Impossible to miss, the Eiffel Tower can be found at the Champ de Mars, rising over Paris and its top visible from any point in the city. This aerodynamic marvel stands 324m (1,063 ft) tall and was the world’s tallest building until the Chrysler Building was completed in New York in 1930.
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Designed by engineer Gustave Eiffel and built between 1887 and 1889, The Eiffel Tower weighs 10 tons and was constructed mostly out of puddle iron. Its construction was meant to serve as an entrance arch for the 1889 World’s Fair, marking the centennial of the French Revolution.
However – and despite the critical uproar from Parisians that opposed to its construction – the Eiffel Tower was never taken down. Today, all aversions have faded away and the Tower is the most visited paid attraction in the entire world. Check our tours to the Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower has three different levels that can be reached either by stairs or lift:
First Floor: Located at 58m (or 189 ft), this floor includes an observatory, post office, panoramic gallery, souvenir shop and the Altitude 95 restaurant.
Second Floor: At 116m (or 380 ft) one can easily start appreciating the exhilarating view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower. The second floor also features telescopes, shops, animated displays on the operation of the lifts and the renowned (and expensive) Jules Verne restaurant.
Third Floor: Finally, at 276m (or 906 ft) get blown away by the breath-taking panoramas that one can only experience from the topmost floor of the Eiffel Tower, aided by the displays that will guide you to fully appreciate the entire panoramic view.
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