A trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to one of the most popular and iconic monuments in the world – the Eiffel Tower. This world renowned tower was built for the 1889 World’s Fair by engineer and architect; Alexandre Gustave Eiffe, and is now considered globally as an architectural wonder. Originally intended as a temporary exhibit, the Eiffel Tower is now visited my millions of tourists each year. It is in fact said to attract more visitors than any other paid tourist attraction in the world. The tower stands at 312 metres high and was the world’s tallest man made structure for 41 years. Visitors wanting to explore the tower can take the stairs which leads to the first two levels. They can also take the lift which goes all the way to the highest level of the tower. The view from the highest level is unparalleled and is definitely worthy of a trip. From dusk until 1 am, the tower is lit up by a 200,000-watt lighting system, making it a spectacular sight. The Eiffel Tower also has two restaurants which are accessible by stairway and elevator.
Adult: 15 € Youth 12-24: 13.5 € Child 4-11 years old: 10.5 €
The tower is open every single day of the year from 9 am to midnight from mid-June to early September, and from 9:30 am to 11 pm during the rest of the year.
Around 2 to 3 hours
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
Visitors must explore all the levels of the tower that are accessible. They must also visit the highest floor for breathtaking views.
Although Muslims visiting the Eiffel Tower will not be able to find prayer facilities on its premises, they will be able to find plenty of open space to offer their prayers, when necessary. Tourists can also ask their tour guide to take them to closest mosque. The Grand Mosque of Paris is one such mosque that is frequented by tourists and locals alike.
Muslim tourists visiting the Eiffel Tower will also not be able to find Halal food on its premises. The two restaurants in the tower may however serve vegetarian and seafood dishes that do not contain alcohol. Visitors will also be able to find a number of Halal restaurants in the area surrounding the tower.