Official Site of The Eiffel Tower
Buildings - online
important! Walk up this metal monstrosity, and don't take the
cable car! Only by slowly walking up step by step through the
belly of this giant monument, can you get a real feel for its
history and magnitude. A
Tourist Tip! -
you can take the cable car down for free - no one checks the
tickets on the way down!
The Eiffel Tower was built for the
International Exhibition of Paris of 1889 commemorating the
centenary of the French Revolution. The Prince of Wales, later
King Edward VII of England, opened the tower. Of the 700 proposals
submitted in a design competition, Gustave Eiffel's was
There are 2 stages that you can walk up
to, and to get to the very top, you need the cable car.