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How can you climb the Eiffel Tower on foot?

You can take the stairs from the bottom of the Eiffel Tower up to the 2nd Floor. That means exactly 674 steps! In total, there are 1665 steps from the esplanade up to the top of the Eiffel Tower, but the stairway from the 2nd floor to the top is not open to the public. It will take about 30-45 minutes to climb the stairs to the 2nd floor. It all depends on how fit you are! However, please avoid taking the stairs with very young children or babies (gentle reminder: there is no space or locker room for left luggage), or anyone in poor health. The stairways are not open to visitors with reduced mobility.

It couldn’t be easier to take the stairs at the Eiffel Tower:

"Stairway” tickets for the second floor are sold online (during week-ends and holidays) or sold on-site.

If you want to go to the top, "stairway + lift" tickets allow you to climb the Tower on foot up to the 2nd floor, and then take the lift up to the top, for a sporty and heady experience. These tickets are only sold on-site.

Stairway tickets are sold in the dedicated leg of the tower (SOUTH), guaranteeing minimal queueing times (only the sportiest visitors), and the SOUTH leg is also where you take the stairs up. In peak periods, another leg may be opened for stairway ascents.

Find our ticket prices and opening times here.

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