Easy Pass Tours of the Eiffel Tower Help You Skip the Lines

Love the panoramic views from the tower

Love the panoramic views from the tower

 

Ahh, Paris in the summer. What’s not to love? The crowds for sure, but everything else is pure magic. Waiting in line is not my strong suit. Five minutes feels like an eternity, an hour wait is Hell for me. Add the summer heat and I’m as good as done with any kind of tour or attraction. Thanks to the Easy Pass, Tours where you can Skip the Lines for the Eiffel Tower, we were able to avoid the outrageous lines and get to the gorgeous views quicker.

Easy Pass Check staff member

Easy Pass Check staff member

We checked in with the enthusiastic red shirt Easy Pass staff at the base of the tower, received our passes and were shown to an expedited elevator up to the first and seconds floor. We felt a teeny bit guilty looking down on the wicked long lines waiting at the other Eiffel Tower general public elevators.

There is a secondary line to head up to the top. This line was pretty long – 20 minutes. We were thankful that we had skipped the initial line with Easy Pass, otherwise the entire trip to the top would have taken at least an hour and a half!

Sacre Coeur in the background

Sacre Coeur in the background

The panoramic views on our crystal clear day were well worth the extra cost to skip the line and get to the top with our sanity in check! One thing the Easy Pass has no control over, however, is how long it takes to get down. We waited another 20 minutes for an elevator that never came. We wound up walking down – I counted the first 400 hundred steps before becoming bored and guessed the total was about 600. I later found out there are 670 steps from the second floor down. I felt each and every one of them in my quads the next couple of days.

View of the mall below just before Bastille Day preparations

View of the mall below just before Bastille Day preparations

I am thankful to Easy Pass who gave me a complimentary ticket to try their service, and my fellow Gal Pals were thankful we all skipped the line. For sure I never would have lasted the lines without it. For that reason alone I give my recommendation for anyone headed to Paris in the summer to use Easy Pass. Anything that saves my sanity and my time while on vacation wins two thumbs up from me!

Check out this My Paris Movie video to see exactly how much time you could save using this service. We used the service for not only the Eiffel Tower, but for the Louvre as well. The video is from our morning at The Louvre:

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4 Comments
  • 5 Ways to Avoid Lines While Touring - Roomer Blog
    Posted at 07:50h, 18 December Reply

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  • frederik
    Posted at 14:22h, 05 May Reply

    You don’t need a tour to skip the lines at the eiffel tower!

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 12:26h, 14 May Reply

      Hi Frederik,

      No, indeed you need not take a tour to skip the lines up to the elevator of the Eiffel Tower, but to skip the long lines you must have advanced tickets for the skip the line elevator. Not all advance tickets provide that option. The Easy Pass company offers both a skip the lines self-guided option and a tour. It’s up to you!

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

      Priscilla

  • 24/7 in France
    Posted at 07:22h, 24 August Reply

    At least you didn’t have to walk up! 🙂

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