As one of the most visible icons of Paris, the Eiifel Tower is an iron lattice tower built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World's Fair and located on Champ de Mars. At 324 metres its the tallest building in paris and one of the most visited monuments in the world.
There are three levels for visitors. The first two levels can be accessed by stairs or lift but the third level can only be accessed by lift and it tends to have the longer queues.
Tickets can be purchased at the tower and now also online.
The online option allows you to buy tickets and reserve for a specific date and time. Tickets are sold at half hour time slots which, ideally can cut wait time to 30 minutes.
The process is simple. You buy and print your tickets right then.
For the most wonderful views try to be on the tower (second level is just perfect) at the time of sunset. You will be able to see for miles and have the opportunity to shoot beautiful photos. Should you travel by bus, make SURE you check the time of last departure!