Discover the Iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris

No visit to Paris is complete without visiting one of the most famous monuments in the world, the Eiffel Tower.

View of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

This iconic building in Paris was built between 1887 and 1889 as part of the 1889 World's Fair. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. The Eiffel Tower is 330 meters tall and was the tallest structure in the world until the construction of the Empire State Building in New York in 1930.

  View on Paris from the Eiffel Tower

The tower is made of steel and consists of four pillars that form a pyramid together. The structure has three levels - the first level, the second level, and the summit. On these different levels you will find a couple of restaurants, a few eateries, a champagne bar, museum exhibits, a children's play area, souvenir shops, Gustave Eiffel's office, and an observation deck offering panoramic views of Paris. 

Elevator on the Eiffel Tower

When it opened in 1889, the Eiffel Tower had a reddish-brown color. A decade later, it was coated in yellow paint. The tower was also yellow-brown and chestnut brown before the adoption of the current, specially mixed “Eiffel Tower Brown” in 1968. 

View of the First Floor on the Eiffel Tower

If you want to visit the Eiffel Tower, make sure you reserve a ticket for the summit in advance. There are only a limited number of tickets per day to visit the top floor. On busy days it is possible that all these tickets are already reserved and you can only visit the Eiffel Tower up to the second level. 

Stairs on the Eiffel Tower

Location Eiffel Tower: Champ de Mars, 5 Av. Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France.
Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

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