We were so hoping the ice rink would return to the Eiffel Tower this year after the official re-opening of the 1st floor (with it's awesome glass floor!) just before the holiday season. And … drum roll … it's back! This winter from December 8th until February 15, 2015, visitors to the Eiffel Tower can take a spin on the ice for free. The ice rink is open from 10:30am to 10:30pm and ice skates are provided free of charge. The 2,045 square foot rink is located 57 meters above the ground – so you'll not just be ice skating in Paris you'll be ice skating above Paris. Fabulous!
Paris Perfect Tips: Don't forget your gloves as they're required for ice skating on the rink! A lift ticket is €9.00 or if a spin around the ice isn't enough exercise, you can climb the steps to the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower for only a €5.00 ticket and ice skate for free. Great deal!
Eiffel Tower News
If you're planning a visit to the Eiffel Tower this winter, keep in mind that from January 5th to February 6th, 2015 you may not be able to visit the top floor. Access to the top floor is limited and based on weather conditions during this period and advance tickets to the top floor are not available. However, you can purchase your tickets to the top floor on the 2nd floor if it is open.
In addition, mark your calendars because access to the top floor of the Eiffel Tower will be closed from January 12th to January 30th for work. Always better to know in advance!
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