CU1 - Behind the Scenes at the Eiffel Tower - 1H30
Adult:$44.37 / Child (<16 y.o.): $38.25
Eiffel Tower was inaugurated on the occasion of the 1889 Exposition Universelle (World Fair) in 1889; a major competition was launched in the Official Gazette. The challenge was to study the possibility of raising an iron tower on the Champ de Mars, with a square base of 12 m2 and 300 metres high. Chosen from among 107 projects was that of Gustave Eiffel. The work lasted two years, 2 months and 5 days. Carefully preserved, this exceptional structural heritage testifies, till date, to the visionary genius of Gustave Eiffel. The Eiffel Tower today represents the symbol of Paris and French technical savoir-faire.
Your English speaking guide will recount to you throughout the visit numerous anecdotes; go behind the scenes of this staggering monument. You will enter first into the former bunker hidden under the Champ de Mars. A true privilege, you will then slip backstage to the surprising and impressive engine room of origin which still controls the elevators. Arriving next at the second floor you will be greeted by the amazing and unusual view that awaits you. As a VIP, you ascend the roof of the prestigious restaurant Le Jules Verne to exclusively discover an unprecedented 360° panorama of Paris.
- This tour is not available for children aged 5 years of age and below.
- High heeled shoes are strongly unadvised on this tour.
- The bunker and/or the roof of the Jules Verne may not be accessible for all tour departures after 19h30.
- This tour includes the ticket up to the 2nd floor. Tickets for the 3rd floor may be purchased at the end of the tour from the ticket counter on the 2nd floor.