A Wheel and Away
the view from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Paris, France


Needing no introduction, Gustave Eiffel’s iconic tower attracts around seven million visitors each year.  The tower was opened in 1889 and offers spectacular views over Paris in all directions.

General accessibility information

Once through the security queues, disabled visitors who want to go up the tower are encouraged to use the Groups ticket office which will eliminate the need for waiting in the long queues.  Be warned that wheelchair users are only permitted to go to the second floor and not all the way to the top.  This is reflected in the discounted price for disabled and visually impaired visitors although some proof of disability may be required.

When a ticket has been purchased a member of staff will escort you to the lift where you will have priority access.  The first and second floors are both fully accessible and afford amazing views.  There is a solid barrier running around the edge of the viewing platform but the relatively low height of this means that it should not pose any difficulties for wheelchair users to still be able to see out.

The Information Centre, Groups Counter and other ticket counters have all got hearing loops to help hearing aid users.

Some signs have been translated into braille and some are embossed to assist the visually impaired.

Disabled toilet facilities

Disabled facilities available on all floors.

Assistance dogs allowed

Assistance/guide dogs are permitted.