The Eiffel Tower is approximately 330 meters high, making it the tallest structure in the world at the time of its construction. It is mainly made of wrought iron and consists of three levels accessible to the public. Construction of the Iron Lady began in 1887 and was completed in 1889. It was designed by engineer Gustave Eiffel and erected for the 1889 Paris World's Fair, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.
The Eiffel Tower has three observation levels that offer spectacular panoramic views of Paris. The first level is about 57 meters high, the second about 115 meters and the third at the top of the tower. Each level has viewing platforms where visitors can walk around and enjoy the views.
During sunny days, you can observe the Place du Trocadéro in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the Grand Palais, the Musée d'Orsay, the Pont de Bir-Hakeim and the Pont de Grenelle in the 15th arrondissement as well as the Tower and Gare Montparnasse. The famous iron lady also offers a breathtaking view of the most monuments of Paris: Arc de Triomphe, Sacré-Coeur, Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, Louvre Museum, Les Invalides and its Military School.
To access the different levels of the Eiffel Tower, you can use the elevators or the stairs. Elevators are available for visitors, but there may be a wait depending on how busy. The stairs are also accessible to the public, but only reach the first and second level. The Eiffel Tower is also accessible to people with disabilities and reduced mobility.
The floors of the Eiffel Tower are home to several restaurants and shops where visitors can eat and buy souvenirs. The famous Jules Verne restaurant, located on the second level, offers a unique gastronomic experience with a breathtaking view of Paris.
Located in the heart of the 7th arrondissement and a stone's throw from the École Militaire metro station, the Hotel du Cadran allows you to enjoy the twinkling Eiffel Tower at nightfall from the Esplanade du Trocadéro. Twinkle lights are usually turned on every hour for about five minutes after dark. It's a show not to be missed!