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The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Constructed from 1887–89 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticized by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015.
The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris. Its base is square, measuring 125 metres (410 ft) on each side. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to become the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York City was finished in 1930. Due to the addition of a broadcasting aerial at the top of the tower in 1957, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building by 5.2 metres (17 ft). Excluding transmitters, the Eiffel Tower is the second tallest free-standing structure in France after the Millau Viaduct.
The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second levels. The top level’s upper platform is 276 m (906 ft) above the ground – the highest observation deck accessible to the public in the European Union. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift to the first and second levels. The climb from ground level to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the climb from the first level to the second. Although there is a staircase to the top level, it is usually accessible only by lift.
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Can’t wait to visit the Eiffel Tower? This is one of the things to do in Paris that is on everyone’s list! Here’s some things you should know before visiting the Eiffel Tower Paris…
For those who absolutely have to travel to the top we suggest starting your day at the tower as early as possible; this is a Paris top attraction so the later in the day the longer the lines will be. Trust us, you do not want to spend an entire day at just one attraction, especially if you are on a tight schedule because you only have a few days for your entire vacation in Paris. The other option to save as much time as possible, is to book your trip to the top in advance. Check out our special skip the line package deals offering you money saving tickets that also help you save time to all of the must see attractions in Paris.
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The day you visit the Eiffel Tower we recommend that you also plan for a picnic. The park that is located just across the street from the Eiffel Tower is a great place to sit down and enjoy the views. It is also a cost effective way to save money as the only thing to eat in this area is from overpriced venders. For more information on how to visit Paris without spending a fortune, check out our other video, visiting Paris on a budget, to learn about more money saving tips in this beautiful city.
While the Eiffel Tower is the main attraction in the seventh arrondissement of Paris, it is not the only thing to see here. The museum of architecture is a unique find for those who have a passion for the art of architecture. Showcasing the history of the best Beaux Art architecture in Paris, while also offering a glimpse at the future of city construction, this museum is a worthwhile visit. There is also a Maritime museum across the street that is worth a look for the sea lovers as well as a great stop for kids as the museum offers a number of interactive activities, to keep them busy. If you have the Paris Pass, you could enter this museum as well as 50 other attractions, including a river cruise on the Seine! For more details just click on the banner to the right of the screen.
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