Many tourists holidaying in Paris choose to visit the Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower on the same day.
As for which attraction they visit first, well, it depends.
Because of all the required walking, some tourists prefer to visit the Louvre when they are most energetic.
Many others prefer to explore Eiffel Tower first because it takes less time and then visit the Louvre Museum after dark to explore the galleries at their own pace.
If you plan to see the Eiffel Tower first, check out our article on how to go from Eiffel Tower to Louvre Museum.
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Louvre and Eiffel Tower in one day
If you manage your time efficiently, you can see both the Parisian attractions in approximately five hours.
Tourists in a hurry are known to finish exploring the Louvre in two hours.
If you have already bought your Louvre Museum tickets in advance, for a good tour of the world’s best masterpieces, you need at least three hours.
If you decide to buy your tickets at the Museum, you will need an hour to two hours depending on the season because of the long ticket counter queues.
Once you have explored the galleries of the Louvre, you need at least half an hour to get to the Eiffel Tower.
This time will vary depending on your choice of transport.
If you have already bought your Eiffel Tower tickets, you can head straight to the elevators to take you up. Else, you may spend a lot of time in the ticket counter lines, which is unnecessary.
With an online ticket in hand, all you need is 90 minutes to explore the Eiffel Tower.
Follow the link to read up about the stunning Louvre Pyramid, before your visit.
How far is Eiffel Tower from Louvre
Eiffel Tower is 3.5 Kms (2.1 Miles) from Louvre Museum, on the other side of the River Seine.
A taxi can cover this distance in ten minutes.
If you decide to walk, you will need around 45 minutes. It is a nice walk, with the river crossing at Pont Royal (Royal bridge).
From Louvre Museum to Eiffel Tower
To get to Eiffel Tower from the Louvre Museum, you have four options: the Metro, the bus, the taxi, and a nice leisurely walk.
To Eiffel Tower by Metro
Paris has an evolved Metro service, and almost every place has a metro station within 500 meters (1/3 of a mile).
From Franklin D. Roosevelt, you must board a Line 9 train to Alma-Marceau Station, from where the Eiffel Tower is approximately 15 minutes by walk.
The whole journey takes approximately 25 minutes.
The other option is to get down at Charles de Gaulle–Étoile, the next station.
From Charles de Gaulle–Étoile, you can board a Line 6 train to Bir-Hakeim Station, from where the Eiffel Tower is approximately ten minutes by walk.
The whole journey takes approximately 30 minutes.
Because of the change in trains, we don’t recommend you take a Metro.
Louvre to Eiffel Tower by taxi
If you are short on time and money isn’t an issue, we recommend taking a taxi.
It is the fastest way to go from the Louvre Museum to the Eiffel Tower.
It isn’t easy to hail a taxi in Paris, but you can look for the nearby taxi stand. There are approximately 750 taxi stands in Paris, so one is always nearby.
However, we recommend Uber. Compared to the local Parisian taxis, most tourists find Uber drivers more polite, on time, and more reliable.
For approximately 13 Euros, an Uber can drop you at Eiffel Tower.
Bus to Eiffel Tower
To get to the Eiffel Tower, bus No 72 is highly recommended by both the locals and the tourists.
This bus runs along the river Seine, and you get to see its numerous bridges and the city’s monuments along the route.
From Pont d’Iena stop, Eiffel Tower is 11 minutes walk across the river Seine.
For the latest bus routes and timings, check out RATP, the state-owned public transport operator.
Walking to Eiffel Tower
If you have lots of time on hand, the weather is good, and you are healthy, walking to Eiffel Tower isn’t a bad idea.
But remember, you may have just walked a lot exploring the various galleries of The Louvre.
The 45-minute walk is right along the Seine, and hence beautiful.
Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower tickets
Because of their proximity, many tourists think there may be a Louvre and Eiffel Tower combo ticket.
You can see both of them on the same day, but you must buy their entry tickets separately.
Best Louvre Museum tickets
We recommend the below given three Louvre tickets –
1. Cheapest Louvre entry ticket
At 20 Euros per person, this is the cheapest ticket to see the world’s best art museum. With an audio guide, this ticket costs 24.71 Euros. Buy Now
2. Guided tour of Louvre
In two hours, a local art expert helps you skip the massive crowd and shows you the masterpieces and the underrated gems of the Louvre. Buy Now
3. Guided tour for families
This 2-hour guided tour of the Louvre Museum is customized for both kids and adults, and a special children’s guide hosts your family. Buy Now
Art lovers who aren’t on a budget holiday are known to book a private tour of the Louvre Museum for the best possible experience.
Best Eiffel Tower tickets
There are three ways to experience Eiffel Tower –
1. Priority access tickets
You skip the long lines and take an elevator up to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. This ticket is the fastest way to explore the attraction. Buy Now
2. Eiffel Tower climb tickets
Perfect for visitors who want to save some Euros and are fit enough to climb 700+ steps to the 2nd floor of the Tower. Buy Now
3. Eiffel Tower Summit tickets
Louvre and Eiffel Tower combo tours
If you don’t mind an additional activity, there are a few combo tickets, which include access to both the Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower.
1. Eiffel Tower + Louvre + Seine Cruise
This tour starts in the morning with a visit to the Eiffel Tower.
The local guide takes you to the 2nd floor of the Tower, after which you are on your own to go up to the Summit (the 3rd floor).
Before parting, the guide also hands over your tickets to the Louvre Museum and the 1-hour Seine River Cruise.
After you have seen the city’s stunning views from the top of the Eiffel Tower, you get down to board the cruise.
The boarding dock is just below the Tower.
After seeing the sights of Paris, head to the Louvre Museum for a dose of the world’s most magnificent art.
Tour price: 99 Euros / person
To the Eiffel Tower and Louvre visits, if you want to add access to Île de la Cité, Latin Quarter, and Sacré-Coeur Basilica, check out this tour.
If besides Eiffel and Louvre, you would prefer to visit Notre Dame as well, check this out.
2. Eiffel Tower + Louvre + Cruise + Paris Tour
If you are in Paris on a short stay, this is just the right package to book.
You get to see the two most popular attractions in the city – the Eiffel Tower and The Louvre.
And you explore the city twice – by water on a Seine River Cruise and land in an air-conditioned van or coach.
Tour price (3+ years): 110 Euros
If you plan to visit Eiffel Tower first and then the art museum, check out how to go from Eiffel Tower to the Louvre Museum.
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