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Eiffel Tower

This iconic landmark is the image that comes to mind whenever the city of Paris is mentioned.

Standing at 323 metres tall, beside the River Seine in the Champ de Mars park, the Eiffel Tower is the most iconic symbol of The City of Light. Drawing more than 7 million visitors per year, the tower boasts two restaurants, including the second floor's famous Le Jules Verne, as well as viewing platforms where you can look out over the city.

Designed by Gustave Eiffel, the tower was completed in 1889 ahead of the World's Fair. Designed as a temporary structure, it was almost demolished soon after – until experiments showed that radio transmissions could be made from its apex.

You'll have to buy entry tickets to make your way up the tower. The cost of these varies depending on the level you want to reach and how you want to get there. If you’re feeling fit, you can walk 300 steps to the first floor, another 400 to the second floor, or take a lift. On the first floor there are informative displays, a cinema that shows films about the tower's history, and various artworks inspired by this famous landmark. On the second floor, there are further displays, souvenir shops, and a vision well, from which you can see all the way down to the ground immediately beneath you.

The observation area on the top floor can only be reached by lift. From here, you can enjoy some of the best panoramic views of the city and the wider region from 275 metres in the air. There’s also a Champagne Bar where visitors can enjoy a glass of something sparkling if they fancy.

The tower is open every day, except when weather conditions are treacherous; opening hours are extended in the summer. During peak seasons, you may find some floors closed for brief periods owing to congestion. Queues can be long so you’ll need to allow at least three hours for your visit. Even if you choose not to make the climb, you shouldn’t miss the light show that begins at nightfall, in which you can admire 20,000 flashing bulbs illuminating the tower.

You can easily reach the Eiffel Tower on public transport including by bus, metro and train. The surrounding area is crowded, so parking spaces are likely to be hard to find.

Popular Activities at Eiffel Tower

You could easily spend an entire morning at Eiffel Tower. The list below contains a selection of the things you can do here:

For even more activities, check out our Paris things to do page.


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Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel Rs18,372
Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

20 Rue Jean Rey, Paris, Paris
     
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Located in 15th Arrondissement, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. Paris Expo Porte de Versailles and Louvre Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km). Paris Champs de Mars-Eiffel Tower Station and Bir-Hakeim Station are within a 5-minute walk.

    Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Rs22,776
    Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

    Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

    18 avenue de Suffren, Entrée au 22 rue Jean Rey, Paris, Paris
       
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Located in 15th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower. Rue Cler and Les Invalides are also within 1 mile (2 km). Paris Champs de Mars-Eiffel Tower Station is only a 4-minute walk and Bir-Hakeim Station is 5 minutes.

      Hotel Duquesne Eiffel Rs10,605
      Hotel Duquesne Eiffel

      Hotel Duquesne Eiffel

      23 Avenue Duquesne, Paris, Paris
         
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of UNESCO Headquarters, Rue Cler and Les Invalides. Rodin Museum and Rue du Commerce are also within 15 minutes. Ecole Militaire Station is only a 4-minute walk and Saint-Francois-Xavier Station is 7 minutes.

        Eiffel Rive Gauche Rs12,029
        Eiffel Rive Gauche

        Eiffel Rive Gauche

        6 Rue Du Gros Caillou, Paris, Paris
           
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rue Cler, Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower. Les Invalides and Champs-Elysees are also within 1 mile (2 km). Ecole Militaire Station is 7 minutes by foot and La Tour-Maubourg Station is 9 minutes.

          Hôtel Eiffel Blomet Rs13,381
          Hôtel Eiffel Blomet

          Hôtel Eiffel Blomet

          78 Rue Blomet, Paris
             
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Located in 15th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rue du Commerce, Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital and UNESCO Headquarters. Paris Expo Porte de Versailles and Rue Cler are also within 1 mile (2 km). Vaugirard Station is only a 4-minute walk and Volontaires Station is 7 minutes.

            Hotel Eiffel Turenne Rs15,546
            Hotel Eiffel Turenne

            Hotel Eiffel Turenne

            20 Avenue De Tourville, Paris, Paris
               
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Paris City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Rue Cler and Les Invalides. Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower are also within 15 minutes. Ecole Militaire Station is only a 2-minute walk and La Tour-Maubourg Station is 6 minutes.

              Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel Rs13,779
              Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

              Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

              61 Quai De Grenelle, Paris, Paris
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0

                This family-friendly Paris hotel is located in the historical district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Rue du Commerce, Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars. Rue Cler and Paris Expo Porte de Versailles are also within 2 miles (3 km). Charles Michels Station is 7 minutes by foot and Javel-André Citroën Metro Station is 8 minutes.

                Hotel Eiffel Seine Rs7,702
                Hotel Eiffel Seine

                Hotel Eiffel Seine

                3 Boulevard De Grenelle, Paris, Paris
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in 15th Arrondissement, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower. Rue Cler and Rue du Commerce are also within 1 mile (2 km). Bir-Hakeim Station is only a 2-minute walk and Paris Champs de Mars-Eiffel Tower Station is 3 minutes.