Eiffel Tower

Information, urban legends and travel notes about the Eiffel Tower, one of the landmark places of Paris and at the top of the List of Must-See Places in the World. How many meters is the Eiffel Tower? Where is the Eiffel tower? How to go? Things you wonder about Paris’s iron tower.

Eiffel Tower

If I asked what is the top place to visit in Paris, the vast majority of 90% would show the Eiffel Tower. There are some questions that have been asked many times on social media. Some of them are as follows;

We come across questions such as why the world-famous Eiffel Tower in Paris was built, when it was built, who built it, which government gave it as a gift, for what purpose it was built and for what purpose it is used today.

Wondering questions about the Eiffel Tower.

Information about the Eiffel Tower

During our Paris trip, we reserved 3 days for the Eiffel Tower and its surroundings. My dear wife wrote many parts of this adventurous trip we had as a family, and we shared it with you in our previous article, “The Most Popular Places to Visit in Paris“. Thanks to him he made a gesture and left the narration of the Eiffel Tower to me. Let me tell you what I have seen and seen “through the eyes of a woman” without further ado.

Where is the Eiffel Tower and How to Go?

Eiffel Tower Address:

Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

If the address of the Eiffel Tower is not enough, let’s describe how to get to the Eiffel Tower or La Tour Eiffel as the French say. As it is known, Paris Metro Network is one of the oldest and most common rail systems in the world. For this, you have to take the metro from Denfert Rochereau (line M6) to Charles De Gaulle – Etoil direction and get off at Bir Hakeim metro station. After that, you will reach the area where the Eiffel Tower is located after a 4-5 minute walk with the Eiffel view from Champ De Mars Boulevard.

La tour Eiffel

Let’s answer the general information about the Eiffel Tower, one of the most visited Paris landmarks in the world, in the form of questions and answers. There are so many questions about the iron tower. I’ve heard urban legends, horror stories and even superstitions about the Eiffel tower.

How Much Are Eiffel Tower Tickets?

Eiffel Tower Ticket Prices for Adults Ages 14 and Over

Elevator Ascent and Landing until the 3rd Floor – 25.50 €
Climbing and Landing up to the 3rd Floor – 19.40 €
Elevator Ascent and Landing until the 2nd Floor – 16.30 €
Climbing and Landing up to the 2nd Floor – 10.20 €

Eiffel Tower Ticket Prices for Children 12-14 Years Old

Elevator Ascent and Landing until the 3rd Floor – 12.70 €
Climbing and Landing up to the 3rd Floor – 9.70 €
Elevator Ascent and Landing until the 2nd Floor – 8.10 €
Climbing and Descent until the 2nd Floor – 5.10 €

Eiffel Tower Ticket Prices for Children Ages 4-11

Elevator Ascent and Landing up to the 3rd Floor – 6.40 €
Climbing and Landing up to the 3rd Floor – 4.90 €
Elevator Ascent and Landing up to the 2nd Floor – 4.10 €
Climbing and Landing up to the 2nd Floor – 2.50 €

Eiffel Tower Ticket Prices for 0-4 Years Old Children and Babies

Elevator Ascent and Landing up to the 3rd floor – Free
Climbing and Landing up to the 3rd Floor – Free
Elevator Ascent and Landing up to the 2nd floor – Free
Climbing and Landing up to the 2nd Floor – Free

To schedule the current entrance fees of the Eiffel Tower and purchase tickets online;
Visit https://www.toureiffel.paris/fr/tarifs-horaires.

Eyfel Kulesi 2.Kat Manzarası
Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor View

Eiffel Tower Visiting Hours

During the trip to Paris, you wanted to visit the Eiffel Tower. So, when is the Eiffel Tower open to visitors?

It is possible to visit the Eiffel Tower between 09:30 and 23:30 every day. However, you may not be able to enter if you encounter the Iron Tower when it is taken into maintenance or when Eiffel Tower employees strike as in 2015 and 2016. In 2018, for security reasons, the Eiffel tower was surrounded by ballistic glass. In 2019, the Eiffel Tower was completely closed due to the ongoing public movements on some days. The Eiffel Tower can be closed from time to time due to security risks such as social events and terrorism. Due to the Corona Virus epidemic that started in January 2020 and spread gradually, visits to the Eiffel Tower have been completely blocked.

