With your ticket to the second floor via the stairs in hand, you are completely free to explore the heart of the Tower’s structure. All the charm of Gustave Eiffel's creation and the beauty of the whole of Paris will gradually be revealed as you climb the 674 steps.
It is also the cheapest and easiest option for visiting the Eiffel Tower: there's always room, you can book online in advance (staircase tickets go on sale 14 days in advance) or buy your tickets on site, and there is generally little or no waiting time at the entrance to the pillar. The ascent to the second floor via the stairs is accessible to all, except for parents with very small children and babies and people with reduced mobility.
Set... Go! Your ascent of the SOUTH pillar has begun! Don’t worry, you can climb at your own pace, the steps are large and you can take breaks. Take the opportunity to admire the metal structure of the Tower, read the informative panels and start to discover the Parisian skyline and the surrounding monuments. Allow 15 to 20 minutes to climb each floor.
Once on the first floor, you are free to organize your visit as you wish, whether you first explore the first floor or go directly up to the second. Remember that the first floor offers fantastic surprises and is absolutely worth discovering. You will find places to eat and drink on the terrace, in the bistro or Madame Brasserie, as well as museographic displays for learning more about the history of the Tower and a large shop.
After climbing the 674 steps, you can proudly say you’ve reached the second floor! The whole of Paris can be seen from the two levels on the second floor, so take time to admire the 360-degree view. You can also buy food and drink, let yourself be tempted by the Pierre Hermé Paris x Eiffel Tower macarons and browse the shops. In the evening, the second floor is the ideal place from which to admire the Tower's illuminations and sparkles. You will go back down via a different staircase, allowing you to enjoy different points of view.
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Visit the Eiffel Tower up to the second floor in complete liberty and at your own pace for a maximum price of €10.50 (adult price, from 25 years old).
For all reduced-rate tickets, proof of eligibility may be asked for at the entrance to the monument.
If you have chosen a time-stamped ticket, please arrive at the esplanade at the start of the time slot indicated on your ticket.
There is no left luggage service at the Eiffel Tower for strollers, bags, etc.
For those with a ticket to the second floor, it is not possible to purchase a supplement to the top on site. There is no such ticket.