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Planning your visit to the Eiffel Tower

Are you planning on going up the Eiffel Tower? Whether it’s with the family, on your own or in a group, remember to plan your visit by taking a look at the useful information we have and find out all about what to do and see on the monument.

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For visits between January 4th and February 5th, 2016 included, no online sale in advance of top floor tickets.

An extra ticket for the top floor may be purchased on the 2nd floor, depending on weather conditions.

In addition, access to the top floor will be closed from January 4th to January 22nd 2016 included due to work.

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Before you visit...

Did you know that the Eiffel Tower is open every day and that you can get there by boat ?
Take a look at the different prices we offer as well as the opening times and the different visits possible :

What is the best time to visit the Eiffel Tower?

(Non-contractual informations given for information only - the actual waiting time depends on operating conditions and attendance on the day of your visit)

Save time by buying your ticktes on line: this will avoid you having to queue at the ticket offices which are located at the feet of the pillars of the Eiffel Tower.

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Download our iPhone app to get the most out of your visit


A full guided tour of the Eiffel Tower with a breathtaking panorama... Discover its rich written and audio content and its HD 360° panorama to find your way easily around the monument and the Parisian landscape!

The app can be downloaded from the AppStore in French and English.

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With our visitor’s guide, you can have all the useful information you need on the Eiffel Tower in your pocket. How about that for useful !

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Access to the top of the tower may be temporarily interrupted due to adverse weather conditions or due to visitor over congestion.

Special safety instructions
The historical nature of the Eiffel Tower, its layout and the very large numbers of visitors, means that special safety measures have to be taken to protect the visiting public. On exceptional occasions either all or a part of the parts open to the public may have to be closed and the contents of bags or packages checked. Oversized luggage as well as animals, with the exception of guide dogs, cannot be allowed into the tower. There are no luggage lockers.

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Lastly, don’t be fooled into thinking that just because it’s quite warm at the bottom of the Tower that the temperature willl be the same at the top: check the weather report for the day of your vist to see what the weather’s like at the Tower !

At the Tower

Shops, restaurants, champagne bar, … the magic starts here and it carries on right up to the top of the Tower for some chic or shopping moments of indulgence.


In the other sections you can also find out all about the historical and cultural information you need to know about the Tower so that you can find out more about it and not miss out on anything once you’re there.

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Safety recommendations


During your visit, pickpockets may be operating around the esplanade of the Eiffel Tower and on the building’s floors.

For a successful visit, you may have a look at our safety recommendations.

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