The Eiffel Tower is the city of Paris' most iconic landmark and a 'must see' for any visitor - well it's actually quite difficult to miss it.
Located in 7th arrondissement
"My flicker consists of 20,000 bulbs (5,000 per side). It makes me shine for 5 minutes at the start of each hour after dark, until 1 a.m."
Nearest metro stations to Eiffel Tower are:
10 mins walk
15 mins walk
14 mins walk
The Eiffel Tower is open every single day of the year !
From 9 a.m. to midnight from 15 June to the 1st of September,
From 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the rest of the year,
At Easter weekend and during the Spring holidays : extended opening hours to midnight.
Your choice of access will depend on where you have chosen to stay and your plans on the day. We would recommend using line 6 or 9 to 'Trocadero' where you can get the perfect backdrop for your holiday memories at Place du Trocadéro with its breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower before. jumping back on the metro to 'Bir-Hakeim' station.
You can easily walk from here (15mins) but then you would miss the great view of the tower and the river Seine as you cross on the Bir-Hakeim bridge.
We would even recommend jumping off at the station in between Trocadéro and Bir-Hakeim, Passy, to get a view of what looks like the train coming out of the nearby apartment blocks! Don't worry, you will not have long to wait until the next train comes along.
You still have around a 10 minute walk from Bir-Hakeim on Quai Branly along the bank of the river but it is well worth it.
Below is some of our 'takes on the tower' - you can see more on our blog here
Other transport options:
Your nearest RER station is:
Champs-de-Mars Tour Eiffel
10 mins walk
Bus Nos 30,42,69,82,86
Nearest Velib docking point is number 7025
Octave Gréard - Tour Eiffel
Official website: www.toureiffel.paris/en