Eiffel Tower
Ile-de-France - Tour Eiffel
  • Champ de Mars
  • 75007 Paris
  • Phone:+33 (0)1 44 11 23 23
  • Fax:+33 (0)1 44 11 23 22
  • Website
Built for the 1889 Exposition Universelle (World Fair), held to commemorate the centennial of the Revolution, the Tour Eiffel was the world's tallest structure at 320 m (1050 ft) until Manhattan's Chrysler Building was completed. Initially opposed by the city's artistic and literary elite the tower was almost torn down in 1909. The tower's salvation came when it proved an ideal platform for the antennas needed for the new science of radiotelegraphy. Just southeast of the tower is a grassy expanse that was once the site of the world's first balloon flights and is now used by teens as a skateboarding arena.

Practical information

Opening hours

Lift:
Sept - mid-June: 9:30am-11:45pm (last lift 11pm, 10:30pm for the top)
Mid-June - Aug: 9am-12:45am (last lift midnight, 11pm for the top)

Stairs:
Sept - June 12: 9:30am-6:30pm (last admission 6pm)
Mid-June - Aug: 9am-0:45am (last admission midnight)

Prices

Top:
Adults: €13.40
Youth (age 12-24): €11.80
Children (age 4-11)/Visitors with disabilities and their accompanying person: €9.30

2nd floor:
Adults: €8.20
Youth (age 12-24): €6.60
Children (age 4-11)/Visitors with disabilities and their accompanying person: €4.10

Stairs:
Adults: €4.70
Youth (age 12-24): €3.70
Children (age 4-11)/Visitors with disabilities and their accompanying person: €3.20

Children (under age 4): free

How to get there

Metro: line 6 - stations Bir-Hakeim, Dupleix, lines 6 and 9 - station Trocadéro, line 8 - station École militaire
RER: line C - station Champ de Mars/Tour Eiffel
Bus: lines 42, 69, 72, 82, 87

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