The Eiffel Tower and many famous places of Paris have been closed to visitors due to the measures implemented worldwide within the scope of combating the Covid-19 virus. Therefore, if you have a tour or travel plan for Paris recently, be sure to request up-to-date information before you go.

Covid-19 Attention
Eiffel Tower Ticket Gates

How was the Eiffel Tower Built?

The construction of the Eiffel Tower started in 1887 and it was opened 2 years later, on March 31, 1889. Although the French resist and think otherwise, the Eiffel Tower is the world-known symbol monument of Paris and even France.

Eyfel Kulesi İnşaatı
Eiffel Tower Building Process

The stairs with a total of 1665 steps and the Eiffel Tower, which reaches a height of 325 meters, were built using 10 thousand tons of iron and steel. The Designer of the Eiffel Tower is Gustave Eiffel and gave his last name to the tower. Its architect is Stephan Sauvestre. During its construction, approximately 3450 workers worked. It is known that at least 15 workers died while the Eiffel Tower was being built.

How many floors does the Eiffel Tower have?

The Eiffel Tower, one of the landmarks of Paris, was built in 3 floors. However, due to the geometric shape of the Eiffel Tower, the distances between the floors are not equal. Length, height and height values of the floors of the Paris iron tower;

How High Is The 3rd Floor?

The top floor of the Eiffel Tower, which is very important in terms of world architecture, was the working office of Gustave Eiffel, the founding father of the Eiffel Tower, at approximately 275 meters. But today, on the top floor is the Jules Vern Food Restaurant, a stylish and luxurious dining restaurant. Although it is everyone’s dream to be able to enter this dining restaurant on the top floor of the Eiffel Tower, you have to make a reservation months in advance for a salty fee. Otherwise, you are not allowed to go up from the 2nd floor.

Eyfel Kulesi Asansörü
Eiffel Tower Elevator

How High Is The 2nd Floor?

The second floor of the Eiffel Tower, 115 meters high, is reserved for us ordinary visitors. However, even for the second floor, there is a daily visitor limit. You can use the stairs to get to the 2nd floor of Paris’s Iron Tower, or you can buy tickets and use the elevator. I recommend you go up and down the elevator. You will both get less tired and have the opportunity to see the interior of the Eiffel Tower in more detail. Or you can climb the ladder and count the steps one by one. Believe me, I’ve come across many people doing this. Maybe the surprise of the work will escape, but the Eiffel Tower has a total of 1665 steps. 🙂

Eyfel Kulesinden 360 Derece Paris Manzarası
360 Degree View of Paris

From the 2nd floor of the Eiffel tower, you can see the Louvre Museum, the historic bridges on the Sein River and its tributaries, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sacre Cour Basilica and the Montmartre, Les Invalides and the Obelisk in Concorde Square. Here is a giant 360 degree Paris Map before your eyes. It is an architectural masterpiece where you can see almost every part of Paris and even take 360-degree photos of Paris.

Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor Shops

What’s inside the Eiffel Tower?” For those who wonder; On the 2nd floor there is a gift shop, patisserie shop (great macarons) and a cafe. In addition to these, there is a 360 degree view balcony on the Eiffel 2nd floor, where you can have a bird’s eye view of almost all of Paris. Here, after getting full of 360 degrees Paris view, you can climb the stairs to the mezzanine floor of the 2nd floor. The shops and shops are actually located on the mezzanine floor of the Eiffel Tower.

Gustave Eiffel Heykeli
Gustave Eiffel Statue

How High Is The 1st Floor?

On the first floor of the Eiffel Tower with a height of 55 meters, you can see the immediate surroundings of the Eiffel Tower. There is also ice skating on the 1st floor. To get lost in the view of Paris, you have to climb to at least the 2nd floor. In the entrance section of the Eiffel Tower, there is a statue of Gustave Eiffel. In addition to the statue, a mini Eiffel museum and exhibition hall are located under the Eiffel Tower, on the ground floor.

Why Was the Eiffel Tower Built?

