Who doesn't long to be tall, thin & oh-so popular? When you hear "Paris" what's the first thing that comes to mind? Most likely it's the Eiffel Tower. The Iron Lady is the quintessential symbol of the City of Light and the most visited monument in the world. Here we present everything you need to know about the Eiffel Tower — its history, the best ways to visit, and most important to us, how to skip the long lines.
1. Skip-the Line Eiffel Tower Tour… Don't waste your precious time in Paris standing in line
2. Dinner on the Eiffel Tower at Madame Brasserie… Reserve a table for a stunning view
3. Dinner Cruise + Eiffel Tower + Moulin Rouge… An evening out on the town
With something like 9 million visitors every year, line-ups at the Eiffel Tower are daunting. As you know by now, we hate standing in line and do everything we can to avoid it. Luckily, it's easy to bypass the queue at the Eiffel Tower — simply book a priority-access guided tour. We strongly recommend that you book a tour as soon as you start planning for your trip. Don't put it off, because these tours sell out.
The Eiffel Tower is open every day of the year, so you can visit whenever you're here. We've gathered all the information you need to visit the Tower, including how to get to there using the Metro, the hours it's open, security information, and the best times to visit.
VIP Dinner Cruise with Bateaux Parisiens
Dinner Cruise by Maxim's of Paris
The Eiffel Tower is more than just a mega-popular monument. It's also home to two classic French restaurants. High above Paris, at the Michelin-starred Jules Verne, a magical afternoon or evening is created as you dine on some of the classics of French cooking while gazing at the renowned sights beneath you.
Madame Brasserie is the second Eiffel Tower dining experience, created by another Michelin-starred chef — Thierry Marx. Enjoy stunning views while savoring Chef Marx's classic multi-course lunch or dinner. You bypass the long lines and take the elevator directly to the restaurant.
We've compiled more interesting information about the Eiffel Tower that may help you plan your visit, or simply make your visit more fun. Did you know that the Eiffel Tower actually moves in the wind and grows under a bright sun? (Don't worry though, you wouldn't have known this if we hadn't mentioned it.)
Versailles with Priority Access + Gardens
Half-Day, Skip-the-Line Tour of Versailles
You know that a great monument like the Eiffel Tower is going to have a great story. Did you know that the award for the first-place design (won by Gustave Eiffel, of course) was only $800. Learn about the 1887 protests by leading authors and writers trying to stop the tower from being built. Marvel at the bungee jumps, parachute jumps, radio signals, and balloon launches.
250 workers. 2,500,000 rivets. 2 years 2 months 5 days. 220,000,000 visitors. 300 meters…
In addition to an fascinating history a great monument is going to have riveting stories, amazing facts, intricate details and more information than you probably ever need to know — but are secretly dying to find out. Three different colors of paint?
Eiffel Priority-Access Tours
Eiffel Tower Tour to Level 2 or 3
No place beats the 7th Arrondissement of Paris for human scale, for walkability, for markets, and for great restaurants. It's the quartier the Eiffel Tower calls home — a pleasant family neighborhood with kids in strollers and playing in parks in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. So, before or after your visit to the Gustave's creation, take some time to wander through this delightful quartier.
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