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Eiffel Tower - Best way of avoiding queues

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Eiffel Tower - Best way of avoiding queues

Is it best to go on a weekday ie Monday as opposed to weekend? Can you book in advance in order to avoid line-ups? Do you need to be there early in morning?

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1. Re: Eiffel Tower - Best way of avoiding queues

I'd say the best way would be to book in advance for any early morning.

Perth, Australia
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2. Re: Eiffel Tower - Best way of avoiding queues

who do we book with

Toronto, Ontario...
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I'm going on May 15th and it's too late to book for that date =(

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4. Re: Eiffel Tower - Best way of avoiding queues

I'm in the same boat as you are. I think the best way might be to arrive 30 minutes to an hour early and use the stairs to go to the second level. After you get to the second level there's suppose to be an elevator that you can buy tickets for.

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5. Re: Eiffel Tower - Best way of avoiding queues

You can book your tkt in advance online at tour-eiffel.fr. There's no waiting in line when you get to the Tower.

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For those who are going far enough in the furture, you book on the Eiffel Tower website directly.

For those too late for that ,, go early, 1/2 hour before it opens, or take the stairs, there will be queues for the stairs, but they move steadily and are never as long as elevator stairs. For elderly , young children and the very unfit, the stairs are not a good option, but for most people the stairs are doable.

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Do the private tour operators get the tickets and take us to 2nd floor...if yes any reliable names

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The private companies are not taking any more bookings till the elevators are fixed .

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9. Re: Eiffel Tower - Best way of avoiding queues

Lines are also much shorter, even non-existent, later in the evening.

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10. Re: Eiffel Tower - Best way of avoiding queues

Normally, we would tell you to pre-book on the Tower website....but things aren't normal right now.

Due to some maintenance issues, there is currently only one elevator working to take people to the top of the Eiffel Tower. As such, they have severely limited the online tickets (perhaps even suspended them; we don't know) -- and the lines can be intimidating.

Go early or late for the best chances -- or consider taking the stairs, which are cheaper, and for which the line is much shorter.