Rick Steves Tour: Eiffel Tower, Paris


By Rick Steves

By Steve Smith

By Gene Openshaw

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Rick Steves Tour eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe’s most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader.

In Rick Steves Tour: Eiffel Tower, Paris, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a tour of Paris’s Eiffel Tower – including where to start, how much time you need, and what’s worth stopping for-all for less than the cost of a café au lait. With Rick’s knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you’ll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way.

Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America’s expert on Europe, Rick Steves Tour: Eiffel Tower, Paris, is a tour guide in your pocket-and on your smartphone.


Eiffel Tower Tour

La Tour Eiffel


Map: Eiffel Tower Area

Map: Eiffel Tower




Third Level (Le Sommet)

Second Level

First Level

Back on the Ground

It’s crowded, expensive, and there are probably better views in Paris, but visiting this 1,000-foot-tall ornament is worth the trouble. Visitors to Paris may find Mona Lisa to be less than expected, but the Eiffel Tower rarely disappoints, even in an era of skyscrapers. This is a once-in-a-lifetime, I’ve-been-there experience. Making the eye-popping ascent and ear-popping descent gives you membership in the exclusive society of the quarter of a billion other humans who have made the Eiffel Tower the most visited monument in the modern world.


Cost: €25 to ride all the way to the top (third) level, €16 to ride to the first or second level, €10 to climb the stairs to the first or second level, €19 to take the stairs and then elevator to the summit—must purchase summit elevator before entering tower, not covered by Museum Pass.

Hours: Daily mid-June-Aug 9:00-24:45, Sept-mid-June 9:30-23:45, last ascent to top at 22:30 and to lower levels at 23:00 all year (elevator and stairs).

Information: Recorded info toll tel. 08 92 70 12 39, www.toureiffel.paris.

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On Sale
Jul 30, 2019
Page Count
13 pages
Rick Steves

Rick Steves

About the Author

Since 1973, Rick Steves has spent about four months a year exploring Europe. His mission: to empower Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. Rick produces a best-selling guidebook series, a public television series, and a public radio show, and organizes small-group tours that take over 30,000 travelers to Europe annually.  He does all of this with the help of more than 100 well-traveled staff members at Rick Steves’ Europe in Edmonds, WA (near Seattle). When not on the road, Rick is active in his church and with advocacy groups focused on economic and social justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger. To recharge, Rick plays piano, relaxes at his family cabin in the Cascade Mountains, and spends time with his son Andy and daughter Jackie. Find out more about Rick at http://www.ricksteves.com and on Facebook.

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