The purpose of the construction of the Eiffel Tower was built as the entrance gate of the 1889 Paris Expo Fair during the centenary celebrations of the French Revolution of 1789, which led to radical changes in the world and started the Industrial Age. Although Gustave Eiffel’s drawings were deemed quite ugly by the Parisiens at that time, no one could prevent their production. While designing the Iron Tower, planning was made considering that it would be dismantled in 20 years. However, its demolition was always postponed when it gained a world-renowned reputation in a short time and a considerable tourism income was obtained. So much so that the annual average number of visitors of the Eiffel Tower has reached 7-8 million levels.

How Many Bulbs Is The Eiffel Tower Illuminated?

The Iron Tower is brightly illuminated every night with 20 thousand bulbs, large and small. There are spot projectors moving at the top. All this lighting system was built by French Automotive leader Citroen. Maintenance is also done by Citroen. When the annual lighting, elevator and other electricity expenses of the Eiffel Tower are added together, it corresponds to enough energy for a small French village.

The iron tower has a magnificent appearance at night as well as during the day. Eiffel looks like a woman wearing elegant and precious jewels. It fascinates those who see it with its radiant beauty.

Eiffel Kulesi
Eiffel Tower Night

How to Write the Eiffel Tower in French?

One of the most curious questions about the Eiffel Tower on the advanced search engine Google was how its name was written. The French call the Eiffel Tower “La Tour Eiffel” (La tou eyfeil). Its English equivalent is “Eiffel Tower”. Although it is translated as Eiffel in Turkish, it is also pronounced as Eiffel, its original form.

Interesting Information About the Eiffel Tower

I would like to share some fun information about the Eiffel Tower, many of which can be considered an urban legend.

Does the Eiffel Tower Lengthen?

Yes it gets longer. Due to the expansion coefficients of the iron and steel materials used in its construction, the Eiffel Tower, which is approximately 325 meters long, can stretch up to 3 cm in the hot summer season. In the cold weather conditions of the winter season, the length of the iron tower can be shortened by 3 cm.

Is the Eiffel Tower Antenna?

When I first heard this antenna question, I thought it was a joke. However, when I did a little research on the question, I realized that the Eiffel Tower had a huge share in the first time television came to France. The Eiffel Tower is in a position to see almost the entire city of Paris. Before the 2000s, there was an actively used TV transmitter antenna at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Nowadays, this transmitter is no longer needed because of the developing 4K video and satellite technology. If we come to the answer to the question;
Yes, the Eiffel Tower is an antenna. At least until recently, we can say that it was antenna.

Is the Eiffel Tower Tilted?

The Eiffel Tower is in a position open to strong and strong winds due to the geographical location of Paris. For this reason, especially the winds blowing between seasons cause the Eiffel Tower to lean sideways by 10 cm. Thanks to the design of the Iron Tower and the flexibility of the material, the Eiffel Tower does not collapse.

Eiffel Tower Covered?

Of course no. The Eiffel Tower is a huge income item for the French. But I would like to share some surprising information about the Iron Tower with you. In an opinion poll attended by Parisiens (People of Paris) in 2009, a significant majority of 40% voted in favor of the demolition of the iron tower, the Eiffel tower.

Although almost half of Parisians do not want the Eiffel Tower, about 7 million tourists from all over the world visit Paris every year to visit the Eiffel Tower.

Can you climb the Eiffel Tower?

Professional climbers climb the Iron Tower to celebrate the Eiffel Tower’s birthday. Until now, the Eiffel Tower has not fallen down during the climb. However, there were about 500 suicide attempts in the Eiffel Tower. For this reason, the observation decks are surrounded by a tightly woven steel wire as a security measure.

What Color is the Eiffel Tower?

The color of the Eiffel tower is variable. Every 7 years, the Eiffel Tower is completely painted and maintained. Its color changes over the years. When first painted by Jotun Paint, the color of the Eiffel Tower is reddish brown. However, it turns into a light bronze color later due to corrosion, precipitation and moisture.

The maintenance and painting of the Eiffel Tower is a major engineering task. The French also use it as advertising material. Sponsor paint brands (Jotun Boya) usually pay the invoice for the maintenance and repair process for the Eiffel Tower. I would like to share some data on the most recent Eiffel Tower maintenance works.

