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Yes, it really is that spectacular

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most well known structures in the world. It was originally built as the entrance for the World's Fair in 1889. It is named after Gustave Eiffel, the engineer who designed it.

The Eiffel Tower is made of iron and weighs around 10000 tonnes. Every 7 years the tower is painted to protect it from rust.

Two hundred and fifty million visitors have climbed the tower (either by stairs or lift) since its opening. You can climb the stairs to the first two levels (I have done this so only a minimal level of fitness is required). The third and highest level can only be accessed by the lift. Personally I like the daytime vista the best. Paris is absolutely laid out before your eyes.

The iconic design has been recreated around the world. Probably the most well known is the half size replica at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

Each evening on the hour the Eiffel Tower "twinkles". Make sure to take the time to see this as it can only be described as breathtaking.

  • Last visit to Paris: Sep 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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