For most of our visitors, the Eiffel Tower is one of the highlights of their stay in Paris. The Eiffel Tower is also one of the most-visited pay-to-enter monuments in the world, with almost 7 million visitors every year. Because it’s so busy, it’s a good idea to plan ahead, especially if you’re travelling from afar, so that your experience with this great icon of Paris and France goes as smoothly as possible, for kids and adults alike!
On this page, you’ll find all the practical information and links you need for a well-planned visit that will guarantee an unforgettable, hassle-free experience!
Buy your tickets from our online ticket office and beat the queues, especially if you’re heading to the top of the Tower. Our online ticket office is where you can find the best prices for our e-tickets to the top or the 2nd floor. By buying time-stamped e-tickets, you’ll save time at the Tower! You can book your visit up to two months in advance: and we definitely recommend booking for the summer months (July and August), when the Eiffel Tower is at its busiest. For visits on a whim, our online ticket office sells e-tickets until 3 three hours before your visit time, that same day (while stocks last) !
Tickets to the top by stairs and lift (2nd floor by stairs and then lift to the top) can only be bought at the Eiffel Tower!
Have you already visited the Eiffel Tower by day? Try it by night! The Eiffel Tower is open until 23:45, and even 00:45 in summer.
There are two entrances in the gardens to reach the Eiffel Tower’s esplanade: the South entrance and the East entrance. You will pass through the first security checks at these entrances, and they also give you a chance to explore the recently landscaped gardens. Tip: to save some time, please prefer the East entrance in the gardens, which is often less crowded.
Make sure you get a copy of our visitor guide, available at multiple locations (ticket offices, lifts). It will help you find your way around (available in French, English, Spanish, and German)!
Log on to the Eiffel Tower’s free WiFi (_WiFi_Tour_Eiffel)! Just enter your email address on the online form that appears when you connect. It’s an easy way to share this special time with your friends and family on social media.
When you come back down from the second floor, you can take either the stairs or the lift to visit the first floor and then get back to terra firma.
Want to discover the monuments and the thousand faces of the beautiful city of Paris? To best prepare your stay in Paris and put together an unforgettable itinerary, we advise you to consult the Paris Tourist Office website. Practical information, advice, guides, online reservations and more. This site will be your reference on the Internet to find all the information you need to book accommodation, visit tourist attractions at the best price, eat in the most recommended establishments, have fun and enjoy the best of the City of Light!
Our new online ticket office is now available. Access the website to buy tickets in advance and avoid the queue at the Tower’s box office. Buy online
In September, the Eiffel Tower is open from 9.30 am to 11.45pm, except on Fridays & Saturdays (closing at 12.45am - Last ascent before 11pm for the top) Opening times
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