Unveiling the Revised Eiffell Tower Ticket Costs: Navigating the Price Hike from June!

Get ready for a vertical adrenaline rush! From June, the majestic Eiffel Tower reveals its new visit prices. But be careful, the breathtaking view comes at a… higher price! Get ready to climb the tower ladder and your budget exploration. So, are you ready for this dizzying climb?

A more expensive visit, but still magical

From June 17, the prices for going up to the famous Eiffel Tower will jump 20%. This is therefore news to take into account for all future visitors wanting to admire the breathtaking views from the top of this emblematic monument.

New prices to know

The price to access the summit by elevator will increase to €35.30 for adults, against the usual €29.40. For young people aged 12 to 24, the ticket will now cost 17.70€, an increase from the previous €14.70. As for children aged 4 to 11, people with disabilities and their companions, the price will be 8.90€, up from the previous €7.40.

If you prefer a more sporty climb, access by stairs to the second floor will cost €14.20 for adults (compared to €11.80), €7.10 for young people (instead of €5.90), and €3.60 for children (instead of 3€). Free admission remains in effect for children under 4 and RSA holders.

Why this price increase?

This price increase was validated by the Paris Council to compensate for the heavy financial losses of the Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (Sete). Indeed, the years of the Covid pandemic have left a deficit estimated at 113 million euros between 2020 and 2022, due to a dramatic drop in the number of visitors, falling to 1.5 million in 2020. This is only in 2023 as the numbers approached pre-Covid levels, reaching almost 6 million curious people.

The challenges of renovations

The Eiffel Tower also had to face renovation cost overruns, in particular due to the discovery of traces of lead during the painting work. These additional costs were estimated at 136 million euros by Paris town hall. These additional elements also justify the increase in visit prices.

Comparison with other Parisian emblems

There Eiffel Tower is not the only one to experience such a surge in prices. The start of 2024 also saw significant price increases in other Parisian monuments. For example, the entrance ticket to Louvre Museum increased by 29%, from €17 to €22. These price adjustments aim to further cover operating costs, often partially borne by the Ministry of Culture and patronage.

Advice for your visit

Ultimately, although these price increases may seem dissuasive, a visit to the Eiffel Tower remains an unforgettable experience. To avoid long queues, consider booking your tickets online and choosing less busy time slots. And why not take advantage of this rise in prices to discover or rediscover other Parisian gems at a lower cost?