What time does the Eiffel Tower sparkle?

And what about the sparkles? Here is the answer to all your questions. The Tower lights and beacon are lit up every evening from dusk until 11.45pm. As soon as it gets dark, the Eiffel Tower's golden lighting switches on automatically within less than 10 minutes, thanks to light-sensitive twilight sensors.

Does the Eiffel Tower sparkle on the hour?

Every evening, the Eiffel Tower is adorned with its golden covering and sparkles for 5 minutes every hour on the hour, while its beacon shines over Paris.

What is the best time of day to visit Eiffel Tower?

In general, to feel more comfortable, start your visit early in the morning (before 10:30am) or at the end of the day after 5 PM, or even in the evening. More information is available on our FAQ.

Where is the best place to see the Eiffel Tower at night?

​On a clear night, you can take in the spectacle from numerous places in the city. Riverside views are favored by most tourists. Pretty much anywhere along the Seine River in central Paris between the Île de la Cité and the Pont d'Iéna offers good views of the sparkling iron structure.

Is it worth going up the Eiffel Tower at night?

Visiting the Eiffel Tower in the evening and at night is a completely different experience to day tours – and just as much of a must-see experience! In particular, climbing the stairs while the structure is lit up from the inside offers a unique ambiance that you don't want to miss.

Meteor hits CN Tower, Toronto

20 related questions found

Can you see Eiffel Tower for free?

Yes. The Eiffel Tower gardens and esplanade are fully accessible without a ticket, i.e. for free.

How long is the wait to go up the Eiffel Tower?

As the Eiffel Tower is an unmissable tourist attraction, lines are usually massive. You may get there early, but it is highly likely that most tourists will have done the same. The waiting time can be 30 minutes to an hour, but during peak tourist season, wait time can go up to three hours.

Is The Eiffel Tower better at night or during the day?

According to HuffPost, while the Eiffel Tower is stunning during just about every part of the day, the absolute best time to visit is at 1 a.m. Most people know that as soon as the sun sets, the Eiffel Tower is lit up with golden lights that make the landmark look like it's glowing.

Is it worth going to top floor of Eiffel Tower?

If you can find tickets to see the Eiffel Tower summit, you should 100% go up to see it. Absolutely. The views of Paris from that height after ascending the tower on a glass elevator are unparalleled. If you go to the summit in the day, we recommend spending around 2 hours at the tower and consider eating a meal there.

What to do in Paris after midnight?

10 Must Do Things In Paris At Night – Recommended By A Local
  • Eiffel Tower. Top of the list of best night time attractions in Paris has got to be the Eiffel Tower. ...
  • Walk by the Seine. ...
  • Apéro. ...
  • Parisian dinner. ...
  • Bateaux Mouches. ...
  • A night at the cabaret. ...
  • Cocktails at Dragon et Phénix. ...
  • Ride the Ferris wheel at Concorde.

Is there a rotating light on top of the Eiffel Tower?

The beacon at the top of the Eiffel Tower also comes to life at dusk. The beacon is made of 4 marine-type projectors, each on one side of the tower. Each takes a turn to complete a 90° rotation, creating the illusion of a 360° rotating beam. If the skies are clear, the rays from the beacon can reach as far as 80 km.

How long will the Eiffel Tower last?

The layer of paint that protects the metal of the Tower is very effective, but it must be periodically replaced. In fact, the Tower has been repainted for over 130 years, about once every 7 years. So if it is repainted, the Eiffel Tower can last... forever.

How long can you stay at the top of the Eiffel Tower?

Visiting time to the Eiffel Tower is not limited. However we recommend that you plan sufficient visiting time at the end of the evening (i.e. around 1 1/2 hours for a visit to the 2nd floor and 1st floor and 2 1/2 hours for a full visit up to the top).

Is it worth it to eat in the Eiffel Tower?

Is it worth eating at the Eiffel Tower? Definitely worth it! Eating at the Eiffel Tower is an experience of a lifetime. Having a classic Parisian meal at an exclusive vantage point is worth every penny!

Which floor is best in Eiffel Tower?

1st floor. The 1st floor is one of the most spectacular and attractive locations in Paris thanks to its oblique, transparent architecture and experience of the breath-taking drop. Set off and explore the history of the Eiffel Tower, feel the thrill of the glass floor, and see Paris sprawl away beneath your feet...

Can you go up the Eiffel Tower without booking?

You must have Eiffel Tower reservations such as a ticket (or a tour voucher, or Eiffel Tower restaurant reservation confirmation) to enter the Eiffel Tower. Four types of tickets are available based on which floors you want to explore, and whether you want to ride or climb.

How do you avoid queues at the Eiffel Tower?

We advise you to visit the Eiffel Tower at off-peak times. The number of visitors depends on the time of the year, the weather conditions and the day of the week but queues are usually shorter in the mornings and in the evenings. You can choose to visit the Eiffel tower during the day or at night.

How long is the Eiffel Tower ticket line?

Avoid long queues: The waiting times at the Eiffel Tower can be as long as 2 hours. Once you are on the second floor, the queues to go to the top can take up to 90 more minutes, which means a total wait time of 3.5 hours. Purchasing skip the line tickets will help you completely avoid this.

Can you eat at the top of the Eiffel Tower?

THE JULES VERNE A legendary spot for exceptional cuisine

Perched 125 metres above the ground, the one-MICHELIN-starred restaurant Jules Verne opens onto three successive rooms offering a breathtaking view over the Champ-de-Mars, Quai Branly and Trocadéro.

Can you go to the secret room in the Eiffel Tower?

The room at the top of Eiffel Tower has now been renamed as Gustave's office, where you will find wax figurines of Thomas Edison, Gustave Eiffel, and his daughter. Although you cannot go inside it, you can still view the Eiffel Tower apartment from the outside.

How much money should I take to Paris for a week?

Expect a week in Paris to set you back between €630 ($690 / £530) and €6,400 ($7,000 / £5,350) per person, excluding flights. While the most expensive part of your trip is likely to be accommodation, this can be reduced by looking for deals, staying in a hostel or budget hotels.

How many elevators do you need to take to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower?

3 elevators - North, East and West pillars - are dedicated to visitors. 1 electric elevator is exclusively used by customers of the Jules Verne restaurant. The elevators are vital to the monument and subject to some harsh treatment.

What is the cheapest way to visit the Eiffel Tower?

Priority tickets are purchased on the Eiffel Tower ticket website or as part of some guided tours. This is the cheapest ticket option. While many people will queue up to take the elevator from the ground floor to the second floor, there is also the option of climbing the stairs.