In the format of a race against the clock, La Verticale de la tour Eiffel® invites participants to scale the Eiffel Tower's steps up to the 3rd floor where they will find the finish line; that's 1,665 steps travelling 276 m up in the air!
The 130 competitors fighting for first place have been handpicked for the event. Coming from a range of sporting backgrounds (from trail-runners used to natural slopes, to specialists in tower running, to marathon runners and more), they will all tackle this unique Parisian trial in a bid to take home the prize.
This dizzying track will be run individually, with participants setting off one after another. The race is set to start at 8pm, and the final runner must reach the finish line by 10pm, with the awards ceremony set at 10.15pm.
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La tour Eiffel
From the discovery of the historical gardens to the wondrous view over Paris from the summit, a visit to the Eiffel Tower inspires a wealth of emotion. Walking out onto the glass platform on the first floor offers the unique sensation of walking in the void! Monitors, touchscreens, displays, digital albums, and reproductions of objects reveal and explain often unknown aspects of the Tower in a museological circuit along the exterior walkway.
The view from the 2nd floor that stretches over the Louvre, the Grand Palais, the meanders of the Seine, Montmartre, Invalides, Notre-Dame, and much more is a pure delight for the eyes. It’s also here that you’ll find the Michelin-starred Jules Verne restaurant, alongside a macaron bar and take-away food stands, and boutiques selling official Eiffel Tower souvenirs.
Final destination: the summit! On its two levels, one enclosed and the other open-air, you can stroll around and take in the unique panorama of the City of Lights from a height of 906 feet (276 meters) while sipping champagne. Here you can also visit a reproduction of Gustave Eiffel’s office.
A gastronomic destination in its own right, the Eiffel Tower is also a testimony to French-style excellence. In addition to the Jules Verne with Frédéric Anton at the helm, offering a fresh take on the great classics of French cuisine, the Brasserie (reopening in autumn 2020) will offer Parisian bistro fare as prepared by Thierry Marx. Visitors will also find take-away food stands strewn from the esplanade to the summit.
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La tour Eiffel
5 avenue Anatole France - Champ de Mars
Subway - Bir-Hakeim
RER - Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel
Bus - 30, 42, 42, 69, 72, 82, 86
Offer adapted to disabled visitors
- Reduced rates for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
- Reduced rates for the accompanying person
- Priority admission
- Physical disability: access to the 1st and 2nd floors by lift. For safety reasons, the top of the Eiffel Tower is not accessible to those in wheelchairs.
- Hearing disability: the tills are fitted with hearing loops.