Hey, Lykkers! Let's chat about the exhilarating experience of ascending the Eiffel Tower. It's undeniably one of Europe's top travel highlights. Despite the crowds and costs, there's a unique charm to it.

Planning to visit this towering 1,000-foot structure today? Be prepared to navigate through crowds and budget around $30 per person for the elevator ride to the top. But trust us, every penny and effort will be worth it! Here are our insider tips to ensure your experience is not only enjoyable but also efficient and unforgettable.

Eiffel Tower

1. Make sure to secure your tickets in advance

Turning up without a prebooked ticket often means enduring long queues at the entrance, especially during the busy summer months when waits of one to two hours are common (weekends and holidays can be even busier).

It's a pity to waste time unnecessarily when booking online is quick, simple, and free. Remember to make your reservation well in advance for peak times, particularly during the summer season. Booking slots become available 60 days prior (starting at 8:30 Paris time) and can sell out rapidly, sometimes within hours.

Buying tickets online at www.toureiffel.paris.

Please note:

-Ensure that you include the names of all individuals accompanying you since the e-tickets bear their names.

-Double-check your selected date and time before finalizing your purchase! Once the booking is confirmed, e-tickets cannot be altered or exchanged.

-All transactions are non-refundable.

-Don't forget to retain the email confirmation of your purchase, as well as your username and password for the online ticket office, in case you need to revisit it later.

2. Getting to the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is accessible to all publics on public transport and cars.

On the Metro: Line 9, Line 8 & Line 6.

On the RER:Line C.

By Bus: Line 82, Line 42.

By Boat: You can travel to the Eiffel Tower by boat along the Seine.

3. Sightsee from top to bottom

The Eiffel Tower features three observation platforms situated at approximately 200, 400, and 900 feet, respectively, all interconnected by elevators and staircases.

However, there isn't a single elevator that takes you directly to the top (le sommet). To reach the summit, you'll first need to take an elevator ride (or climb 775 steps) to the second level.

While some elevators may stop at the first level, it's recommended to remain on board as it's more efficient to visit the first level on the descent. Upon reaching the second level, make your way promptly to queue for the next elevator to the top.

Keep an eye out for the shortest line, as there are multiple elevators and feeder queues available.

4. Keep an eye out for the secret apartment

It's a little-known fact that Gustave Eiffel constructed a cozy hideaway apartment for himself on the top level of the tower. This plush space served as Eiffel's personal retreat for moments of quiet reflection and occasional visits from friends, and he steadfastly declined all offers to rent it out.

Visitors today have the unique opportunity to peek inside the apartment, which remains furnished as it was during Eiffel's time.

5. Here are some handy tips for your visit

a. Utilize the Eiffel Tower's complimentary WiFi (_WiFi_Tour_Eiffel) by simply entering your email address on the online form that pops up when you connect. This makes sharing your memorable moments with friends and family on social media a breeze.

b. Upon descending from the second floor, you have the option to either take the stairs or the lift to visit the first floor before returning to ground level. Choose whichever option suits you best for exploring the tower further.

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6. Recommended Restaurants

The Eiffel Tower offers a variety of dining options to suit the preferences and budgets of our visitors and customers. Whether you prefer a leisurely seated meal or something on the go, th've got you covered. With two restaurants onsite, guests have the opportunity to make separate bookings for dining alongside their visit to the Tower.

a. THE JULES VERNE: A legendary spot for exceptional cuisine

Sitting 125 meters above ground level, the one-MICHELIN-starred restaurant Jules Verne boasts three consecutive rooms that provide a stunning panorama of the Champ-de-Mars, Quai Branly, and Trocadéro. Frédéric Anton, honored with the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France, holds a singular desire: to oversee a lavish Jules Verne restaurant with expertise, delivering an unparalleled gastronomic journey for patrons.

Jules Verne

Directions: 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower Avenue Gustave Eiffel 75007 Paris France.

Service timetable: Everyday From 12pm to 1.30 pm and from 7pm to 9pm Closed on July, 14th for dinner.

Contact: +33(0)1 83 77 34 34 Everyday from 1.30pm to 5pm; Email: reservation.jv@lejulesverne-paris.com.

b. THE MACARON Inn: Gourmet elegance from La Maison Pierre Hermé Paris

Nestled on the lower level of the second floor, the Macaron Inn unveils two distinct recipes crafted exclusively for the Eiffel Tower by Pierre Hermé. Here, visitors can indulge in a delectable assortment of the Parisian chef's renowned macarons, which are also featured in the Bistro located on the first floor.

Here's the pricing for individual macarons:

All flavors: €3 each

"Jardin sur les toits" and "Jardin sur la Seine": €3.50 each

If you're looking to delight someone special, consider the "collector's" boxes for your assortment:

Box of 8 macarons: starting from €28

Box of 12 macarons: starting from €45

Hey, Lykkers! Whether you're admiring the breathtaking views or treating yourself to some delicious macarons, your Eiffel Tower experience is sure to be unforgettable. Bon voyage and enjoy every moment of your adventure!