Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel
on the occasion of the universal exhibition
Located on the upper side of the Champ de
Mars, not far from the river Seine, this
monument has quickly become a symbol of
France and of its capital.
At the beginning it was 300 meters high
and its height has increased up to 325 meters
after the installation of several aerials
on its top.
The Eiffel Tower has been the highest tower
of the world for almost forty years, until
the construction in 1930 of the Chrysler
Building, in New York. The tower has been
used in the past to conduct several scientific
tests and today it serves the purpose of
transmitting for a great number of radio
and television programs.
Criticized harshly straight after its creation
by Parisians, the Eiffel Tower represented
during the universal exhibition the showcase
of French technology.
The tower, by its enormous dimension and
its characteristic shape, has immediately
become the symbol of the whole country and
it is now loved and appreciated by French
Visitors who want to get to the top of the
Tower should climb 1665 steps…or take the
more comfortable elevator.
The height of the tower increases of 6-7
cm due to high temperatures and retract
during cold time. Realized in 2 years, 2
months and 5 days, from 1887 and 1889, by
250 workers, the tower was officially inaugurated
the 31 March 1889.
More than 6 millions of visitors come every
year from all over the world to admire it.
ground floor of the monument let access
visitors from the feet of the tower. The
North foot leads to the three floors of
the tower through a lift that can carry
110 people directly to the second floor.
Otherwise you can only use stairs to get
to the top of the Tower.
The lift of the north floor, built in 1965
and renewed in 1995, is the main one.
A Gustave Eiffel bust, located in a corner,
keeps an eye on tourists taking pictures.
The West foot only opens in case of huge
crowds and offers the same services than
the North one.
The South foot give access to the famous
restaurant Jules Vernes, located on the
second floor of the Tower, while the East
foot is reserved to those courageous visitors
who desire climbing the monument by foot.
The first floor is the widest and it hosts
the pavilion Ferrié that houses several
exhibition spaces, a cinema, a restaurant,
shops and even a post office to send postcards
directly from the monument. Some curious
details disseminated all over the monument
narrate the history of the Tower: an ancient
water pump that powered the motors of the
old lifts, an electronic telescope to discover
Paris from the Eiffel Tower and a magical
box projecting images of the life of Gustave
The panoramic view from the first floor
is really amazing and you can grasp at a
glance the river Seine and the Champ de
Avenue Gustave Eiffel
Champ de Mars - Tour
Every day from 9h30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and
from June to September until midnight
Single: from 4 to 11€
Reduced: from 2,30 to 6€
Groups: from 2,30 to 10€.
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