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It’s time to fall in love with the Eiffel Tower all over again 

Eiffel Tower, Paris
The Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world and has become a symbol of love. Want to admire Paris from above? Climb up to the upper platform to have a dream view.

Tourist Information

Date CompletedMarch 31, 1889
Getting thereMetro station: Bir-Hakeim
Visiting TimesThe Eiffel Tower is open all year! 
Usual times
By Lift: 9:30 – 22:45.
Stairs: 9:00 – 23:45.
Ticket PriceEiffel Tower ticket costs vary wildly.
Adult ticket: Ticket with access lift (The top): 26,80 Euro
Visiting times and Ticket prices may vary.
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visiting times and exact Ticket Prices
LocationChamp de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France, Europe


Why is the Eiffel Tower famous?

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

The Eiffel Tower has about 7 million visitors a year.

One interesting fact is that the Eiffel Tower was originally intended to be a temporary structure and was almost dismantled after the World’s Fair. However, it was saved due to its usefulness as a radio transmission tower.

How tall is the Eiffel Tower and how many levels does it have?

The Tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second levels. The top level’s upper platform is 276 m (906 ft) above the ground – the highest observation deck accessible to the public in the European Union. 

The time it takes to ascend to the top of the Eiffel Tower can vary depending on factors such as crowd size and wait times for elevators. On average, it takes around 30-45 minutes to ascend to the top level.

A love symbol in the most romantic city, Paris

Built in central Paris in the Belle Epoque period, the Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of love over time. The tower is also called the Iron Lady or the Lady in Red.

Top photo spots

Champ de Mars

(the featured photo of this article)

Very popular photo spot. The large green lawns and open spaces offer a full-length view.

Eiffel Tower, Paris
Champ de Mars

Place Trocadero

This is the best photo spot. A lot of people are coming here to get the perfect photo of the tower. It’s a definite must.

Eiffel Tower, Paris
Place Trocadero photo spot of Eiffel Tower, Paris

The Antenna Tower

The tower has been used for making radio transmissions. Currently, radio and digital television signals are transmitted from the Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower Replicas

There are many replicas of the Eiffel Tower in the world. One is in Las Vegas, another in Texas, Ohio, and Mexico but also other places.

What Legends does the Eiffel Tower have?

Explore the fascinating stories surrounding the Eiffel Tower – from its enduring status as a romantic icon to its hidden mysteries, such as the enigmatic apartment concealed within its iron frame. Discover the myths and legends surrounding its construction, including the surprising truth behind the iron used in its construction, which was thought to be ‘non-rusting’.

About the author


I am Catalina, and my passion for travel, mysteries, legends and archaeology drives me to explore the world and uncover its hidden wonders.