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Find the Best Place to See the Eiffel Tower

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.

Eiffel Tower: Our Tips

Avoiding 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.

Eiffel tower 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 to visit
    The Eiffel Tower is open 365 days a year!
  • What is the price?
    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 tips
    • 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

Well worth the money to avoid so many queues!

Very informal but our guide ensured we didn't have to queue for security or lifts. She was friendly and accommodating.
Priority Access to the Eiffel Tower Reviewed by Rachel, 10/18/2016

Fantastic! I would recommend to anyone renewing vows!

What an incredible experience!! We met with Dave (#1), our photographer, and spent over an hour on our personal photography session around the Eiffel Tower. He knew exactly where to go, and how to position us to get some great, fun pictures. Then, our officiant, Dave (#2), offered a simple, yet heartwarming, ceremony for our vow renewal. They knew a terrific spot that was secluded, and away from the tourists, where we had an incredible backdrop of the tower behind us. It was exactly the experience we were hoping for. Dave and Dave were fantastic!! They sent us a link to download our pictures within about 48 hours (probably closer to 24 hours). If you're going to Paris to renew your vows, I would definitely recommend these guys. Or, if you're just looking for something romantic to do on a trip away with your spouse, what better way to surprise them than with a photo session around the Eiffel Tower, followed by restating your commitment to each other!!
Paris: Wedding Vows Renewal Personal Photo Shoot Reviewed by Layne, 10/17/2016

Do the full day tour.. 3 hours isn't long enough. Stunning Palace

Not long enough.. would recommend you do the full day tour. So much to see. Absolutely stunning and the gardens are amazing .

It was very nice and the guide Kenza was very friendly.

It was very nice and the guide Kenza was very friendly and spoke English fluently. Compliments!

Sarah was amazing, very attentive, knowledgeable and funny. Brilliant

Our guide up the tower Sarah was so lovely and funny. We are very grateful we booked with you

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