The Eiffel Tower is perhaps the most famous monument in the world. If you want to head to the top without wasting your day waiting in line, arrive early in the morning or late in the afternoon. There are two different levels to visit: the lower level can be accessed by elevator or stairs, or you can head straight to the very top. Dining options are the casual 58 Tour Eiffel on the lower level, or the more upscale, famous Jules Verne restaurant atop the tower. Foodies will prefer to take in the view, and then head to rue Saint-Dominique to take their pick of three restaurants by French celebrity chef Christian Constant.
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Getting Around Paris
The best way to get around Paris is by using public transportation. The metro, bus or RER suburban trains are by far the easiest and most efficient way to move around the city. The metro operates from 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and 6:30 a.m. until 2:15 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. The bus operates Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Some bus routes that serve major transit hubs have extended hours until 12:30 a.m. Metro and bus fares start at 1.70€. Multiple pass books (which afford you a discount) are available as are day passes. Taxis are also a convenient way to get around the city. Minimum fare is 6.40€ and charges vary based on traffic and time. All Paris taxi services can be contacted by calling 01 45 30 30 30.
Nearby Airports
  • Charles de Gaulle Airport-CDG
  • Paris Orly Airport-ORY
Airport Taxis
  • 45€ (depending on traffic)
Things to Do and See Near Eiffel Tower