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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.

Our insider tips

Avoid 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.

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 should I visit?
    The Eiffel Tower is open 365 days a year!
  • Is it expensive?
    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 information

    • 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

Fantastic climb of the Eiffel Tower with a great guide!

My daughter and I joined a group to climb the Eiffel Tower in the first April week. We had a fantastic guide, David Cohen, who from the beginning made our climb to a great experience, with lots of interesting historical details and funny stories. David made it easy for us to get involved, so the time went almost too quickly, and we really enjoyed the trip with our guide despite the fact that we had to work for reaching our goal. We can warmly recommend to join Davids trip!

Eiffel Tower Guided Climb with Optional Summit Access Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 04/15/2018

Lucy was funny, informative and a great guide

We had a fab trip up the Eiffel Tower with Lucy ( apologies if her name was Lucile - I didn’t quite catch it ) . She had so many interesting stories and had us giggling with her self depreciating humour . And the colllective singing of the champs Elysee song was great

Eiffel Tower Tickets: Summit-Level Access Reviewed by Laura, 04/13/2018

Good service and very nice tour leader for tour eiffel

Tour eiffel activity was very nice, tour guide was very good too. Seine experience could have been better but it not the fault of your company its the fact that it was overcrowded and the boat has nothing or little outdoor area for viewing.: from inside yoi can barely see anything..:: i had a better experience ok the bateux bus

Absolutely worth the money- skipped ALL the lines!

Booked the tour for family of five. We were able to skip literally all the lines, including bag security check. I would hesitate to call it a guided tour, though. Our small group was accompanied by a friendly, multilingual guide from the meeting point through the security check, where she explained a few facts about the eiffel tower. We were then pointed in the direction of the lift, again skipping the huge line. We were free to explore all the levels at our leisure, and for as long as we wanted. I would strongly recommend this option if you are happy to explore on your own, but want to skip the queues.

Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Ticket & Seine Cruise Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 04/12/2018

I had difficulty with my booking but your staff helped me through it.

I had usually hard time getting the Eiffel tower to honor the reservation, but your staff worked with me every step of the way. Although it took nearly 10 days to get sorted in the end it was wonderful event. I will book with you again, but will do so further away from my event.

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