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Eiffel Tower

History of the Eiffel Tower

History of the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower:  Called La Grande Dame en Fer, or the Grand Iron Lady, is a beautiful icon that defines the Paris skyline.  Originally built as an engineering wonder for the Exposition of 1889, the design and art nouveau touches were controversial at the time.  As the French say, time time alone always proves the final judge – and in the case of the Eiffel Tower, the verdict has been rendered. Its design and beauty, especially as it glows after dark have made it one of the most visited monuments in the world.

In June 2003, the City of Paris re-lit the beautiful twinkling lights on the Tower, one of the highlights of the Millennium Celebrations. This magical show lights up for five minutes every hour after dark, and you can hear the applause below when it begins.

The facts about the Tower are fascinating:  There are 1,665 steps from the East pillar to the top. Over 500 people work on the Tower every day.  It stands over 314 meters high (almost 1,000 feet) and  2,500,000 rivets hold it together. Every few years, 60 tons of paint are used to repaint it…and being French, in 3 different shades to highlight its soaring beauty.

For more history and interesting facts, please visit the Eiffel Tower Website

Visiting the Eiffel Tower

Visiting the Eiffel Tower

Getting to the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is located on the Champ de Mars, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. Whether it’s by metro or boat, by car or by bike there’s no shortage of ways of getting to the Eiffel Tower! You can either choose to come directly to the Tower or, why not, take in a stroll along the streets of Paris or on the Seine, on your way.  The official website has detailed information on getting to the Eiffel Tower, incliuding the closest metro stops and best bus routes.

Opening Times
The Eiffel Tower is open every day but visiting times do vary according to the time of year.   Don’t forget to check the official Eiffel Tower website before you embark on your trip to the top of the Tower!  In general, the Tower is open:

  • from 9 a.m. to midnight from 15 June to the 1st of September,
  • from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the rest of the year,
  • At Easter weekend and during the Spring holidays : extended opening hours to midnight.

Buying Tickets
The ticket office at the foot of the Eiffel Tower is open every day, but to save time it's best to buy tickets online in advance.  

 

From April 1st 2012
to March 31st 2013

Adults

12 - 24 years

Reduced Rate
4 - 11 years
Disabled persons*

 

 

Lift entrance ticket
(valid to 2nd floor)

€8,50

€7,00

€4,00

 

 

Lift entrance ticket to top

€14,00

€12,50

€9,50

 

 

Stairs entrance ticket
(valid to 2nd floor)

€5,00

€3,50

€3,00

 

Children under 4 years visit the Eiffel Tower free. Accompanying adults are charged the individual adult rate.

Restaurants on the Eiffel Tower

Restaurants on the Eiffel Tower

For detailed information on all of the Eiffel Tower Restaurants, please visit:  http://www.restaurants-toureiffel.com/index.cfm/locale/ln/fr/

Le Jules Verne
Le Jules Verne is located on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, and run by Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse.  It is open seven days a week. Dinner: a five-course menu costs about £115 per person not including wine. Reservations are taken two months in advance. Best bargain is the set lunch. This is a formal restaurant, so dress well.

Since it’s frequently booked (and a little price-y) our guests love the fact that our apartments cost less per night than one meal for four.  And the best part of all -- many of our apartments offer front seat views of the Eiffel Tower from the dining table.  You’ll save considerably if you shop for gourmet treats at the markets nearby…. and pinch yourself when the light show begins on the Eiffel Tower after dark.

Le 58 Tour Eiffel
Located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, Le 58 Tour Eiffel serves offers a two or three-dish picnic menu during the day and a sophisticated, sit-down menu in the evening.  Enjoy the ultra-modern interior and fantastic views of the city of Paris.

 

Ice Skating on the Eiffel Tower in Winter

Ice Skating on the Eiffel Tower in Winter

Ice skating on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower is one of those magical memories that you won't soon forget! Tickets cost roughly €5 and the entrance to the ribnk and the skates are included in the price.  The rink is open from mid-December through to the end of January and provides a truly unique Parisian experience.

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