As of November, Eiffel Tower visitors now pay nearly 50 percent more for a ticket.
The extra funds will be used for a $350-million-dollar renovation that includes security reinforcements for the monument. The price to ride to the top now is €25 (about $29) for adults and €12.50 (about $14.50) for ages 12-24. For Second Floor elevator tickets, the prices are €16 (about $19). And, for walking up to the Second Floor, it costs €10 (about $12).
SPECIAL TIP: We also want to remind you that the Eiffel Tower is illuminated every evening at dusk, and sparkles for a full five minutes at the top of every hour! City of Light indeed!
A BIT OF TRAVEL INTEL FROM CONDE NAST TRAVELER THAT WE’RE GUESSING YOU DIDN’T KNOW BECAUSE WE DIDN’T:
Why It’s Illegal to Take Photos of the Eiffel Tower at Night Paris may be known as the City of Light, but the next time you’re basking in the glow of the city’s greatest monument—La Tour Eiffel—you may want to think twice about taking a snapshot. We recently learned that it’s actually illegal to photograph The Eiffel Tower at night because it’s an artistic creation still under copyright. Sort of . . . According to European Copyright Law, such monuments are protected for the lifespan of the work’s legal creator—plus 70 years. The Tower’s creator, Gustave Eiffel, died in 1923, so in 1993 it re-entered public domain, but there’s still un petit problème: The lights installed by Pierre Bideau didn’t ignite until 1985, which means nighttime images and videos that feature his choreographed light show are still protected under the law. But we won’t tell if you won’t . . .