Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower or La Tour Eiffel, is synonymous with Paris, France. There is nothing more iconic than this hunk of metal that points skyward. It is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars engineered by Gustave Eiffel. At 324 meters or 1,063 feet tall, it provides a great Birdseye view of the city below. Being on top makes you realize how expansive Paris is (how much more there is to discover) and how small we are in the bigger scheme of things. The little broccoli trees and ant people below are reference for how high the tower actually is. At night, the tower sparkles and also sends out beams of light. I hope to return at night one day for the birdseye view. I bet the cityscape is gorgeous then.


The Eiffel Tower is accessible by walking or public transportation (Metro Stations Champ de Mars/Tour Eiffel, Ecole Militaire, Bir Hakeim and buses 42, 69, 72, 80, 82, 87).
Coordinates: 48.8584° N, 2.2945° E

Cost & Admission
Open 365 days.
9:00am-midnight from mid-June to September
9:30am-11:00pm rest of year (Easter Weekend and Spring holidays open till midnight)

Lift ticket to Summit (top)
Adult, 17 €
Ages 12-24, 14.50 €
Reduced rate (4-11 years, disabled persons, French job seeker), 8 €
Ages 0-4, Free

Lift ticket to 1st and 2nd Floor Only
Adult, 11 €
Ages 12-24, 8.50 €
Reduced rate (4-11 years, disabled persons, French job seeker), 4 €
Ages 0-4, Free

Stairs entrance ticket
Adult, 7 €
Ages 12-24, 5 €
Reduced rate (4-11 years, disabled persons, French job seeker), 3 €
Ages 0-4, Free

Tickets here.

Snacks and vendors on the ground level.

Walking, seeing the views.
*Bonus, Birdseye view!

If you have the time and stamina, opt for the climb to save money. Fair warning, I did climb down and it was a decently long way down. If you can't buy the tickets online due to high popularity, no worries because you can buy them day of in person (long wait times during peak season). Be sure to visit twice because the tower lights up and twinkles at night time. I haven't been up at night time yet but I'm sure the Birdseye view is amazing. I was able to get snaps of the city during a clear day. Like with any city, the best to way to get to know it is to be up high and soak in the "map" of the city. Nothing beats it.