All you need to know about The Eiffel Tower in Paris
Where in Paris can you take the best picture of this most famous Parisian sight? Can you climb all the way to the top? We will answer all of these questions and more.
The tower was built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel, for the World Fair. As a temporary feature. However, as the tower was so popular, it was allowed to stay. A sight not to be missed when visiting Paris. Let us share with you all the things you need to know about the Eiffel Tower – the symbol of Paris.
1. The ultimate picture of the Eiffel Tower (all of it!)
Everyone’s after a picture of the Eiffel Tower and, preferably, with all of it. Trocadéro is the place to be to take that picture. You won’t be the only one there! The Sacré-Coeur is another place where you can capture the 324m high tower.
2. Stairs or lift?
After you’ve passed the security check, you’ll find yourself literally under the Eiffel Tower. If you fancy walking up 704 steps, you’ll need to go to the south pillar. A lift departs from the north, east and west pillars.
3. The first 3 floors
The first floor is approximately 57 metres high. Here you can walk on a glass floor and look at all the famous buildings like the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. There are also touch screens to learn all about the Eiffel Tower. On the second floor you can have lunch or dinner in Le Jules Verne, a restaurant with great views. Don’t forget to book! Finally, for a glass of bubbles, you can visit the champagne bar on the third floor. Please note that you can only get there by lift!
4. Tickets and queues
You can only buy tickets to get to the top, by lift or stairs, at the Eiffel Tower itself. Expect to wait for two hours or more. Therefore, choose a (rainy) week day to avoid the queues. Tickets for all other areas you can book online.