Eiffel Tower in Paris

19 Avenue de la Bourdonnais

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is an iconic landmark of Paris, France, nestled in the Champ de Mars park. It was built by Gustave Eiffel between 1887 and 1889 for the 1889 Exposition Universelle, which was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. The tower was initially criticized by some Parisians, but it has now become an important symbol of the city and attracts over 7 million visitors every year.

The Eiffel Tower stands at 324 meters tall, making it one of the tallest structures in France. The tower has three levels open to visitors —the first and second levels can be accessed by stairs or elevators, while the top level is only accessible by elevator. Visitors have the option to purchase tickets to access one, two, or all levels. During the peak tourist season, it is recommended to purchase tickets in advance to avoid long lines.

Interesting facts about the Eiffel Tower include that its construction involved over 18,000 metallic parts and that its color changes from brown at the base to a lighter color at the top due to its paint job. The tower also served as a radio broadcast tower until 1935 and was used for scientific experiments until the 1980s.

Today, the tower is illuminated with over 20,000 light bulbs every night, making it a stunning sight to behold. There are also restaurants and souvenir shops available at the first and second levels for visitors to enjoy.

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