"Eiffel Tower" La Tour Eiffel Tip by selbya

La Tour Eiffel, Paris: 603 reviews and 1,084 photos

  Beneath the Eiffel Tower
by selbya
 
 

The Eiffel Tower.
It doesn't matter how many times you have seen this gorgeous monument, it still takes your breath away. If you have the stomach for it, you must travel all the way to the top. At 307m high, the views are stunning, particularly at night when the lights below give Paris a golden glow. During the day, if it is clear, you can see for approximately 45 miles. There is an exclusive restaurant on the second floor, but you must book well in advance. An interesting anecdote: in 1912 a tailor called Reichelt tried to fly from the parapet with only a modified cape for wings. He died of a heart attack before he hit the ground. Such was the life before cheap air travel...
Metro: Bir-Hakeim

Address: Central Paris
Directions: Champs de Mars
Phone: 01 44 11 23 11
Website: http://www.eiffel-tower.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 14, 2003
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