Don't skip the Eiffel Tower in Paris. As Parisians, we keep being fascinated by its size and transparency.
Have a look at our 4 hour Eiffel Tower walking tour including Quai Branly and Palais de Chailllot.
The Eiffel Tower was built in Paris from 1887 to 1889 by Gustave Eiffel (picture), a French engineer specializing in revolutionary steel constructions.
The Eiffel Tower originally had no use. Gustave Eiffel wanted to demonstrate the capabilities of steel engineering at Paris 1889 world exhibition (picture).
At 300 meters, the Eiffel Tower remained the world tallest building until 1930 and the completion of the Chrysler Building in New York City.
A daring dream, the Eiffel Tower weights 7300 tons. The pressure it applies on the ground is equivalent to a chair with a man seated on it.
Now 324 meters high with its television antennas, it towers above Paris, a city free from skyscrapers.
Open air lifts bring you up to the first (58 meters above ground), second (115 meters) and third floor (276 meters) with their fantastic Paris views.
You can walk up to the second floor, this is great.
Locate Eiffel Tower on Paris map.
More information on Eiffel Tower in Paris
Eiffel Tower official web site
Eiffel Tower entrance tickets (adults: 15.5 euros)
Eiffel Tower lunch
Eiffel Tower walking tour
Eiffel Tower fireworks
Paris metro: Metro station Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel on RER C and Bir Hakeim on line 6.
More top Paris monuments.