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Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel) is the symbol of Paris, one of the most visited tourist attractions and the best known tower in the world.

The Eiffel Tower is 300 meters (984 ft) tall and was designed by Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exibition of 1889 and stirred great controversy among the Paris citizens. After its opening the intellectuals of Paris gathered to protest against the grotesque Eiffel Tower.

The Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world until 1931 when the Empire State building in New York was built. Gustave Eiffel also constructed the framework of the Statue of Liberty in New York City.

The Eiffel Tower is made of iron and has three observation levels, all accessible by elevators. The first level is at 57 meters (187 ft) and has a post office. The second level features a restaurant and is at 115 meters (376 ft) and the third level is at 276 meters (905 ft) and has observation deck that can hold 800 people. During the summer it gets very crowded and the wait can be as much as an hour per level.

One curious fact – every seven years the Eiffel Tower is painted using 60 tons of paint.
Eiffel Tower Paris
Where is the Eiffel Tower: Champ de Mars, arrondissement 7

How to get to the Eiffel Tower: By Metro line 6, to Bir-Hakeim or Trocadéro station; RER – C to Champ de Mars station

Opening hours: Mid June to August, daily 9:00 AM to midnight; September to Mid June, daily from 9:00 AM 11 PM.

Parc du champ de Mars Paris
Parc du champ-de-Mars, Paris
Eiffel Tower Paris
Eiffel Tower, Paris

Eiffel Tower Paris
Eiffel Tower, Paris

Visit the Eiffel Tower official web site here.

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hey you says:
Climbing the Eiffel Tower was on the top of my to do list when in Paris. The lines are long but it is worth it!

jerome says:
Eiffel Tower is not only the symbol of Paris. It is also an amazing structure, graceful and beautiful. It is very funny when you read the stories how the people of Paris were outraged by the project and thought it ugly and uninviting.

roshani says:
Eiffel Tower is 321 m (1051 feet)high.