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"The Symbol of Paris" La Tour Eiffel Tip by longsanborn

La Tour Eiffel, Paris: 600 reviews and 1,069 photos

  The Great Tower
by longsanborn

The Eiffel Tower is unmistakenly the great symbol of Paris. It is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine. It is the tallest structure in Paris and the most recognized monument in the world. Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, it is also the most visited monument in the world.

Including the 24 m (78.7 ft) antenna, the structure is 324 m (1063 ft) high (since 2000) which is about 81 stories. In 1902, it was struck by lightning, which caused builders to reconstruct 300 feet of the top. The lights illuminating the tower also had to be replaced since they were damaged by the high energy of the lightning.

There are 1660 steps (360 to the first level, another 359 to the second). It is not possible for the public to reach the summit via the stairs, lifts are required beyond the second platform. Lift tickets may be purchased at the base or either platform.

Address: Trocadero
Directions: You can't miss it!!!
Phone: +33 892 70 12 39

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 27, 2007
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