The Eiffel Tower is truly a must-see landmark for anyone that is planning to visit Paris. It stands iconic and remains visible from many vantage points throughout the city. There are a few entrances at the Eiffel Tower, the longer line is for visitors to take the elevator while the shorter line allows visitors to climb the stairs. Once you reach the second level of the Eiffel Tower you can wait in line for an elevator to the summit.
Located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, the Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Erected in 1889 as the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair, it has become both a global icon of France but also one of the most unique and recognizable landmarks in the world.
The tower stands 1,063 feet tall (324 metres), which is rouhly the same height as an 81-story building. During the towers construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument and became the tallest man-made structure in the world; the Eiffel Tower held the title for 41 years, until it was eventually surpassed by the Chrysler Building in New York City which was built in 1930.
Planning a visit to the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Here’s the info you’ll need:
HOURS OF OPERATION
Everyday year round
9:00am – 12:45am (12:00am is last admission) from June 15 to September 1
9:30am – 11:45pm (11:00pm is last admission) during the rest of the year
Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
Phone: +33 892 70 12 39
Paris Metro: Trocadero