Things to Do around the Eiffel Tower

When people are visiting Paris, the most important thing to do while in Paris is obviously to see the Eiffel Tower, the greatest landmarks of the City of Lights. Our Iron Lady.

How to beat the queues at the Eiffel Tower…

Our advice is to book your tickets in advance. You will meet your guide at a meeting point near the Eiffel Tower. Tickets for the Eiffel Tower can be difficult to find. If there are no more online tickets available, our best advice would be to buy tickets from the ticket office.

 Skip the line with a Tour Guide and access to the Summit of the Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower was built in 1888 by architect Gustave Eiffel and stands since the Paris World Exhibition in 1889. Once you are face to face with the most iconic monument of Paris, you will be impressed by its size and greatness, it even might bring tears to your eyes.

Since you’ll be visiting this awesome Paris landmark, you should know a few things you can do inside of it and around it. That is why I’m sharing with you things to do around the Eiffel Tower!

Climb the Stairs and Learn Its History


Climb the stairs and reach the second floor! Wander around the center of the Tower’s metallic structure at your own pace and contemplate the fantastic iron piece of art and its history.

Another 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 stay a little while on the first floor to enjoy an overview of its history through different illustrations of the Eiffel Tower evolution, photographs, engravings, drawings, films and interactive activities.

You don’t want to miss the panoramic view from the second floor, with Paris at your feet. From the right bank to the left bank, the Eiffel Tower offers you the most unique view over the major landmarks of the city of lights.

However, be prepared to queue: it can take up to 4 hours to access to the Eiffel Tower. Even if you arrive early in the morning or at the end of the day, you won’t be alone ! Our advice would be to visit the Eiffel Tower with a local guide (more informaton and tickets here). These tickets are more expensive than normal tickets, but the Eiffel Tower is a must-see in Paris and you don’t want to spend the whole day waiting in a line.

Inside the Eiffel Tower, there are actually many things to see and experience. As you go up the tower, you will find out everything you want to know about the Eiffel Tower: from its origins and history to construction evolution and all the renovations it went through all these years.

So Much to See in Paris…

With so much to do in Paris, it’s difficult to choose what to visit. You want to have an amazing experience whilst in Paris…

You don’t want to miss Paris’ main attractions

Your time is limited

Start with a free (tip-only) walking tour of Montmartre – it’s the best way to explore “the old Paris”.

Book your spot now for free (no payment needed). We just want to know how many people will join us! We run Montmartre tours every day at 11am, 2.30pm & 5pm.

Enjoy the Eiffel Tower At Night

eiffel at night

Some say the best time to visit the Eiffel Tower is at night when you can appreciate a calmer atmosphere as well as the incredible illuminations. After sunset, the Eiffel Tower sparkles with thousands of lights and his open midnight!

A Fancy Night on the Eiffel Tower

Fancy Night on the Eiffel Tower

If you’re looking for a chic experience, you can enjoy a glass of champagne at the very top of the Eiffel Tower! 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 10 pm and serves drinks for a cost between €12 and €21.

And finally, for the gourmet among you, on the first floor, there’s a restaurant called Restaurant 58 that serves lunches and dinners high in the sky! Its meals start at 39  euros and Children’s menu at 15 euros. The food and atmosphere are extremely pleasant!

Wine and Cheese at the Foot Of The Eiffel Tower


The Eiffel Tower is surrounded by big lawns where Parisians love to sit during spring and summer. Our favorite thing to do around the Eiffel Tower is to have a French picnic: cheese, wine and a baguette. Just next to the Eiffel tower is one of the best streets in Paris to buy food. It’s called rue Cler. In this street, you will find the best products Paris has to offer. Then just bring all your purchases to those lawns of le Champs de Mars and you’ll have the most Parisian evening ever.

Enjoy the Rodin Museum


The Rodin museum is one of the most celebrated sculpture museum of Europe. Rodin was one of the last masters of classical sculpture of its time. He revolutionized art. He made some of the most famous sculpture ever. We all know his most famous piece of art: the Thinker. His work is full of feelings and I can assure you it is a quite moving experience to discover Rodin’s art for the first time.

The Rodin museum is in a walking distance of the Eiffel Tower about 15 minutes. The museum also has one of the most beautiful gardens in Paris. It is definitely a must-do around the Eiffel tower.

Have a Boat Cruise

Things to do around the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is located just by the river. So one of the things to do around the Eiffel Tower is to get into a boat cruise. Boat cruises are not a tourist trap. They are a touristic activity but it’s definitely worth your money. It’s an amazing way to look at Paris. To see Notre Dame, the Islands, the bridges and hundreds of other details that will make you love Paris even more is one of the best experiences you’ll enjoy while in Paris. Plus you get to be seated during the whole trip, enjoying the Seine River, the landmarks and taking the best photos of your stay in Paris!

You should also know that at the end of each of our free Paris walking tours, you’ll be handed a Perks Package. Inside the package, you’ll find many discounts that will make your visit to Paris even more special and unique, including discounts for the Vedettes du Pont-Neuf boat cruises.

Now you know some of the things to do around the Eiffel Tower. Seeing and visiting the gigantic iron structure will bring many different kinds of feelings and emotions to you. The Eiffel Tower will remind you how little you actually are in this world. You will understand how important it is to live for the moment.

There are many things to do around the Eiffel Tower. Once you’ve fully enjoyed the iron structure, you should relax and have lunch at the Champs de Mars, just beneath the Eiffel Tower. Then walk around the area surrounding the tower. If you want a bonus tip: You should also know that if you come to Paris during Christmas: during Christmas time, there’s a Christmas market just in front of the Eiffel Tower. It has many stands and a nice ice rink. Parisians love to go there with their kids during the holidays.

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