The Eiffel tower is the most iconic structure in Paris and one of the most famous structures in the world. It is a symbol of France's culture and has a rich history.
If you've ever climbed to the top of the tower, you know that it is not only an amazing engineering feat but also an incredible symbol of Paris and France. The tower is the most visited paid monument in the world and attracts millions of visitors each year.
The eiffel tower is Europe's most valuable historic monument. It is valued at EUR434 billion by an Italian study, based on its image, branding and popularity with tourists.
It is not the only European monument that is worth a large sum of money: Rome's Colosseum, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral, Milan's Duomo cathedral, The Tower of London and Madrid's Prado museum all are worth significant amounts of money as well.
To get up to the top of the eiffel tower you will need to purchase an admission ticket. You can either buy the single ticket to visit the summit or the two-day pass.
Whether you choose to go up the tower or not, make sure you take your time. The entrance area can be crowded, especially in the summer and during French school holiday weeks.
For the best views of Paris and the surrounding area, we recommend visiting the 2nd floor observation deck. It's 115 meters (377 feet) above Paris and offers a great view of the city.