Eiffel Tower Tickets
You need to buy a ticket to climb to the Eiffel Tower. You may buy your ticket from the ticket office on site but this will cost you at least 2-3 hours due to long ticket lines. Our recommendation is to buy your ticket in advance here. This way you will skip the lines and enter quickly.
How to go to & 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 at a walking distance of 10 minutes from the Trocadero Station by getting on Line 9.
● Transportation by train (RER); to go by the train you have to get on 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.
Visiting days and hours
It is open in 365 days of the year, between June-September 09:00-00:00 and between 09:30-23:00 in the other months.
The information on the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is in the Champ de Mars region of Paris and by the River Seine. It is 324 meters high and made of cast-iron. It was constructed by the company French engineer Gustave Eiffel and it 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 monument of the world visited by buying a ticket.
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 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 climb in the EU countries. 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.
Eiffel Tower “need to know” list
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.
Skip The Line Ticket Options For Eiffel Tower
- Three-in-One: Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Seine Cruise Tickets
- Dinner at 58 Tour Eiffel with Priority Lift Tickets
- Eiffel Tower: Second Floor Priority Access
- Eiffel Tower Tickets: Summit or Second Floor Priority Access