Time Required: 2-3 Hours
Stretched high in the skies of Paris, the iconic Eiffel Tower is probably the most well-known symbol of the country, France. Built initially as a temporary structure, the tower is at present amongst the most visited sites in the world and has turned into a celebrated example of a one-off style of architecture. It is located on the Champ de Mars space and hosts the visitors on its three levels – with restaurants on the first two floors and the observation deck on the third. The evening show here is a spectacle to not miss out as the ‘Iron Lady’ sparkles in her beautiful lights for about 5 minutes every hour.
The Eiffel Tower is to Paris, what the Statue of Liberty is to New York or the Big Ben is to London. Built to honour the centenary of the French Revolution, this 300 ft. marvel was supposed to be a temporary installation in the Universal Exposition of 1889 but the ‘Iron Lady’ still stands tall today despite the initial oppositions. The city officials recognised its worth as a radio-telegraph station now it is one of the busiest tourist attractions in the French capital.
Pre-book your tickets months in advance.
Also book tickets online to avoid rush once at the tower.
Pick a feasible time to visit the tower between daylight and night time so that you can get to see the beauty of both worlds.
If you want to skip the long lines to the elevator, take the stairs. Additionally, you get to witness beautiful views of the city if you choose the stairway.
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(June 14 – August 21): 9 AM to 12:45 AM with the last round to the summit before 11 PM and the other levels before midnight
Rest of the year: 9:30 AM to 11:45 PM with the last round to the summit before 10:30 PM and to the other levels before 11:00 PM
(June 14 – August 31): 9 AM to 12:45 AM with the last opening before midnight
Rest of the year 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM with the last opening at 6 PM
The design of Gustave Eiffel was chosen for the ‘iron structure’ to be built on Champ de Mars to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. This installation was meant to be a temporary one, intended for the 1889 Universal Exposition but it still continues to grace the skyline of Paris. The Eiffel Tower initially met with a lot of criticism from the artist community with concerns about the structure ruining the skyline aesthetics of Paris.
It later played a vital role in military communications during World War I, serving as a radio antenna tower and thereby making it an essential part of French history.
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10 months ago by Rutvi Saxena
This one is you have already seen-it's in every movie, every tv show, every book, the epitome of romance and French elegance. The Eiffel tower is a well, towering structure made of wrought iron situated in Paris, France. The intricate lattice work and draws millions of tourists every year. There are four gateways at the four cardinal directions at the base of the tower, from where you purchase your ticket and go up-via an elevator or stairs. Very few people choose the over 1,000 steps-climb, and it would be a good idea to be particularly careful of your valuables; the crowd proves to be fruitful for pickpockets. There are three floors, with the first two having restaurants, patisseries and souvenir shops. The third floor provides a stunning overview of Paris, and is the highest point to observe from in all of European Union- Fashion Street, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées-all appear to be glittering points from the top. The Eiffel Tower lights up at night in beautiful colours, and you'll find several keychain sellers shouting Shahrukh Khan when they see an Indian; the smallest keychains cost 1 euro for 7 pieces-about Rs10 per piece! Make sure to take something warm to protect you against the howling wind on the upper storeys, and a good camera for those panoramas.
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