The Eiffel Tower. The real beacon of Paris, the landmark of the city of lights, the true iron lady of France’s capital ! Built in 1888 by architect Gustave Eiffel, it stands since the Paris World Exhibition in 1889. But once you are face to face with the iconic monument of Paris, how to explore and discover it ?
Here, just for you, we explain what to do in the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Of course, you can climb the 1,700 steps as far as the third floor ! Wander around the centre of the Tower’s metallic structure at your own pace and slowly contemplate the fantastic iron work.
A thing to do in the Eiffel Tower, would be of course a guided tour to learn everything about the most famous monument of Paris.
Otherwise, you can finish in the first floor an overview of its history through fifty illustrations of its evolution, photographs, engravings, drawings, films and interactive systems.
You don’t want to miss the panoramic view from the second floor, with all Paris at your feet. From the Right Bank to the Left Bank, the Eiffel Tower offers you the most unique vista on the major landmarks of the city of lights.
Some says the best time to visit the Eiffel Tower is in at night, when you can appreciate a more calm atmosphere as well as the incredible illuminations. After sunset, the Tower sparkles with thousands lights and his open until 11pm.
Want to feel very chic? Enjoy a glass of champagne at the top! Nestling into the very structure of the Tower, the bar offers you a choice of a glass of either rosé or white champagne, served as chilled as you like. The bar is open until 10pm and serves drinks for a cost between €12 and €21.
And finally, for the gourmet among you, the first floor offers a lunch high in the sky! The Tour Eiffel restaurant serves set meals starting at 17,50€ and Children’s menu at €8.
Address: Quai Branly, Trocadéro/Tour Eiffel, Paris, 75007 |
Phone: 08–92–70–12–39 €0.34 per min
Cost: By elevator: 1st and 2nd levels €9; top €15.
By stairs: 1st and 2nd levels only, €5
Hours: Mid-June–Sept., daily 9 am–12:45 am (11 pm for summit) ; rest of year, daily 9:30 am–11:45 pm (10:30 pm for summit); stairs close at 6 pm in winter
Metro: Bir-Hakeim, Trocadéro, École Militaire; RER: Champ de Mars.
Location: Around the Eiffel Tower
Article written by Clémence, City Guide at Discover Walks Paris
Clémence is eighteen and grew up in the south of Paris. She studies politics and history at Sciences Po, in Saint-Germain. From the long visits at the Louvre to the carefree afternoons on the banks, she has childhood memories in every corner of Paris. Theater, cinema and photography, macarons, cheese and wine, exhibits, museums and parties, Paris is everything to her!