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Traveltalk tip of the week: How to avoid the queues at the Eiffel Tower


Each year more than seven million visitors ascend Gustave Eiffel's tower, sometimes waiting up to two hours to get through the door.

The Eiffel Tower, Paris

Rail Plus is now selling priority-entrance tickets to Paris' Eiffel Tower, allowing you to skip the 'scandaleuse' queues that wind from the world's most-visited paid monument.

Each year more than seven million visitors ascend Gustave Eiffel's tower, sometimes waiting up to two hours to get through the door of this engineering wonder (particularly during summer and on weekends).

Holders of a Rail Plus entrance ticket will be provided immediate access to all three levels (including the top tier) and can stay as long as they like to admire unparalleled views across one of the world's most beautiful cities.

As well as skipping the long queues, ticketholders receive a brief guided orientation prior to ascending the iron lattice tower, which opened 124 years ago on the Champ de Mars as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair.

The Eiffel Tower priority-entrance ticket is priced at $55 per adult*.

More information here: www.railplus.com.au

* Entrance to the Tower is free for children under four years of age.

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Written by: Deborah Dickson-Smith
Published: 19 March 2013


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