This is the most famous monument in Paris, and possibly the world. Designed by the architect Sauvestre and the engineer Eiffel in 1889 for the World's Fair, the Eiffel Tower was the cause of much controversy before finally being accepted and recognised as one of the most beautiful creations of new modernity. Attracting millions of visitors every day, the 'Iron Lady' keeps a constant watch over the city of Paris.
The Eiffel Tower
Champ de Mars 75007 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0) 1 44 11 23 23 Fax: +33 (0) 1 44 11 23 22
The Eiffel Tower is open every day: from 1st January until 13th June and from 31st August until 31st December from 9:30am until 11:00pm (stairs open until 6:30pm) and from 14th June until 30th August from 9:00am until midnight. Entrance fees to top floor: adults: ?10.20; children: ?5.50.
"Shepherdess O Eiffel Tower this morning the bridges are bleating" -G. Apollinaire© Valerijs Kostreckis / 123RF
Standing (originally) at 313.2 meters, the Eiffel Tower remained the tallest building in the world for 41 years.© Viacheslav Baranov / 123RF
The Eiffel Tower rises skyward like a rocket.© Roland Nagy / 123RF
Symbolising both France and its capital city, the Eiffel Tower welcomes nearly 7 million visitors every year.© Michal Bednarek / 123RF
Many events are staged at the Eiffel Tower, including firework displays, concerts, and light shows. There is even a skating rink in winter.© Filip Fuxa / 123RF