60 Tones of Paint.
1490 paint brushes.
27 Painter Master.
5250 pieces of sandpaper.
20 thousand square meters of rope network. Maintenance Fee: 3.2 Million €

Where Else is the Eiffel Tower in the World?

Although the original of the Eiffel Tower was in Paris, it is possible to find examples in other cities of the world. There is a 32-meter-high replica of the Eiffel Tower at the front of a casino located in Las Vegas. In Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, there is the famous Tokyo Tower, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, made of steel in the 1950s and has a height of 330 meters.

Minyatür Eyfel Kulesi
Mini Eiffel Tower – Germany

In Europe, in the Remich-Schengen region, there is a 7-meter-high Mini Eiffel Tower, which was given as a gift from the French to the Germans. I took a picture of the mini Tower during the Benelux European Tour. In our country, an example of the Eiffel Tower made of 7000 pieces of lego and with a height of 4 meters is located in the Istanbul Legoland Discovery Center. 🙂

Eyfel Kulesi Legoland İstanbul
Eiffel Tower Legoland Discovery Center Istanbul

Is Hookah Smoking at the Tower?

This is probably the most interesting question asked about the Eiffel tower. You are not even allowed to smoke hookah, not in the Eiffel Tower. Smoking is prohibited due to both health and fire hazards. If you say you drink in a hidden corner, you are wrong. Because there are secret security guards walking around as civilians all the time. You don’t want to have to pay a hefty fine and spoil the holiday.

What’s Around the Eiffel Tower?

As you can see in this picture, just southeast of the Eiffel tower has a large and long green area divided by Champ de Mars boulevard. In this area, you can take selfies with the tower view. You can see the Military building belonging to the French Ministry of Defense where this green area ends.

Eyfel kulesi ikinci kattan Paris manzarası
View of Paris from the Eiffel Tower

You will see a dark skyscraper behind this military building. This building is the City Hall and it is the subject of harsh discussions, both because it contradicts the historical texture of the city of Paris and disrupts the silhouette of the Eiffel.

Eiffel Tower Night View

The Eiffel Tower fascinates visitors with all its glory at night as well as during the day. In the Eiffel Tower, all lighting equipment was built by the famous French automotive giant Citroen, a spot light show is held from the summit of the Eiffel tower every hour during the day. Also, when it shows 22:00 every night, the Visual Light Show starts. Do not miss the visual light feast that lasts about 5 minutes at the same hour every night.

Eiffel Tower Light Show

The Iron tower shines brightly like a diamond and can be seen from almost anywhere in Paris. The custom made lighting systems of the Eiffel Tower closely follow the world agenda. For example, in memory of the innocent who lost their lives in the treacherous terrorist attack that took place at Atatürk Airport in 2016 in our country, the Eiffel Tower shined with the colors of our glorious flag for minutes.

How Many Tons and Height of the Eiffel Tower?

The height of the Eiffel Tower, one of the most important symbolic works of Paris, the capital of romanticism, is 325 meters. The weight of the Iron Tower Eiffel Tower is 10,455 tons. Although the weight varies according to the number of visitors, the height can only rise and fall by 3 cm due to the expansion of the steel depending on the weather conditions. The height of the tower from the ground and its tendency to the sides are constantly controlled by GPS satellites. When the safe standard data is exceeded, an emergency can be declared in the Eiffel tower and visitors can be evacuated.

Although the maintenance of the Eiffel Tower is done on time, the risk rate against corrosion and possible collapse events increases due to its advancing age. For this reason, a fire drill was held in the tower last year and possible emergency plans were implemented. Up-to-date information and data about the Eiffel Tower are collected instantly and kept under constant control with a computer software. All these measures are taken to ensure the safety of our visitors. In other words, it is extremely safe to go to the Eiffel Tower and travel.

Eiffel Tower” adlı bu yazı en son 16.01.2021 tarihinde güncellenmiştir.

We turn every gap we find into a holiday and use all the opportunities we catch to the full. Sometimes we traveled for kilometers on the stony mountain road (Adrasan) with our vehicle, sometimes we walked for hours on narrow paths with children on lap (Gelidonya Lighthouse). We were very tired but we had no regrets.

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