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Eiffel Tower: Tickets to the 1st and 2nd Floor

Eiffel Tower: Tickets to the 1st and 2nd Floor

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With ticket options that take you to the 1st and 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, you experience breathtaking views from high above the city of love and can admire the architecture of the tower up close. Choose between a staircase or the lift that comfortably takes you up. In both cases, the ‘Eiffel Tower‘ experience is a must during your visit to Paris.
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First & second floor

The observation decks on the 1st and 2nd floor can be reached by stairs or by elevator. Book your tickets in advance to avoid queues and to enjoy the best view.
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Paris: Eiffel Tower Tour with Summit or 2nd Floor Access
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Paris: Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor Access Entry Ticket
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Eiffel Tower: Second Floor - By lift
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Eiffel Tower: Second Floor - By stairs + glass of champagne
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The special experiences on the floors

The Iron Lady is the tallest building in the city and a popular vantage point. How far you want to climb the famous tower is up to you. Here are all the information you need to decide on a ticket option.
View from below the 1st floor | Unsplash: Inha Bae

The 1st floor

At 57m (187 ft) height and 360 steps from the ground, the first viewing platform of the Eiffel Tower is located. Here you can visit an exhibition that goes once around the platform and tells the history of the Eiffel Tower. Additionally, there is a sundeck where you can recover from the climb or simply enjoy the sun. The highlight of this floor is definitely the transparent, glass floor, from which you can look down onto the Esplanade.

The restaurant Madame Brasserie is located on this floor and welcomes you at any time of the day (see Eating at the Eiffel Tower).

The original spiral staircase, which used to lead to the top of the Eiffel Tower, was divided into 20 pieces and auctioned. However, a 4.5m (17.7 ft) high part of the staircase is still on display on the first floor.

In the boutique Feriée you can find souvenirs ’made in France’ and snacks from The Buffet, which you can enjoy on the south-facing terrace.
View from the 2nd Floor | Unsplash: Razvan Mirel

The 2nd floor

After another 360 steps, you reach the 2nd floor at a height of 116m (380.6 ft). Of course, you can also use one of the five elevators. From here, many attractions can be discovered. In the distance, you can see the Louvre Museum, the Panthéon, the Sacré-Cœur and Les Invalides, while the Seine flows below you. Feel free to use one of the telescopes for a closer look at the other highlights of Paris.

The restaurant Jules Verne, awarded two Michelin stars, is located on this floor.

At the souvenir shop, you can buy your Eiffel Tower souvenir right at the tower itself. Other shops and eating options offer snacks for the entire family. Don't miss the macaron bar.

Inspiration for your visit

The view from the Eiffel Tower lets you forget the everyday life. You can see the city in an interesting, architectural way. The view is constantly changing, it is never the same. As a visitor, you are no longer in Paris, but above Paris - between sky and earth. The Eiffel Tower is not just a landmark, but a symbol of the way of life in Paris.

The 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower - a goal for a world record in rope climbing

The 'monumental' challenge of breaking the world record in rope climbing was faced by Anouk Garnier in April 2024. She is a top obstacle racer, who managed to climb 110m (360.9 ft) on a rope up to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. The previous world record for climbing on a vertically suspended rope was 90m (295.3 ft); for women, it was only 26m (85.3.ft). It only took Garnier 18 minutes to climb the famous Parisian landmark.

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Visitors on the Eiffel Tower | Unsplash

'Get Your Guide' or 'Viator' tickets with a guide to the 2nd floor - no waiting at the elevator!

Our ticket providers 'Get Your Guide' or 'Viator' will take you to the top - with a guide. Once you arrive at the tower, you can take the elevator directly to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower without waiting. With this more expensive ticket, you will have a guide who knows the area and will give you even more insider knowledge about the Eiffel Tower and the City of Love. At the end of the tour, the guide will leave you on the 2nd floor where you can stay as long as you like. You will also have access to the 1st floor. If you decide to visit the top as well, you will have to buy a separate ticket at the top.
Skip the lines at the Eiffel Tower | Unsplash

Walk to the top with a guide and tickets from 'musement'

As you ascend to the 1st and 2nd floors, your heart rate will increase not only because of the stairs, but also because you will be able to enjoy the wonderful views from different heights, step by step. You'll even have a local guide with you who will accompany you from the start via the 1st floor to the 2nd floor - insider knowledge guaranteed!

Ticket includes audioguided tour to 2nd floor

Tickets for the 2nd floor without guide

Of course, there are also cheaper unaccompanied tickets that take you to the 2nd floor in the elevator. Compare the different ticket offers and quotas of our ticket providers here. The cheapest ticket to the top also means waiting in line! If you have time and patience but not much money, this is your best option. If you don't want to wait in line and want to spend a little more money, buy a ticket that allows you to skip the lines.

Pop the corks!

Enjoying a glass of champagne on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower is your dream? Then make it come true. Book a ticket to the 2nd floor and sip champagne over the rooftops of Paris.

Paris City Pass

You can also get to the 2nd floor with the Paris City Pass. If you plan to visit more attractions in Paris, the City Pass is definitely worth it! It includes a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a river cruise, guided tours, experiences, many discounts and tickets to over 60 attractions in Paris.
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