Eiffel Tower, Paris

Recommended Internet Sites

The Official Site of The Eiffel Tower

Great Buildings  - online

 

 

Most 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 unanimously chosen.

There are 2 stages that you can walk up to, and to get to the very top, you need the cable car.

 

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