"Did you recognise it ?" La Tour Eiffel Tip by mariev
La Tour Eiffel, Paris: 603 reviews and 1,084 photos
No ? Try again !
Hint : it has been classified 'the most widely known european monument'
Like more than 6,000,000 visitors per year, you can't avoid going to see the Tour Eiffel if you want to tell your friends/family that you have been in Paris.
To get better aquainted with this his impressive lady's, lets see her official ID :
"Date of birth: March 31, 1889
Contractor: Gustave Eiffel & Cie
Engineers: Maurice Koechlin & Emile Nouguier
Architect: Stephen Sauvestre
Height: 324m (including flagpole)
Total weight: 10,100 tons
Latitude : 48º 51' 32" North
Longitude : 002º 17' 45" East
Number of steps: 1665
Owner: City of Paris"
The Tour Eiffel can be visited every day of the year, you may access the first, the 2nd or the top floor and see Paris under your feet (for the 1st and 2nd floor you have the choice between stairs and lifts, for the 3rd, visitors' access is only by lift).
There are 2 restaurants in it : the luxuous Jules Verne and the more (expensive)cafeteria style Altitude 95.
The view from the top is impressive, but, if you are afraid by the (common)lenghty queues you can just stroll around and appreciate the sight (like, for instance, by night, from the parvis du Palais de Chaillot)
The tour Eiffel has also a vey usefull characteristic : wherever you are in Paris, you can see it - better than a compass !
Address: Champ de Mars (7th)
Directions: Between the Champ de Mars and the Trocadero
Can be seen from about everywhere in Paris
Phone: 33 (0) 1 44 11 23 23
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