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#1 of 802 Places To Visit in Paris
eiffel tower
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Champ De Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
entry fee
EUR 11 - EUR 17
per person Lift entrance ticket for adult
EUR 8 - EUR 14
per person Lift entrance ticket for youth(12-24)
EUR 4 - EUR 8
per person Lift entrance ticket for child(4-11) & handicapped
per person Stairs entrance ticket (valid to 2nd floor) for adult
per person Stairs entrance ticket (valid to 2nd floor) for youth(12-24)
per person Stairs entrance ticket (valid to 2nd floor) for child(4-11) & handicapped
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All days of the week
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

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about eiffel tower

This is without doubt one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Weighing 7,000 tons, but exerting about the same pressure on the ground as an average-size person sitting in a chair, the wrought-iron tower wasn't meant to be permanent. Gustave-Alexandre Eiffel, the French engineer whose fame rested mainly on his iron bridges, built it for the 1889 Universal Exhibition. (Eiffel also designed the framework for the Statue of Liberty.) Praised by some and denounced by others (some called it a "giraffe," the "world's greatest lamppost," or the "iron monster"), the tower created as much controversy in the 1880s as I. M. Pei's glass pyramid at the Louvre did in the 1980s. What saved it from demolition was the advent of radio -- as the tallest structure in Europe, it made a perfect spot to place a radio antenna.

The tower, including its antenna, is 317m (1,040 ft.) high. On a clear day you can see it from 65km (40 miles) away. An open-framework construction, the tower unlocked the almost unlimited possibilities of steel construction, paving the way for skyscrapers. Skeptics said it couldn't be built, and Eiffel actually wanted to make it soar higher. For years it remained the tallest man-made structure on earth, until skyscrapers like the Empire State Building surpassed it.

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3 Eiffel Tower reviews
Vipin Gautam
Vipin Gautam
Jun 25 2014
I can't forget the view of whole city from the top of eiffel tower and the amazing experience of the tower is very best. It is made of iron lattice and the speciality is that no rust has been formed during the past years .And if you go to PARIS never ...... read more
Anupriya Bedi
Anupriya Bedi
Mar 28 2014
The best time is to visit it after dark when its all shimmering and glittering with lights. And keep your cameras ready as the lights at Eiffel tower starts sparkling for just 5 minutes every hour