Vacation Ideas
Follow Me on Pinterest      

Eiffel Tower Facts for Visitors

Eiffel Tower Facts for Visitors: How to Get there, buy tickets, activities for kids and more.


Make sure you arrange to go up the monument before you even arrive in Paris. You can book it through a tour or purchase your tickets in advance. Otherwise you may wait in line for hours to go up.

Eiffel Tower Facts


Metro Stop: Trocadero or Ecole Militaire


Access to the Eiffel Tower:


You can climb the stairs or take the elevators. The stairs go to the second floor (about 115 metres or 377 feet). There are 3 elevators, one on the North, West and East pillars of the Tower. However due to security and safety concerns, at least one of them won't be in service.


To reach the top however (another 276 metres or 905 feet), you must take a different elevator from the second floor.



Elevator Access

January 1 to June 17 and August 29 to December 31 - 9:30 am to 11:45 pm (final lift at 11 pm - 10:30 for the top floor)
June 18 to August 28 - 9 am to 12:45 am (final lift at midnight - 11 pm for top floor)

January 1 to June 17 and August 29 to December 31 - 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
June 18 to August 28 - 9:00 am to 12:45 am

Entrance Fees:


  Adults Youths
Elevator to Second Floor 8.10€ 6.40€ 4.00€
Elevator to Top Floor 13.10€  11.5€ 9.00€
Stair Entrance to Second Floor 4.50€ 3.50€ 3.00€

How to Purchase Tickets:

You can purchase them at the attraction, but be prepared for really long line ups in high season or if the weather is good. We didn't end up pre purchasing tickets and never made it up on our last visit to Paris.


Eiffel Tower Facts
You can see the crazy line ups on a sunny July afternoon


We recommend however that you purchase your tickets online or take a tour with front of the line access.


If you don't take a tour or purchase your tickets online (days before you want to go), then the best time of day is when the monument first opens, or at closing.


So before you go make sure you have all the Eiffel Tower Facts to make sure you get the most out of your visit!


Find and book Paris tours and activities on Book ahead to save time and money! 

Great Barrier Reef Australia

Eiffel Tower Facts for Kids

Eiffel Tower FactsTo make your visit more fun for kids, they have created the "Follow Gus" discovery game. It is geared to 6-10 year olds and encourages them to learn about the monument and it's history.


They can follow "Gus" through a 12 step discovery by asking and answering questions about the history and mystery of the Tower.


Take either the stairs or the elevator to the first level and pick up a game book. You can get one at the Cineiffel - the audiovisual theatre in the Ferrie Pavilion.


Now you know the Eiffel Tower Facts you can plan your Eiffel Tower Tours

Have Your Say! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave us a comment in the box below.
Reviews 728x90

European Travel Guide

Things to do in Paris

Arc De Triomphe

Don't forget to visit the Arc De Triomphe at the top of the Champs Elysees. If you have time make sure you climb it for the adventure and spectacular views.

Things to do in Paris


Things to do in Amsterdam

Enjoy amazing food, art and culture in the tulip capital of the world. Take a walk on the wild side in the Red Light District, or just sit on a patio on a canal watching the world go by.

Amsterdam Museums



Amsterdam Museums

Amsterdam is famous for it's museums and it's art. Enjoy an afternoon wandering through the Van Gogh museum or the Rijksmuseum.