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Eiffel Tower

Nothing says Paris like this landmark of iron latticework emblematic of the City of Light. 

Alongside the river Seine and in the Champ de Mars park, the 1,062-foot-tall (323-meter) Eiffel Tower attracts more than 7 million visitors annually. It has two restaurants, including the legendary Le Jules Verne on the second floor, and three viewing levels.

Unless you’re content to pack a picnic and sit in the picturesque gardens admiring the tower from the ground, you’ll need to purchase entry tickets. These vary in price depending on the level you go to and the way you get there: by elevator, stairs (704 steps take you as far as the second floor) or a mix of both. The first floor is an elevator ride or some 300 stairs away from ground level. It has informative displays, a cinema auditorium showing films on the history of the tower and an exhibition room with art inspired by the landmark.

Take more stairs or an elevator to the second floor. Here you will find souvenir shops, more displays, including “story windows” on the tower’s construction and the old hydraulic lifts, and a vertiginous view to the ground below through the vision well.

At 905 feet (275 meters), the top floor observation area is accessible only by elevator. It has 360-degree views of Paris and its surrounds. Toast the end of your Eiffel journey with a glass of bubbly from the Champagne Bar. Admire the view and the engineering behind this iconic structure, which was initially intended as a temporary building. Designed by Gustave Eiffel and erected in 1889 in time for the World’s Fair, the tower was saved from demolition when experiments proved it was suitable for radio transmissions.

Except in extreme weather conditions (ice, snow, wind), the tower is open every day, with extended hours during the summer. In peak seasons, access to some floors may be closed temporarily until congestion clears. Set aside at least three hours for your Eiffel Tower visit; lines may be long and the climb slow. 
Whether you climb the tower or not, don’t miss the nightly light show. You will see 20,000 flashing bulbs turn the Eiffel Tower into a glittering beacon. The show starts at nightfall, with a shimmer of lights every five minutes well into the night.

The Eiffel Tower is easily accessible by public transportation, including the bus, subway and train. It’s a crowded area, so parking may be difficult to find.


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Lodging Near Eiffel Tower

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$152
Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

20 Rue Jean Rey, Paris
4.1
of 5, from 3,114 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel is less than a 5-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and the Seine. The Louvre and Jardin du Luxembourg are both about 15 minutes by subway.

$258
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

18 avenue de Suffren, Paris
4.4
of 5, from 1,225 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

The 4-star Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel has a unique location by the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero. Totally renovated in 2014, it offers easy access to the Champs-Elysées, the Louvre, Invalides, Champs de Mars, and the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district.

$136
Aparthotel Adagio Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Aparthotel Adagio Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

14 Rue Du Theatre, Paris
3.5
of 5, from 442 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This Paris apart'hotel is housed in a 32-storey tower by the River Seine, 300 metres from Centre Beaugrenelle Cinema and 700 metres from the iconic Eiffel Tower.

$269
L'Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe

L'Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe

51-57 rue de Courcelles, Paris
4.3
of 5, from 1,088 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

A modern seven-storey Paris hotel inspired by the Art Deco style, overlooking Parc de Monceau, one kilometer from the Champs-Élysées.

$87
Eiffel Rive Gauche

Eiffel Rive Gauche

6 Rue Du Gros Caillou, Paris
3.3
of 5, from 46 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This romantic Paris hotel is situated 300 meters from the Parc du Champs de Mars, 750 meters from the Eiffel Tower, and 800 meters from the historical Invalides Hotel.

$136
Les Jardins d'Eiffel

Les Jardins d'Eiffel

8 Rue Amelie, Paris
4.3
of 5, from 364 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in 7th Arrondissement, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of American University of Paris, Rodin Museum, and Champ de Mars. Eiffel Tower and Pont de l'Alma are also within 15 minutes.

$125
Hotel Eiffel Seine

Hotel Eiffel Seine

3 Boulevard De Grenelle, Paris
4.3
of 5, from 644 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

A renovated 19th-century boutique hotel in the center of Paris, behind the Maison du Japon and 500 meters from the Eiffel Tower. Also near Champ de Mars, Trocadero, Bords de Seine, and Croisière sur la Sein.

$184
Résidence Charles Floquet

Résidence Charles Floquet

8, Avenue Charles Floquet, Paris
4.1
of 5, from 29 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located near the slopes, this 7th Arrondissement apartment is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Statue of Liberty - Paris, Eiffel Tower, and Champ de Mars. Arc de Triomphe and Palais de Chaillot are also within 2 mi (3 km).