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The Eiffel Tower

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The Tower, which was built by the engineer Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition of 1889, comprises three floors and is 317 metres high. On top are radio and television transmitters serving Paris. The lift machinery located below ground level in the west and east pillars was installed in 1899, and is strangely reminiscent of the imaginary world of Jules Verne.

1st floor: 57 metres

Observatory logging the movements of the top of the Tower.
The “Feroscope” provides details of the Tower's construction and protective paintwork.
The Cineiffel space affords exceptional views of the Eiffel Tower.
Souvenir shops.
The “Altitude 95” restaurant - Tel.: +33(0)1 45 55 20 04 - Fax: +33(0)1 47 05 94 40
The post office, for that special “Paris Tour Eiffel” postmark.
Viewing tables showing various Paris sights.

The Gustave Eiffel room for :

Receptions and conferences.
Panoramic view of Paris.
Reservations: +33(0)1 44 11 23 33.


2nd floor: 115 metres

Panoramic views of Paris.
Telescopes and shops.
Animated displays explaining the workings of the lifts.
The Jules Verne restaurant - Tel.: +33(0)1 45 55 61 44


14 July 2012 : fireworks


L'intégralité du feu d'artifice du 14 juillet... par mairiedeparis



3rd floor: 276 metres

Exceptional daytime and night-time panoramic views of Paris and the surrounding area.
Reconstitution of Thomas Edison speaking with Gustave Eiffel in his office.
Viewing and orientation tables.
Dioramas presenting the history of the 3rd floor.


75007 Paris
Tel.: +33(0)1 44 11 23 23


-By metro

Line no.6, metro station "Bir-Hakeim" : if you take this line which runs above ground, you’ll get a view of the Tower as you approach the Bir-Hakeim station. Always an exciting moment !
Line no.9, "Trocadéro" station
- By RER
Line C : « Champs de Mars - Tour Eiffel » station

When you come out of the RER station, allow a few minutes’ walk to get to the Eiffel Tower

Opening hours

For further details (entrance fees...)

Official website  



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