Eiffel Tower Tickets & Tours

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Eiffel Tower Paris Summit or Second Floor Access

Enjoy bird’s eye views of Paris from the second-floor observation deck of the Eiffel Tower. Meet your guide next to the Eiffel Tower for a brief introduction to… read more

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Eiffel Tower Tickets: Small-Group Guided Visit to the Summit

Go up to the top of the Eiffel Tower, Paris’s number one landmark. Take an insider’s tour of the summit with a guide and a group of no… read more

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Eiffel Tower: Priority Access & Surroundings Guided Tour

Can you believe grumbling Parisians once saw the “The Iron Lady” as an eyesore? You’ll see the appeal for yourself on this epic guided walking tour, starting at… read more

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Paris: Eiffel Tower Guided Tour by Elevator

Take a tour of the famous Eiffel Tower and admire the city from above. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour in English of the tower to hear all about… read more

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Paris: Eiffel Tower Access + Seine River Cruise

Save time with a pre-booked access ticket to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower on this combined package with a river cruise included. Explore the tower at… read more

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Paris City Card (Eiffel Tower + Louvre + River Cruise)

The Paris City Card is your cultural key to the City of Light. Take all the fuss out of planning your Paris to-do list with this all-in-one city… read more

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris

Locally nicknamed “La dame de fer” (French for “Iron Lady”), the Eiffel Tower was constructed from 1887 to 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair in Paris and was initially criticized by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable and iconic structures in the world. Not only a symbol of France, the Eiffel Tower in Paris contains over 100 antennas to broadcast radio and television around the world. The Eiffel Tower is illuminated by 335 projectors every night for a spectacular light show. Designer Gustave Eiffel included a small apartment for himself at the top of the tower. The Eiffel Tower is not only an architectural marvel but also a symbol of France’s rich history and cultural significance. It remains one of the most visited and recognized landmarks in the world.

Eiffel Tower Paris and the Seine River

Construction: The Eiffel Tower, known as “La Tour Eiffel” in French, was designed by the engineer Gustave Eiffel and his company, Eiffel et Cie. It was constructed as the centerpiece of the 1889 Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair) held in Paris to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.
Height: At its completion in 1889, the Eiffel Tower stood as the tallest man-made structure in the world, with a height of 324 meters (1,063 feet). Including its antennas, it reaches a height of 330 meters (1,083 feet). It retained its title as the world’s tallest structure until 1930 when the Chrysler Building in New York City surpassed it in height.
Design: The tower is known for its distinctive lattice iron structure, which was considered revolutionary in its time. It was initially met with mixed reactions but has since become an iconic symbol of modern architecture.
Visitors: The Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited monuments in the world, with millions of tourists coming from around the globe to see it each year. It offers breathtaking panoramic views of Paris from its observation decks.
Elevators and Stairs: Visitors can ascend the tower using elevators or climb the stairs. There are three levels accessible to the public. The first and second levels have restaurants, shops, and exhibit spaces. The third level provides the best views of the city.
Illumination: The tower is beautifully illuminated with thousands of lights every evening, creating a stunning spectacle. It is often lit up in different colors to celebrate various events and occasions.
Maintenance: The Eiffel Tower requires ongoing maintenance due to its iron structure’s exposure to the elements. It is repainted every seven years to protect it from rust and maintain its iconic color, which is officially known as “Eiffel Tower Brown.”
Historical Significance: During World War II, the French Resistance cut the tower’s elevator cables to hinder the German army’s access to the top. Despite this, German soldiers still climbed the tower to hoist the swastika flag, but it was replaced with the French tricolor soon after Paris was liberated.

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