Eiffel Tower best times

I will be in Paris in July, around the 24th. I want to book tickets in advance for the Eiffel tower. In your opinion, when is the best time to be on the tower? In the morning, afternoon, or evening? What time is sunset? Is that a good time? Thanks in advance.

Posted by Joanne
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
16 posts

Hi Renee. We'll be taking our first trip to Paris in early July. I'm sure you'll get lots of advice on the best time to visit the tower but I wanted to give you a heads up that for tickets on July 24th, they go on sale at midnight France time. For me at EST, it meant 6pm the day before. It will be earlier in Texas. If you want to get a specific time, you'll really want to get the tickts as soon as they go on sale. Tickets sell out in hours and your specific time may sell out in 15min or less. There are always tickets available at the tower itslef but it would mean lining up. If you do indeed want advance tickets, get them as soon as they go on sale this afternoon.

Posted by Ray
Portland, Oregon, USA
1360 posts

hi, it would depened on what floats your boat. when i was buying my ticket in advance, i was booking it when i had time to get there and after some other things i did that day. so, i guess if you want the pretty sunset/rise then you will have to plan for that. There are web sites for sunrise/set in differnt parts of the world you just have to google for that info. try something like "sunset/rise clock for paris". just so you know, the weather has to co operate with you too. during my 4 days there, it was cloudy one day and sunny the rest and that was in March. i got lucky and was on the top when it was sunny, but i didnt think i was going to make it due to winds. They have a reader board stating the status of the top and it was going from closed to open and back to closed due to the high winds. happy trails.