One of the most visited and famous monuments in Paris, the Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel in French), was designed by engineering genius Gustave Eiffel, together with architect Stephen Sauvestre. It was completed in 1889 in time for the World Fair, or Universal Expo.
It is interesting to note that, at first, far from being accepted by the Parisians the project was met with vitriolic criticism and even downright contempt by some of the city's top patrons. Much has changed and today the "Iron Lady" is a member of the Parisian family of monuments.
From the third platform you can admire a spectacular view which includes the Champ de Mars, the Palais de Chaillot, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe and even the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur in the distance.
If you're feeling strong, take the 1 665 stairs up to the second floor: the view will reward you for your hard work!
And since autumn 2014, the first floor now has a spectacular glass floor.
Every 7 years, the iconic landmark has a makeover, receiving a fresh coat of paint, so that it can continue to welcome thousands of visitors every day.
Eiffel Towerspecial selection of our hotels
Timhotel Tour Eiffel
Between the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, in a lively district
Between the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, in the heart of a peaceful and particularly well-located district next to the banks of the Seine, the hotel Timhotel Tour Eiffel is your starting point for visiting everything that has made the...
Near the Eiffel Tower and the river
Timhotel Invalides Eiffel
Between the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides. Boutique Hotel
Between the Eiffel Tower and Les Invalides, a few steps away from the banks of the Seine and tucked away in a beautiful, peaceful and safe district, Timhotel Invalides Eiffel is a romantic hôtel de charme. Decorated mainly with Louis...
Central and chic area
Timhotel Paris Gare Montparnasse
In front of Montparnasse Tower. TGV and metro station 2 minutes away
Montparnasse is emblematic of Paris. Mixing communication nodes, business and art of living, this particularly mythical place gives access to a complete offer as far as shops, shows, catering, but also Parisian life, are concerned. Rue de...
Ideal location in front of the Montparnasse Tower