What are Eiffel Tower opening hours?


Open 8:45am–12:45am

Last Admission


Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower remains open from 9:30am till 12am, with the times of admission to the site being from 9:15am till 11:45pm.

Jan 1 TO Jun 14 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Jun 14)

TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday 9:15am–11:45pm 10:45pm
Tuesday 9:15am–11:45pm 10:45pm
Wednesday 9:15am–11:45pm 10:45pm
Thursday 9:15am–11:45pm 10:45pm
Friday 9:15am–11:45pm 10:45pm
Saturday 9:15am–11:45pm 10:45pm
Sunday 9:15am–11:45pm 10:45pm
Eiffel Tower Opening Hours
  • Stairs: 9:30am to 11:45pm
  • Elevator: 9:30am till 12am
  • Note: The Eiffel Tower lights up for 5 minutes, every hour, until 1am to 2am, depending on the weather and season. 

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Jan 1 TO Dec 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Dec 31)

Monday 9:30am–10:45pm
Tuesday 9:30am–10:45pm
Wednesday 9:30am–10:45pm
Thursday (Today)9:30am–10:45pm
Friday 9:30am–10:45pm
Saturday 9:30am–10:45pm
Sunday 9:30am–10:45pm

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Best time to visit the Eiffel Tower

Weekday vs Weekend

As a general suggestion, we would recommend avoiding weekends and public holidays. Other than this, the attraction is quite crowded on Tuesdays and Sundays. If you’re planning a visit, we suggest going on a Wednesday or Friday.








Very Crowded

Peak season vs Low season

The best time of the year to visit the Eiffel Tower is between October and March, during the off-season. Since Paris is a popular tourist hub, we recommend avoiding the peak season which falls between June to August.













Off Season
Moderate Season
Peak Season

Eiffel Tower Restaurant Timings

The Eiffel Tower is home to many restaurants, where you can indulge in a delicious meal.

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The Jules Verne

  • Daily: From 12 pm to 1:30 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Closed On: July 14 for dinner
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Madame Brasserie

  • Breakfast: 10 am to 12 pm
  • Lunch: 12 pm and 1:30 pm
  • Snack: 3 pm to 6 pm 
  • Dinner: 6:30 pm and 9 pm
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The Champagne Bar

  • Daily:
    12 pm to 10 pm

How Long Do You Need to Tour the Eiffel Tower?

The first and second floors of the Eiffel Tower will need approximately 1.5 hours to visit. If you are planning to visit the top of the Eiffel Tower, then you must plan a visiting time of about 2.5 hours. 

Note that the visiting time will also depend on how you choose to go from the ground floor to the second floor - using the stairs or by elevator. If you are going up the stairs, set aside about 10 to 15 minutes per floor. If you are planning to take the elevator, it will only take you a couple of minutes to reach the second floor.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Eiffel Tower Opening Hours

What are the Eiffel Tower opening hours?

The Eiffel Tower is open from 9:30 am to 12 am, with the last entry at 11:45 pm.

Is the Eiffel Tower open at night?

Yes, the Eiffel Tower is open at night. It closes at 12 am.

Is the Eiffel Tower open on weekends?

Yes, the Eiffel Tower is open all days of the week.

When is the Eiffel Tower closed?

The Eiffel Tower is open on all days of the year and is not closed to the public.

What’s the best time to visit the Eiffel Tower?

It is best to visit the Eiffel Tower on a Wednesday or Friday during the morning or afternoon hours to avoid crowds.

How long does it take to explore the Eiffel Tower?

You need about 1.5 hours to explore the first and second floors of the Eiffel Tower, and 2.5 hours to explore the top floor of the Eiffel Tower.

Should I buy Eiffel Tower tickets in advance?

Yes, it is recommended you purchase tickets to the Eiffel Tower in advance to avoid long waiting times and queues.

How many entrances does the Eiffel Tower have?

There are two entrances to reach the esplanade of the Eiffel Tower - entrance 1 to the south, and entrance 2 to the east.