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Complete Guide to Eiffel Tower Opening Hours

Today

Open 8:45 AM - 11:45 PM

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Days (Jan 1 TO Nov 30)TIMINGS
Monday8:45 AM - 11:45 PM
Tuesday8:45 AM - 11:45 PM
Wednesday8:45 AM - 11:45 PM
Thursday8:45 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday8:45 AM - 11:45 PM
Saturday8:45 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday8:45 AM - 11:45 PM
Eiffel Tower Opening Hours

To ensure you run into a smaller crowd and have a pleasant visit to the Eiffel Tower, plan your visit either early morning or late evening. Moreover, if you are looking forward to the night-time lights at the tower, then it would be best to stop by at the landmark after sunset. The Eiffel Tower lights up for 5 minutes, every hour, until 1 AM to 2 AM, depending on the weather and season. 




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Eiffel Tower Guided Tour: Summit or Second Floor
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Dinner at Eiffel Tower's Madame Brasserie
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Eiffel Tower Tickets: Summit or Second Floor Access with Seine River Cruise
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The Eiffel Tower was built as the centerpiece of the 1889 World’s Fair and is named after Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed the Tower. Although originally criticized by France’s intellectuals and artists, it has gone on to become a cultural icon of France and one of the most well-known landmarks in the world. Standing at 330 meters in height, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest man-made structure in the world for 41 years after it was constructed.

The tower has 3 levels that can be accessed by visitors; the first and second levels are home to numerous restaurants, while the top level is an observation deck, 276 meters above the ground. The Eiffel Tower is a must-see for anyone visiting Paris and promises to give visitors a memorable experience.

Read on to find out more about the Eiffel Tower's opening hours, the best time to visit, and more!

Eiffel Tower Opening Hours

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The Eiffel Tower will remain open from 9 AM to 12:45 AM.

Last entry: The time of the last admission is 11:45 PM.

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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: 2 PM to 1:30 PM, and 7 PM to 9 PM

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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

What is the Best Time to Visit the Eiffel Tower?

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and is the most visited monument with an entrance fee in the world. It is essential to know the right times and days to visit the Eiffel Tower to avoid large crowds and catch panoramic views of Paris in peace. 

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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

Q. What are the Eiffel Tower opening hours?

A. The Eiffel Tower is open from 9 AM to 12:45 AM, with the last entry at 11:45 PM.

Q. Is the Eiffel Tower open at night?

A. Yes, the Eiffel Tower is open at night. It closes at 12:45 PM.

Q. Is the Eiffel Tower open on weekends?

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

Q. When is the Eiffel Tower closed?

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

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

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

Q. How long does it take to explore the Eiffel Tower?

A. 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.

Q. Should I buy Eiffel Tower tickets in advance?

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

Q. How many entrances does the Eiffel Tower have?

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