The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower

The symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower stands 324 m tall, weighing 10,100 tons. It was erected for the Exposition Universelle of 1889.
Although the Eiffel Tower is not as tall as certain skyscrapers that have come after it, it is no doubt still one of the most beautiful and impressive structures that the world has to offer. For that reason, this symbol of Paris has attracted over 235 million visitors since it was built in the 19th century.
The Eiffel Tower was conceived by French engineer Gustave Eiffel during a competition to create an impressive monument for the upcoming World's Fair hosted in Paris. Beating out proposals from other engineers, Eiffel's creation was selected and construction took place between 1887 and 1889 — just in time for its grand debut at the World's Fair, also known as the Exposition Universelle.
Since this debut, the Eiffel Tower has been depicted in art, cinema, music and merchandise as the ultimate symbol of Paris. Its unique design and undeniable charm make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. On the 1st floor you will find shops; on the 2nd you will find the famous Jules Verne restaurant and finally on the 3rd floor you can take advantage of an exceptional 360° view!
With the Eiffel Tower being located right in front of the beautiful Champ de Mars park, visitors to Paris can enjoy a picnic in the 7th arrondissement while gazing at this dazzling landmark. Visitors can also enjoy the view from the heights of the tower by taking an elevator up to its third level. For those who like a physical challenge, the stairs can be used to go up to the second level — at a height of about 115 meters. Nighttime visitors will be delighted to see the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower as they illuminate the sky every hour.