to hope To view of Paris at 360 degrees at an altitude of 300 meters, the height of the last floor of the Eiffel tower, it will have to wait a bit. In fact, as each year, the operating company of the famous monument carries out a campaign of work on the top of the Eiffel tower and the lifts that lead to them. Thus the part of many visitors (7.000.000 per year) to reach this level, if popular with tourists. The location will be rendered to the public on 1 February to 18 hours.
By then, maintenance work will be carried out on one of the two elevators leading to the top, with the replacement of numerous elements such as cables or bearings, story to ensure, understandably, the routing of the many visitors smoothly. In question, the constant exposure to weather of all types (negative temperatures, rain, snow, hail, sunshine etc.) of this floor that is also wind standing at this altitude (when the wind on the ground reaches for example a speed of 50 km/h, it was blowing at over 80 km/h at the top of the tower).
The program also of the beauty of the two levels (one inside, one outside) that make up the top floor of the tower, many other interventions that will improve the safety and comfort of visit, such as toilets, stairs, floors, chassis, glass, lighting, radiators… At the end of this campaign of renovation, the summit will be accessible again. To the delight of tourists. In fact, half of the visitors to the Eiffel tower spend there each year.
In the meantime, he will have to settle for access to the 2nd level (less expensive), by elevator or stairs for the more adventurous, which already provides a very nice point of view on the capital. And on the 1st floor, which offers all the same until the end of January a furnished terrace atmosphere “winter sports” with a relaxation area under a dome housed or in fun cable cars and a bar – manufactured cookies.
Eiffel Tower at the Champ de Mars. 5, avenue Anatole France (VIIe). Every day from 9: 30 to 23: 45. Rates 2nd floor: ticket lift: 16€ (adults), 8€ (young), 4€ (child) ; ticket stairs: 10€ (adults), 5€ (youth), 2,50€ (child) and free for children under 4 years of age.