Everything to know about the closing of the top in January
Thursday 27 December 2018
Modified the 28/12/19
In January, the top floor of the Eiffel Tower gets a makeover. Necessary maintenance and renovation work is carried out every year at the top of the Eiffel Tower and on the elevators leading from the 2nd floor to the summit, resulting in the closing of this emblematic floor to the public. In 2020, this annual closing of the summit will take place from January 6th to February 7th.
The top floor is very exposed!
Each year, repairs must be carried out on this level. It is very exposed to constant winds at this altitude (for example, when the wind on the ground reaches a speed of 31 mph (50 km/h) it hits more than 50 mph (80 km/h) at the top of the Tower), as well as bad weather of all types: freezing temperatures, rain, snow, hail, sun, etc. The summit is of course the most emblematic level and the dream destination of so many travelers! It is very busy and often saturated during the summer months. Half of the visitors to the Eiffel Tower go to it each year.
At the “Summit” level, which consists of two levels (one inside and the other outside), numerous repair work is scheduled in order to improve the safety and comfort of visits: sanitary facilities, stairs, floors, glass panels, lighting, radiators, etc. Maintenance work is also carried out on the two Duolift™ elevators leading to the summit.
Be sure to still visit the 1st and 2nd floors
In the meantime, our visitors that have planed a visit to the Tower between the 7th and the end of January will have access up to the 2nd floor by stairs or elevator. This experience is both complete and impressive, with a breathtaking 360-degree view of the whole of Paris. The two levels of the 2nd floor offer the whole family a wide selection of shops, entertainment, snacks, and a macaroon bar. In the evening, you'll be in the front row for the light show!
All 2nd-floor tickets grant access to the 1st floor of the Tower as well, where the chic Bulle Parisienne offers breakfasts, lunches and dinners overlooking the structure from the inside of a stunning transparent dome. And don't forget to visit our cultural path in the outer passageways!