The Eiffel Tower celebrates its 130th anniversary with a festive weekend

Inaugurated 130 years ago for the World’s Fair, the Eiffel Tower celebrates its birthday during a festive weekend, these March 30 and 31, 2019. Adventure game, music on every floor expect you during this beautiful event to celebrate.

130 years and not one wrinkle, our beautiful Iron Lady celebrate its birthday! The Eiffel Tower invites you to party on March 30 and 31, 2019. For 2 days, entertainments are held to mark the occasion.

We’re happy and proud to celebrate the Tower’s 130th anniversary alongside visitors and all those who love the monument” SETE general manager Patrick Branco-Ruivo comments. “We have our hearts set on proposing entertainments enabling to (re)discover the monument and its multiple aspects. Highlight of this festive weekend being the adventure game that is part of our approach to attract young Ile-de-France and Paris inhabitants to the Tower”.

Who would have thought, 130 years ago, that the Eiffel Tower will become the symbol of Paris? Not its detractors. Today, this architectural prowess keeps on living and improving for our greatest pleasure. In addition to the new bar and restaurants coming up, the place also improves its welcome and its entertainments to seduce us even more.

During this festive weekend, the Eiffel Tower invites us to the launch of an Adventure Game to crack the secret of the Eiffel workshops (alone or with your family or friends – game free of charge, without additional cost) by finding the name of a confidential file, by cracking a series of enigmas scattered around the 1st floor and the garden of the Tower.

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This shape keeps on appearing on the 1st floor of the Tower, will you find it and complete the pattern?” or even “No need to get out of breath to count the number of stairs to climb up to the 1st floor, you need observing feet”, each mystery enables us to learn a little bit more about the building and its story.

A little help: flash codes and YouTube links will give you access to some video clues from your smartphone. The game kit is available at the admission, at the pillars of the Tower. An experience history and secret – young or less young – lovers don’t want to miss!

On March 30 and 31, on the occasion of the launching of the game, the visit is staged, picture it: a mix between paper hunt and immersive play. All along the visit, scenes performed by period-costumed actors await. Enjoy the clues and learn more about the life of the Tower in 1889, all you need to make it more attractive.

And of course, there’s no party without music! The latter will be played all weekend long, on every floor. You’ll walk around listening to marching bands – including Centrale Supelec’s one – that used to be Gustave Eiffel’s school. They will also play during the evening, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., in front of the Eiffel tower, on the 1st and 2nd floors.

Please note that in the same time, a portrait exhibition celebrating women and men who make the Tower live on a daily basis expect you, starting March 30 on the fences surrounding the north lift construction site. This series of giant portraits – 2mx2m – invites you to discover the large diversity of the jobs that every day allow to welcome over 6 million visitors from all over the world. The exhibition can be admired until the end of the year.

The Eiffel Tower also plans other events all year long to celebrate its 130th anniversary, especially with the famous summer terrace that will be a nod to the 130 years. On the menu as well, a dynamic and interactive exhibition returning on the major steps of the construction of the Tower (Fall), to be continued, then.

The admission ticket to the Tower also celebrates the 130th anniversary from March 31; it’s the occasion to keep a souvenir of this anniversary year. Finally, the take away offers also switches to the birthday mode. As for sweet treats, two tartlets – one with lemon, the other with chocolate – as well as a macaron, all of them are topped with a white chocolate dot displaying the logo of the event and can be discovered all year long.

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Last updated on 29 March 2019

Practical information

Opening Time
From 30 March 2019 to 31 March 2019



    Tour Eiffel
    75007 Paris 7

    Métro ligne 6 ou 9 station "Trocadéro", ligne 6 station "Bir-Hakeim", RER C station "Champ de MArs - Tour Eiffel"

    Recommended age
    For all

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    Adventure Game : Jeu gratuit à découvrir du 30 mars à la fin de l'année

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