Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator
- Access by: Elevator
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 2 hours
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.
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.
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 connects the 15th and 16th arrondissements. This famous bridge offers stunning views of the tower and the Seine—a popular spot for photographers.
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.
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.
Hours vary by time of year:
June 14-August 31
Open daily, 9:00 AM-12:45 AM
September 1-June 13
Open daily, 9:00 AM-11:45 PM
Holiday hours may vary
Amber, our tour guide, was awesome. Unfortunately, it was very rainy and windy the day we went, yet we were easily able to convert our climb to use the elevator instead (for a reasonable upcharge). Amber pointed out the major sights outside and then smartly brought us inside to get hot cocoa to warm up. She then shared all of the stories behind the different buildings, which were interesting and memorable!
Krásný zážitek. Kvůli covidu jsme s manželem na Eiffelce byli skoro sami. Seděli jsme, povídali si a dívali se na Paříž, s námi bylo v patře pouze 10 lidí. Takový zážitek se už těžko bude někdy opakovat
Eric was the best guide. He was very nice and helpful and had tons of information that influenced everything we wanted to do for the rest of our trip
This was money well spent. The guide walked us to the priority access area and shared some brief history about the tower.
Tour leader was knowledgeable and kept the group together. Was great to avoid the long line. Would recommend this tour