1st floor

The 1st floor is one of the most spectacular and attractive locations in Paris thanks to its oblique, transparent architecture and experience of the breath-taking drop.

Set off and explore the history of the Eiffel Tower, feel the thrill of the glass floor, and see Paris sprawl away beneath your feet...

1st Floor Attractions

Take a break on the large terrace! 

Rooftop atmosphere with bar and bistro food

The large terrace on the 1st floor is taking its summer quarters and welcomes you for a refreshing and gourmet break with respect for social distances and health instructions related to the coronavirus. In this summer of 2020, the opening hours are aligned with those of the Eiffel Tower and the terrace will feature a large bar with a varied menu offering drinks, cocktails, snacks and bistro fare (burgers, boards, and pasta). A kiosk also offers homemade ice cream and snow cones. A unique opportunity to enjoy a meal while savoring the view of the structure!


An immersion show

Projected onto 3 walls by 7 projectors, this immersion show will plunge you into the Eiffel Tower universe.

Find it in the Ferrié Pavilion.

A new cultural path

Screens, touch screens, displays, digital albums, reproductions of items, etc. allow you to find out about all aspects of the Eiffel Tower, many little known.

Follow it along the outer passageway.

Services and areas designed for relaxation

Places for rest and contemplation, restaurants, shops: facilities that invite you to enjoy a pleasant pause with stunning views of Paris.

Find it in the Ferrié Pavilion.

Spiral staircase section

Did you know that originally it was a spiral staircase which linked the second floor to the top? Gustave Eiffel would use it to reach the office that he‘d set up for himself! As it had become obsolete, the staircase was taken down in 1983.

Twenty sections were subsequently sold at auction for a very good price.

On the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, you can take a closer look at one of the remaining pieces of this historic staircase. It measures 4.30 meters in height.

Visit the Eiffel Tower with Gus and its new booklet-game !

Enjoy exploring the Tower

Freely distributed on site, this funny guide will entertain your kids during their ascent with surprising anecdotes, quizzes on different topics and games that encourage kids to be creative.

Download the booklet

Good news for our English-speaking visitors: the 2019 version of the tour with Gus is still available at the Ferrié Pavilion (1st floor), where you can also get a mini-pencil to do the quizzes and drawings.