Eiffel Tower Paris
Built in 1887, the Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris. It is now one of the most visited monuments in the world.
The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition of 1889 to celebrated the French Revolution centennial.
The construction of the iron tower took 2 years, 2 months and 5 days.
Initially, the Eiffel Tower was to be dismantled after 20 years, but it was maintained as it was used for scientific experiments : radio, TV. Even today it is used for digital TV.
Given its attendance and its usefulness, the tower is regularly renovated.
In fact, since it was open, it has welcomed more than 250 million visitors, that is nearly 7 million visitors per year.
For decades, it had been the highest monument in the world and it used to be called the "300-meter Tower".
The Eiffel Tower’s aerial is 324 meters long and weighs 10,100 tons.
Finally, every seven years, the Eiffel Tower is painted with 60 tons of paint.
It has a spectacular view over Paris, and at night, its lights create a magical atmosphere.
This is of course the must-see in Paris!
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Eiffel Tower - ParisChamp de Mars
5, Avenue Anatole France
Phone : +33 8 92 70 12 39
For more information, visit the website of the Eiffel Tower.
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