The Eiffel Tower (Buy Tickets and vital recommendations)

No one can imagine today a Paris without its icon, the Eiffel Tower, one of the most visited monuments in the world. This is one of the reasons why before visiting it you follow a series of recommendations so that you enjoy it and do not “die” in the attempt.

Visiting the Eiffel Tower

Buying tickets to visit the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is not only famous as a tourist or architectural icon, but for its endless queues. Going cold and wasting time on them has become a classic for those who do not anticipate their visit with time. Therefore, we recommend that buy tickets online, where you can select time and day. In this way you access in a more agile way through the queues for people who come with reservation.

Buy tickets for the Eiffel Tower

What do you have to know about the visit to the Eiffel Tower?

The first thing you have to know is that the Eiffel Tower consists of 3 floors. The first is at a height of 57m and in it is the souvenir shop, a cafeteria and a projection room. The best thing about this plant is the floor, since it is made of glass and allows a perspective of the base of the single tower.

The second floor It is 115m away and I personally think it has the best views of Paris. It also has telescopes to see the city.

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower from the second floor

He last floor, located at 276m the view is almost "spatial". On a clear day you can see almost 70km in the distance, although knowing how Paris is, a clear day does not happen every day.

Eiffel Tower from the second floor
Eiffel Tower from the top floor

Eye with Paris, in winter it is really cold

If the rest of the months of the year the weather is relatively pleasant and with more rain than one expects from the city of love, in winter the thing can get much worse. It is the north of France, let's not forget it. The worst of all is not only the weather, but wait in the long lines that are all year long while it rains or temperatures fall with the humidity that already characterizes the city. It's not just advice, it's almost an obligation buy tickets online and warm up.

Eiffel Tower from the second floor
Eiffel Tower from Trocadero

Our visit to the Eiffel Tower

In the first hour we visit the Eiffel Tower, the best time to avoid queues :). We had a reservation at 10:30, which, although it is not the best time, was the only place there was. All for not waiting in line! You should book in advance, especially if you want to see the sunset, which is the best time to visit the Eiffel Tower. Whether with reservation or not, once on each floor you will feel like canned sardine…. It doesn't fit a pin.

When you arrive at the Eiffel Tower, if you come by the Field of Mars, you will see that you can access both on the right and on the left. We do not know if it was the day, but the entrance on the left had a tail of about 100m and on the other there were hardly any people. In any case, the outer tails of the Eiffel Tower Then they are divided to be able to access the “central square” between the visitors who have already bought the ticket and those who do not. Obviously where there is more queue is in those who have not anticipated the visit in advance.

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

Those who come by reservation always have to go to the queue where there is a green flag. Keep in mind that when you enter you will have to go first through a security queue, where you register the backpack and go through a metal detector, and then the tail of the entrance to the tower. Go ahead, about 30 minutes before, even if you carry a reservation.

Once you have access to the door that gives access to the Eiffel Tower, you will go up a elevator to the second level. The second floor is possibly the one with the best views. I do not know whether to keep the views towards the Field of Mars, Trocadero with the background of skyscrapers or with the silhouette of the Seine. Anyone is really spectacular, it is definitely worth this visit.

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

The last floor, which is accessed from another group of elevators, looks almost Paris Bird sight. A view of Paris in miniature and with a vision of up to 65km, One last. Anyway, with the second we would have signed :).

One of the best views of the Eiffel Tower is from Trocadero at dusk or from the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower at dawn

Practical data

How to get?

We leave the public transport stops in Paris to visit the Eiffel Tower and the Field of Mars.

  • M6 and M9 Trocadero
  • M6, RER C Bir-Hakeim
  • RER C Champs de Mars - Tour Eiffel
  • BUS 42, 69, 72, 82 and 87

How much?

  • Admission: € 18

Recommended tours in Paris

  • Paris Pass Card With it you can access the main tourist attractions and free transportation
  • Boat trip on the Seine. A classic from Paris
  • Excursion to the Palace of Versailles. You can't leave Paris without visiting it
  • Skip the line Louvre Museum. The most famous museum in the world, any excuse not to visit it?