Eiffel Tower

Holiday Travel Guide
Eiffel Tower featuring a city, a monument and heritage architecture

The views from the top of this iconic symbol of Paris are an unmissable highlight of any visit.

It’s impossible to imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower. This striking construction appears everywhere, from tacky souvenirs to valuable artworks, and is one of the city’s best-loved landmarks.

Surprisingly, the tower wasn’t built to last; it was intended to be demolished at the end of the 1889 World’s Fair, of which it was one of the main exhibits. Gustave Eiffel’s pioneering 323-metre iron tower was granted a respite when its height was discovered to be useful for the new technology of radio transmission. Since then it has become one of the world’s most famous attractions, with over 7 million visitors every year.

There are three viewing levels to choose from and entrance fees depend on which level you choose and how you choose to get there. The first level is accessed either by lift or 300 stairs, and features informative exhibitions and films on the history of the tower and the art it has inspired.

The second level can be reached by further stairs or lift. As well as more fascinating displays on the construction of the tower and its original hydraulic lifts, this floor also houses well-stocked souvenir shops and the famous Le Jules Verne restaurant. Offering uninterrupted views all the way to the ground, the glass window of the vision well is not for the faint-hearted.

The top level, at 275 metres, is only accessible by lift. The vertiginous journey is rewarded by unrivalled panoramas across Paris, as well as an opportunity to drink a toast in the Champagne Bar before beginning your descent.

The tower is open every day, unless extreme weather conditions prevail. In high winds the top level only is closed and access to the first and second levels is still possible. Access may also be restricted at times of peak demand, to control visitor movements and avoid congestion. You should set aside at least three hours for your visit, allowing for queues and slow-moving climbers.

If you don’t fancy riding to the top, there are pretty gardens around the tower’s base where you can take a seat and gaze up at Gustave Eiffel’s extraordinary feat of engineering. After dark, the frequent light shows draw the crowds to watch in awe as the structure is illuminated by 20,000 flashing bulbs.

The Eiffel Tower is easily accessible on all public transport networks, but parking in this busy part of Paris is very limited.

Top Trending Hotels Near Eiffel Tower

Grand Hotel Leveque
Grand Hotel Leveque
3 out of 5
29 rue Cler, Paris, Paris
The price is €94 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rue Cler and American University of Paris. Les Invalides and Avenue Georges V are also ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (844 reviews)
"Good location"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2021

Grand Hotel Leveque
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
4 out of 5
18 avenue de Suffren, Entrée au 22 rue Jean Rey, Paris, Paris
The price is €250 per night from 22 Oct to 22 Oct
Located in 15th Arrondissement, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars. Rue du Commerce and Place du Trocadero are ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (981 reviews)
"Beautiful"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2021

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
Hotel Derby Eiffel
Hotel Derby Eiffel
3 out of 5
5 Avenue Duquesne Paris Franc, Paris, Paris
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €118 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Located in Paris City Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rue Cler, Les Invalides and UNESCO Headquarters. American University of Paris and Rue ...
3.8/5 Good! (983 reviews)
"Great little hotel , very clean , pleasant staff & super comfy beds !!!"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2021

Hotel Derby Eiffel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
M Social Hotel Paris Opera
Hotel le Clos de Notre Dame
Hôtel Baume
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available trips from Dublin to Eiffel Tower
View all trips

Popular places to visit in Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Choose two or more items and save on your trip:

Top Hotel Deals

ibis Paris Tour Eiffel Cambronne 15ème
ibis Paris Tour Eiffel Cambronne 15ème
3 out of 5
2 Rue Cambronne, Paris, Paris
The price is €88 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
ibis Paris Tour Eiffel Cambronne 15ème
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
4 out of 5
18 avenue de Suffren, Entrée au 22 rue Jean Rey, Paris, Paris
The price is €250 per night from 22 Oct to 22 Oct
Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
Hotel Derby Eiffel
Hotel Derby Eiffel
3 out of 5
5 Avenue Duquesne Paris Franc, Paris, Paris
The price is €118 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Hotel Derby Eiffel
Grand Hotel Leveque
Grand Hotel Leveque
3 out of 5
29 rue Cler, Paris, Paris
The price is €94 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Grand Hotel Leveque
Shangri-La Paris
Shangri-La Paris
5 out of 5
10 Avenue d'Iena, Paris, Paris
The price is €960 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Shangri-La Paris
K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
4 out of 5
4 Boulevard Raspail, Paris, Paris
The price is €186 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
K+K Hotel Cayre Paris
Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
4 out of 5
20 Rue Jean Rey, Paris, Paris
The price is €155 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel
Hotel du Cadran
Hotel du Cadran
4 out of 5
10 Rue Du Champ De Mars, Paris, Paris
The price is €152 per night from 14 Nov to 14 Nov
Hotel du Cadran
Hôtel La Comtesse
Hôtel La Comtesse
4 out of 5
29, Avenue de Tourville, Paris
The price is €172 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Hôtel La Comtesse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.