Eiffel Tower Buffet- Tickets, timings, & more! 

A trip to the Eiffel Tower is not complete without dining on the delicious meals available at the Tower, which are of the highest quality, with a stunning city view!

The Eiffel Tower is well known for its luxurious dining experience at Michelin-star restaurants, but did you know the Tower also has extremely affordable buffets?

Visitors planning to travel on this tasty journey must know all about what the buffets at the Eiffel Tower have to offer.

Read to learn more about the buffets, tickets needed to get to them, their timings, and much more! 

Eiffel Tower buffet expectations

Tourists can find a piece of their home at the Eiffel Tower buffets, as they serve delicious snacks and drinks from French cuisine and also from all over the world!

The Buffets can be found on the esplanade, first and second levels of the Eiffel Tower, allowing you to choose the view you desire to watch of the city below while dining.

You can find freshly made sandwiches, salads, pizzas, desserts of your choice, and a variety of drinks to help you relax after a long exploration day at the Eiffel Tower.

The buffets ensure visitors receive high-quality snacks and beverages in a clean environment.

The staff at the buffets are extremely friendly and helpful, as well!

One of the best perks is you can also take your food with you from the buffet and have a small picnic on Champ de Mars, with a great view of the Tower, which is great during the light shows

The Eiffel Tower restaurants serve 3-course meals, with drinks and desserts, for visitors who want to enjoy a 3-course meal instead of light snacks which are served at the buffets. 

Eiffel Tower buffet tickets 

You do not require tickets to enter the Eiffel Tower buffets available at the Esplanade but to access the buffets on the first or second floor of the tower, you require a general admission ticket.

The first and second levels of the Tower are accessible by staircase or elevator at your convenience. 

The buffets on all levels can be accessed with an Eiffel Tower elevator ticket, making it easy to visit for people with mobility issues and children.

First-time visitors who plan to explore the Eiffel Tower before having a meal should buy the Eiffel Tower guided tour ticket, which will give you elevator access to the buffets as well! 

You can explore the history and construction of the Eiffel Tower with a professional tour guide. 

Timings of the Eiffel Tower buffet 

The Eiffel Tower buffet opens all days of the week at 9.30 am, as soon as the Eiffel Tower is open to the public.

You can dine here until its closing time at 10.30 pm, which is half an hour before the closing time of the Eiffel Tower.

The Buffets on the esplanade, first and second levels may have different timings; hence, make sure you call the Tower and confirm the timings before you plan your visit.

Tips to remember when visiting the Eiffel Tower buffets

Here are some essential tips to remember when visiting the Eiffel Tower buffets to ensure you have the best experience!

  • Book your Eiffel Tower tickets online in advance, as limited ticket options are available at the gate. You can also avoid long lines if you purchase your tickets online.

  • The buffet food and beverages cost is not included in the entry ticket you purchase online or at the Tower entrance. 

  • Avoid carrying heavy bags or luggage, as these are prohibited in the buffet or tower.

  • Visitors not planning to enter the Eiffel Tower can visit the Buffets without an entry ticket on the esplanade! 

  • Arrive slightly earlier than the time mentioned on your ticket so you have enough time to go through the security at the gates.

  • Baby strollers are not allowed inside the Eiffel Tower or the buffets; hence, take the elevator if you are traveling with kids.

  • Madame Brasserie and Jules Verne have filling meal options for lunch and dinner, which is excellent for visitors who want the complete Parisian dining experience. 

  • Outside food and drinks are not allowed inside the Tower, making the Buffet the cheapest dining option. 

FAQs for the Eiffel Tower buffet 

Can I eat in the Eiffel Tower?

Two Michelin-starred restaurants in the Eiffel Tower, Madame Brasserie and Jules Verne, have excellent French cuisine options.

You can also have a quick snack at the Eiffel Tower Buffets. We recommend the Macaron Bar to those with a sweet tooth.

The Champagne Bar at the Summit is the best spot for a glass of Rose or White Champagne in the Tower. 

How much is a meal in the Eiffel Tower?

The meal prices differ during lunch and dinner and will change depending on the restaurant and menu option you choose. Here are some of the prices:

Lunch at Madame Brasserie: €61
• Lunch at Jules Verne: €160
Dinner at Madame Brasserie: €128
• Dinner at Le Jules Verne: €255

What is the cost of an Eiffel Tower entry ticket?

The Eiffel Tower’s basic entry ticket for adults from 4 to 99 years of age costs €25. The Guided Tour ticket of the Tower for adults below 99 years costs €89.

Do you have to make reservations to eat at the Eiffel Tower?

You must make reservations for lunch and dinner at Madame Brasserie and Jules Verne restaurants. You can visit the Eiffel Tower buffets and Eiffel Tower Macaron Bar without reservations. 

What sort of meals can I have at the Eiffel Tower buffet?

You can have a light snack or lunch at the Eiffel Tower buffet, including meals like sandwiches, salads, pizza, pasta, ice cream, and many beverages like slushies, soft drinks, and more.

Can I enter the Eiffel Tower buffet for free?

Yes, you can enter the Eiffel Tower buffet for free at the esplanade of the Eiffel Tower. If you want to visit the buffets on the first and second levels, you must purchase an entry ticket to the Tower as well.

How many steps to get to the second level of the Eiffel Tower? 

In total, you will have to climb 674 steps to reach the second level of the Eiffel Tower. 

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