Eiffel Tower is an iron lookout tower built in 1889 and with its 300 meters (324 meters with antenna) it is the tallest building in Paris. During a century of its existence it became an icon of France and one of the best known structures in the world.
To get to the second floor of the tower (in 115 meters) visitors can use stairs or can take the elevators. From there the only way to reach the very top of Eiffel Tower visitors have to use elevator, that climbs to 276 meters.
There are two restaurants in Eiffel Tower. On the first floor of the tower there is restaurant called Altitude 95 (it is 95 meters above sea level). Second restaurant Jules Verne is on the second floor and with one Michelin star it is rather expensive.
Every year more then 6 million people visits Eiffel Tower and in its history the tower welcomed over 200 million visitors.[ update ]
1 Jan - 12 Jun: 9:30 - 23:45
13 Jun - 31 Aug: 9:00 - 00:45
1 Sept - 31 Dec: 9:30 - 23:45
The Eiffel Tower is open every day during the year.
Entrance fees (valid till March 26, 2010)
Elevators to the 2nd floor tickets
- Adults: 8.00 €
- Youths (12 - 24): 6.40 €
- Children (4 - 11) & handiccaped: 4.00 €
Elevators to the top floor tickets
- Adults: 13.00 €
- Youths (12 - 24): 9.90 €
- Children (4 - 11) & handiccaped: 7.50 €
Stairs to the 2nd floor tickets
- Adults: 4.50 €
- Youths (12 - 24): 3.50 €
- Children (4 - 11) & handiccaped: 3.00 €
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