Give yourself enough time to pass through security. After security walk to the South Pillar, where you will find the entrance to the Jules Verne restaurant. There is a brown awning with the name "Jules Verne Restaurant". You will meet your guide there.
There can be a line to climb the stairs. However this line is much shorter than the elevator line. Your guide will secure tickets for the group and enter the tower to climb up 704 steps over 30 flights. During the first leg of your climb you will learn about Gustave Eiffel: The Young Engineer, The Entrepreneur, The Great Builder, and Life After The Tower.
"An excellent experience with no queues and plenty of time all the way up, perfect for kids also - my 8 year old daughter absolutely loved it!"
Before you know it you have reached the first level where you will take a walk around the tower and hear little-known fun facts about the tower's original color, twinkling lights and individuals who made history with their daredevil stunts. Stand on the new glass floor, and experience the world of the tower via a multimedia interactive exhibit and short film, if time permits. Grab your free "Follow Gus" activity booklet for family fun, or enjoy a snack or rest before you continue on your way.
Upon arrival at the second level, experience a unique sense of accomplishment, and take in the magnificent views of all the sights surrounding you. Get a birds’ eye tour of Paris with your feet far from the ground as your guide tells you about monuments and districts such as Montparnasse, Les Invalides, the Sacre-Coeur, Notre Dame, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées.