Eiffel Tower Ticket Price Increase Set to Roll Out in June

Eiffel Tower Ticket Price Increase Set to Roll Out in June

Heads up travellers!

Planning a Parisian adventure this summer? Be prepared to factor in a slightly steeper price tag for a visit to the iconic Iron Lady. Starting 17 Jun 2024, the Eiffel Tower ticket price increase will climb by 20%. This is to cover essential maintenance and renovation work for this beloved landmark. 

Also read: The Eiffel Tower is Getting a Makeover Ahead of The 2024 Olympics

Details on the Eiffel Tower ticket price increase

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The decision by the Paris City Council comes after a period of financial strain for the Eiffel Tower operator, Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE). Low visitor numbers due to the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted revenue. It became difficult to keep up with the ongoing maintenance required for such a magnificent structure.

This isn’t just about a fresh coat of paint (although that’s important too!). The Eiffel Tower requires regular upkeep to prevent rust and ensure its continued structural integrity. Ideally, the Eiffel Tower gets a fresh coat of paint every seven years. Unfortunately, due to funding limitations, the last comprehensive repaint happened way back in 2010.

The good news is, the price increase is structured fairly. While adult ticket prices will rise from €29.40 (S$43.04) to €35.30 (S$51.68), concessions are available for children. Tickets for those aged 12 to 14 will cost €17.70 (S$25.91). For kids aged 4 to 11, tickets will still be a budget-friendly €8.90 (S$13.03).

Note that the Eiffel Tower ticket price increase is just one factor contributing to a potentially more expensive Parisian adventure. With the Summer Olympics taking place there, expect an overall increase in travel costs, including accommodation and other attractions. For more information, you can head on over to their official website.

Planning your Parisian escape

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While the ticket price hike might require some adjustments to your travel budget, don’t let it deter you from experiencing its beauty. This iconic landmark remains a must-see for any visitor to Paris. Here are some tips:

  • Book your tickets in advance: Especially during peak season and with the upcoming Olympics, securing your tickets online beforehand is highly recommended.
  • Consider alternative experiences: While tickets to the top are undoubtedly a highlight, exploring the Champ de Mars park below the Eiffel Tower offers stunning views for free.
  • Explore beyond the Eiffel Tower: Paris has a treasure trove of cultural experiences to discover, from world-class museums to charming neighbourhoods.

Also read: 10 Hidden Gems in Paris Worth Exploring

Don’t let the Eiffel Tower ticket price increase stop you from living your Parisian dreams. So, pack your bags, embrace the joie de vivre, and get ready to experience the timeless charm of Paris, even with a slightly steeper entry fee for its iconic landmark.

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