The Eiffel Tower is hands down the most famous attraction not only in Paris, but in the entire Europe! It is as old as the Moulin Rouge (1889) and as tall as 300 (!) meters. During morning hours, visibility is crystal clear and you can see pretty much everything up to 50km in the distance! At night, on the other hand, you have the chance to admire the City of Light from above, but you might not be able to make a lot of places out. So, if you’re asking which the best time to visit it is, the choice is clearly personal. The only certain thing you should keep in mind is that the average waiting period might range from 45 minutes (usually early in the morning) to 3 hours (during rush hour). Of course, the smartest thing to do is book your tickets online, because patience may be a virtue, but there are more exciting things to do in Paris than waiting in lines! Finally, it’s worth mentioning that if you’re happy with just reaching the 2nd floor, you can climb the 704 steps, through the special entrance*, paying just a little less than half the price of the standard ticket.
*It is located at the front left foot of the Tower (while looking at it from Avenue Gustave Eiffel).
Suggested visit time: 2-3 hours
Open: Every day, 09:00-00:00 during the summer & 09:30-23:00 in winter
Cost: 17€ for the highest point (276m), 11€ for the 2nd floor (115m)
The know it all says: There are more than 30 Eiffel Tower replicas worldwide!