Eiffel Tower

Built by the engineer Gustave Eiffel in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition. At 317 meters high, the tower is three storeys high and houses the radio and television transmitters of the capital at its summit. Visit of the machineries (at the basement of the West and East pillars) elevators. Exceptional panoramic view day and night on Paris, the Paris region and suburbs.

Reconstitution of the meeting between Gustave Eiffel and Thomas Edison. Panoramic and orientation tables so that tourists can easily find the Paris districts and the historic Parisian monuments. At the foot of the Eiffel Tower is the Champs de Mars, tourist walk if any. Tourism side; it is the most visited monument or tourist place in Paris.

Tourists and photo enthusiasts find themselves at the foot of the Eiffel Tower (high place of tourism) to immortalize their stay in Paris by photographing themselves in groups …

All nationalities are represented through these photos of the Eiffel Tower.

Figures and history

With its 300 meters (320.75 m antenna) and 7,000 tons, it was the tallest building in the world until 1930. Other statistics include:

2.5 million rivets.
300 steel workers and 2 years (1887-1889) to build it.
Swing up to 12 cm in high wind.
The height varies up to 15 cm depending on the temperature.
15,000 pieces of iron (excluding rivets).
40 tons of paint.
1652 steps.

It was almost demolished in 1909, but was saved because of its antenna – used for telegraphy at that time. From 1910, she enters the international time service. French radio (since 1918) and French television (since 1957) have also benefited from its stature.

During its existence, the Eiffel Tower has also witnessed some strange scenes, including that of a mountaineer in 1954 and his parachute in 1984 by two Englishmen. In 1923, a journalist got off the first floor by bike.

However, if her birth was difficult, she is now completely accepted and must be listed as one of the symbols of Paris itself.


How to get to the Eiffel Tower


M6 Bir-Hakeim stop
M9 stop Lena


5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris