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!
The Eiffel Tower has re-opened since June 25th, 2020: click here for further details.
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 lift). 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 for a visit the same day (while stocks last) : until 3 three hours before your visit time (for lift tickets). Stairs tickets are sold on the spot at the Tower's ticket offices.
There are two entrances in the gardens to reach the Eiffel Tower’s esplanade: the entrance 1 (South) and the entrance 2 (East). 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 entrance 2 (East) in the gardens, which is often less crowded.
Update - September 2020 : only the entrance 1 (South) is open for the moment.
Upon arrival on our site, you can connect to our online visitor's guide on your smartphone, it will help you find your way around and enrich your visit with practical and historical information. There are also paper guides with basic information, available at multiple locations (ticket offices, lifts) 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!
To find out what to see and visit around the Eiffel Tower, follow the guide here!
New for families ! Stop by the first floor and follow Tom and Elia for a fun new interactive tour! Find out more
Food and drink update :The "buffets" at the first & second floor are open. The champagne bar and the esplanade buffet are closed.
Visitor information : only the Entrance 1 in the Allée des Refuzniks is open to access to the Tower's esplanade (Entrance 2 is closed).
Temperature : 12°
Wind : MOYEN