in the “Champ de Mars” region of Paris, by the Seine River. It is 324 meters high and made of cast-iron. It was constructed by the company of Gustave Eiffel who was a French engineer. The tower was erected in its present place in 1889. When it was first erected, it was criticized severely by the French artists. However, it was welcomed with admiration in the world in a short time. The Eiffel Tower is the highest building and the main symbol of Paris. With its 7 million visitors in a year, it is the most visited tourist destination among the paid entry places in the world.
The Eiffel Tower is 324 meters high and at a height of a skyscraper with 81 floors. The base sides have a width of 125 meters and has a square shape.
There are three floors of the tower which is open to the visitors. Among these floors, there are restaurants in the 1st and 2nd floors. The upper platform of the 3rd floor is 276 meters high. This is the highest platform to go up in the EU. You have to buy a ticket to climb up the stairs or to take the lift up to the platform. Each of the stairs to the first and second platforms have 300 steps. The third and top platform is only allowed by an elevator.
What is more interesting with Eiffel Tower?
If you want to know why the Eiffel Tower is not an ordinary tower, please check “the need-to-know list about the Eiffel Tower” below:
- The Tower was completed on 31 March 1889 was the highest human-made building of the world for 41 years (until the construction of the New York Chrysler Building).
- It is 324 meters tall including its antennas. Its weight is 10,100 tones.
- If you want to climb up the top rather than taking the elevator, you have to climb up 1665 steps.
- The way made by the elevators in a year is 103,000 km, that is the same distance to tour around the world two and half times.
- A French named Victor Lustig, a trickster, sold the tower two times as scrap metal.
- The height of the Eiffel Tower shortens for 15 cm in the cold weather.
- Gustave Eiffel was the architect and engineer of the Tower construction and he was also the architect of the France initiative to open the Panama Canal and this initiative fizzled out.
- Gustave Eiffel also designed the inner elements of the New York Statue of Liberty.
- 250 millions of people have climbed up the tower since it was constructed. Today, approximately 7 million people in a year climb up the tower, it is the most visited monument of the world visited by buying a ticket.
- During the German invasion, the elevator cables of the tower were cut and the people were not allowed to climb up the tower. The Nazis tried to put a crooked cross on the top of the tower. The cross fell down as it was very heavy, then they put a smaller one.
- In 1944, while the allied forces were approaching Paris, Hitler commanded the military governor of the city, Dietrich von Choltitz, to demolish the tower and some of the parts of the city. The governor rejected to follow this command.
- 60 tones of paint is used to paint the tower in every 7 years.
- Some scenes of the film A View to a Kill were shot in the Eiffel Tower and at the Jules Verne Restaurant on the Tower.
- Actually, the tower was erected as a transmitter for 20 years. However, as it was started to be used as a wireless telegraph receiver, it was not pulled down.
- The French automotive company Citroen used the tower as a gigantic billboard between 1925-1934, the panel with 250.000 bulbs was recorded in the Guinness Records.
- A woman with an object fetish married the Eiffel Tower in 2008. She changed her name as Erika La Tour Eiffel after the marriage.
- The tower is composed of 18,000 pieces of metal attached with 2.5 million rivets.
- Some pilots tried to fly within the arches of the tower. One of these pilots, Leon Collet, died in an accident after one of these trials in 1926.
- The tower sways 6-7 cm in the windy weather.
- The architect Gustave Eiffel made a flat for himself on the 3rd floor of the tower to entertain his friends. The flat is open to the visitors today.
- The Eiffel Tower and Margaret Thatcher have the same nickname:”La Dame de Fer” (The Iron Lady).
- The French President Charles de Gaulle offered to disassemble the tower and move it to the 1967 Expo Fair in Montreal in 1960. The offer was rejected.
- The tower is lightened with 20.000 bulbs every night.
- A stair climbing competition was held by a local newspaper in 1905. A. M. Forestier, who climbed up to the 2nd floor in 3 minutes 12 seconds, won the competition.
- Pierre Labric rode his bike down the stairs of the tower in 1923. He won the claim but he was arrested by the police.
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