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Europe Disabled Travel Advice, Accessible Tours Hotels, Accessible Holidays, Disabled Guided Tours By www.sagetraveling.com. The Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Wheelchair access at the Eiffel Tower is possible up to the 1st and 2nd landing via an elevator. Our disabled travel specialists have researched accessibility first-hand in Paris to make sure that we provide you with the very best in Paris accessible tourist experiences.

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  • 1. Wheelchair Access at the Eiffel Tower www.sagetraveling.com/Eiffel-Tower-Accessibility

2. The Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Wheelchair access at the Eiffel Tower is possible up to the 1st and 2ndlanding via an elevator. Wheelchair users should use the elevator in the north leg of the tower. If you are at the river facing the Eiffel tower, it will be on your left. www.sagetraveling.com 3. There may be a long line when you get there. Go to the booth for visitors with reservations and a staff memberwill escort you to the elevator. You will actually enter the small building with the elevator through theexit where people are leaving after they visit. www.sagetraveling.com 4. After you take the elevator to the 2nd level, you can move step-freearound the entire circumference of the tower. We saw a rental wheelchair near the top of the elevator that isreserved for disabled and elderly visitors. Wheelchair access at the Eiffel Tower is not possible to the top (3rd)landing. www.sagetraveling.com 5. There are 18 steps before taking another elevator to the very top. For safety and security reasons they dont allow wheelchair visitors tothe top. This is not a big deal because you still get a great view from the 2 ndlevel. Visiting the Eiffel tower in a wheelchair is definitely worth it! www.sagetraveling.com 6. Is there an accessible entrance? Yes Where is it located? Underneath Eiffel Tower at the east pillar Are there steps to get into the building? No steps at the east pillar Is there a ramp or elevator to get around the steps? Elevator to getup to 2nd level Is the door push/pull, revolving, automated by a button, or motionactivated? There are doors that can be opened by the staff www.sagetraveling.com 7. Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people? Taxis can drop off by the west pillar at Quai Branly. Cars can drop off by the east pillar at Quay Branly and Avenue Gustave Eiffel. www.sagetraveling.com 8. What is the closest Metro station? Bir-Hakeim or Trocadro Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance? Nocobblestones or hills Wheelchair access at the Eiffel Tower is possible at what percentageof the attraction? Which parts are not accessible? 66% The 1st and 2ndlandings can be reached by elevator. There are steps to the passagewayaround the 1st landing, and there are steps to the interior platform atthe 2nd landing. Top landing requires ascending 18 steps to get to thefinal elevator. www.sagetraveling.com 9. Are there loaner wheelchairs? No Is there an accessible bathroom?Yes, on the ground floor (behind theEast pillar) and on the 1st and 2nd floors Is the door wide enough? Yes Are there grab bars? Yes Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet? Yes Are there guided tours that dont have to go up steps? No guidedtoursDoes advance notice need to be given for-handicapped parking? Noopening of an accessible entrance? Noloaner wheelchairs? No loaner wheelchairsaccessible tours? No guided tours www.sagetraveling.com 10. Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or theircompanion? Reduced rates for both handicapped visitors (carrying adisabled card) and for persons assisting themAddress: 5 Parc du Champ de Mars, 75007 Paris, FranceTelephone: +33 (0)1 44 11 23 23 or +33 (0)1 44 11 23 45www.sagetraveling.com 11. When you arrive, look for the booth for visitors with reservations shownin the picture on the left. Staff will escort you to the front of the line.The picture on the right shows the exit where you will enter the smallelevator building: www.sagetraveling.com 12. The elevator has level access to enter it: www.sagetraveling.com 13. There is a rental wheelchair at the top of the elevator (not sure ifthere is one at the bottom of the elevator):www.sagetraveling.com 14. There are 18 steps at the 2nd landing to get up to the elevator thatgoes to the top landing:www.sagetraveling.com 15. The elevator to get back down. We saw an asian wheelchair table tennis team while we were there. The elevator was plenty big for all of our wheelchairs! www.sagetraveling.com 16. 100 meter path from taxi drop-off to disabled entrance for the elevator: www.sagetraveling.com 17. Welookforwardtomakingyouraccessibledreamvacationareality!Call Us: 1-888-645-7920 Contact us at info@sagetraveling.comwww.sagetraveling.com/Eiffel-Tower-Accessibility