To date, over 250 million people have visited the EIffel Tower and it receives an average of 7 million visitors every year. The Tower consists of three levels open to the public, with each having its own charm. Standing tall and proud, the Eiffel Tower continues to wow millions and is often the site for many a romantic proposal.
While many travel purists, bloggers, and others do not recommend visiting the Eiffel Tower for being too “Mainstream”, the historical and cultural importance of the monument are reason enough are reason enough for you to think otherwise. The Tower has gone on to become a symbol of love. The open-air observation decks, panoramic views of Paris, and other countless reasons make this a worthwhile visit. “Touristy” or not, the Eiffel Tower is a must-do the next time you’re in Paris.
Eiffel Tower tickets sell out months in advance, so it if you plan on going all the way upto the summit, make sure you purchase your tickets online, in advance. This way, you spend queue time only for security, after which you can glide through easily; all the way atop.
The Eiffel Tower step tickets are cheaper and more easily available, though they are a steep task. However, if you’re up for trodding up the Eiffel Tower, why not? There are 330 steps to the first level and 339 steps to the second level. This way you can experience the charm of Eiffel Tower with every step. You can choose to book even these tickets in advance to avoid the ticket line. Moreover, if you’re tired after reaching the first level, you can even take the elevator to the second level, and then walk down to the first level.
There are two dining outlets in the Eiffel Tower - 58 Tour Eiffel on the first level, and Le Jules Verne on the second floor (only dinner). If you choose to have a meal at either of these restaurants, you can enter the tower through a separate entrance, away from the crowd.
While the waiting lines for the Eiffel Tower during the day are painstakingly long , the queues are lesser by night. With tourists and families thronging the lines, it’s easier and better sedate to see the tower at night. The Eiffel Tower closes late in the night, so you can go all the way to the summit and experience the City of Lights in its true glory.
The Eiffel experience isn’t complete without that perfect view/picture of the tower itself. While the Tower can be viewed from a multitude of points throughout the city, we’ve handpicked the Top 4!
33 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris
Place du Trocadero et du 11 Novembre, 75116 Paris
Pont de Bir-Hakeim
Quai de Grenelle, 75015 Paris
Arc de Triomphe
Place Charles de Gaulle, 75008 Paris