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Find the Best Place to See the Eiffel Tower

A glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, outlined romantically against the Paris skyline — that's what you remember after visiting France. If you're looking to photograph Paris to your heart's content, use our short list of great spots in the city to get that breathtaking view (and picture).


To see the Eiffel Tower light show at night, the Trocadero is one of your best location choices. Bonus: the Trocadero is free, and always open.

Arc de Triomphe

You need to climb the 284 steps of the Arc de Triomphe to reach the top of this other famous Paris monument, where you’ll be rewarded by one of the most spectacular views in the city.


This 689-foot skyscraper may not be a beautiful building, but the views are worth it. In the Montparnasse Tower you get the second highest view after the Eiffel Tower and 360-degree vistas.

From the Hotel Raphael

Looking for a romantic Paris date spot? Make a reservation for the terrace at this luxury hotel. Soak in the view, enjoy some champagne, and watch the sunset from the top.

Pont de Bir-Hakeim

Pont de Bir-Hakeim connects the 15th and 16th arrondissements. This famous bridge offers stunning views of the tower and the Seine—a popular spot for photographers.

Eiffel Tower: Our Tips

Avoiding the queues

As you know, Paris is quite the popular holiday destination. Plan ahead if you want to jump around and see the Eiffel Tower from lots of angles. It's easy to buy tickets online and go straight to the top -- but if you're looking to do Paris on the cheap, remember to plan waiting time at major monuments into your itinerary.

Watch your stuff

Lots of travelers are looking for a cafe or restaurant nearby these views, where they can relax and regroup away from the crowds. While all the major tourist areas are safe enough, tourists tend to let their guard down as soon as they order a café au lait. As always, zip up your purse and watch out for thieves.

Eiffel tower opening hours

If you decide to get up close and personal with the Tower itself, it's conveniently open 365 days a year. From mid-June to early September, opening hours are from 9:00AM to midnight. During the rest of the year, from 9:30AM to 11:00PM.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    The Eiffel Tower is open 365 days a year!
  • What is the price?
    Free to look at from the outside. Summit tickets prices vary depending on things like the tour type or level of access.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Only if you want one! Many travelers enjoy learning about the history and architecture from a guide. Equally as great, tour groups usually get to skip ahead of the long line of tourists waiting to buy tickets.
  • How to get there
    The two closest métro stops are Bir-Hakeim (Line 6) and Trocadero (Line 9).
  • Additional tips
    • This attraction is free for children under four years old.
    • Keep an eye on your handbag at all times.

What People Are Saying About Eiffel Tower

Loved the Eiffel Tower and cruise on the Seine.

This ticket was not what we originally wanted but was the only one still available to purchase for the time we were in Paris. Buyers need to purchase well ahead of time. We loved the Eiffel Tower and witnessed first hand the advantage of holding a skip the line ticket. We loved the Seine cruise but did not get to the Louvre not that day or any other but were pleased to see the ticket was good for one year.

Three-in-One: Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Seine Cruise Tickets Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 06/20/2017

It was a really nice experience for the very first time in Paris.

This was an unforgettable beautiful memory in Paris that we have enjoyed. Many tks Danish, a tourguide from Cuba, very helpful, enthusiastic and funny :) Recommended!

Two-in-One: Eiffel Tower and Seine Cruise Tickets Reviewed by Thai Ngan, 06/20/2017

This was the best and most organized of the GYG tours we took.

Thanks to our excellent guide Alex! He was very knowledgable & funny. He also explained how to use the Cruise & Louvre tickets. This was the best GYG package we purchased during our trip this summer to Paris & Rome. Allow yourself some extra time to find the GYG check in office.

We loved Phillipe, who was helpful, informative and very funny.

This tour takes you backstage, below and above stage as well. Our "guide" actor Phillipe was delightful. Any time your guide shows up pretending he is an airplane you know it is going to be good!

Enjoyed the experience despite a couple of problems.

Our guide did her best but unfortunately, because of the numbers, was unable to identify with her group. A pole or some other form of identification would have really helped her when there was a large number of people around her. Also, a microphone headpiece would have meant that we could all hear her. She did not make it clear that we could have gone higher up the tower. Perhaps we did not hear this? Also,the arranged checking in point was very disorganised. We arrived early for the tour, but were still standing around for some time.

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