The Eiffel Tower: the symbol of a whole nation.
The Eiffel Tower is not only a symbol of Paris, it is also a symbol for the whole nation. If you think about it, when we think about France, the first thing we think about is this symbol of majestic beauty. During your trip to Paris, it will be a fundamental stage and the more time you have available, the luckier you will feel, since you will be able to contemplate it from different perspectives.
For every self-respecting tourist, it will be essential to take home at least one photo with the "Dame de Fer" during the day and it would be a shame to miss her glowing light show at night. In fact, after sunset, and with the arrival of the evening prayer, its lights will flash to give its viewers a truly unique spectacle.
History of the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Universal Exhibition, organised in honour of the centenary of the French Revolution. Few people know that, initially, Parisians did not really love it, as they considered it unpleasant to look at and too bulky. In fact, they celebrated the possibility of its dismantling, which did not happen because the Eiffel Tower was born equipped with 20-metre-high antennas and it was precisely in that historical period that radio broadcasts were gaining in importance, and later, television broadcasts. From 2000, the Dame de Fer, became even more fascinating thanks to the system of white and yellow light bulbs installed to celebrate the new millennium, which after the celebration, was not dismantled. In fact, every evening after sunset, when the time comes, the lights flash for 10 minutes, giving their viewers a truly exciting spectacle. In 2018 the system changed a bit, and now, the lights are fixed instead of flashing. Parisians and tourists alike love to admire it from the gardens, sitting on the grass, savouring the wine, and some even order a pizza.
By buying a ticket, it is possible to visit the Eiffel Tower at the following times:
- From June 15 to September 1: From 9:45 to 00:45, with the last climb at 23:00;
- From September 1 to June 15: From 9:45 to 23:45, with the last climb at 22:30
You can buy your tickets directly on Tourleader.net, in our section Eiffel Tour Tickets. Fill in the reservation form, choose whether to go up on foot or by elevator, whether to visit only the second floor or to visit the summit. After having made the payment, by credit card or PayPal, in a very short time, you will receive an e-mail with the tickets attached in pdf format.
There are several options to reach the Eiffel Tower:
- Via the metro network: get off at the Bir-Hakeim stop on line 6, at the Trocadéro stop on line 9 or at the Ecole Militaire stop on line 8;
- Opting for the RER: getting off at the Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel stop on line C
- Using the comfortable Parisian bike system: the velib;
- On board a comfortable bus: 22,30,32,42,63,69,72,80,82,87
- Booking a taxi.