Is there any monument in the world more famous and iconic that Mr Gustave Eiffel's famous tower? Located in the 7th arrondissement, this immense iron monument, a true architectural and technical feat, is now the symbol of Paris and France for tourists from all over the world. The pride and joy of Parisians was quick to become the world's most visited paid admission monument!
Built between 1887 and 1889 for the Paris World's Fair in 1889, in order to showcase French technical expertise and celebrate the centenary of the French Revolution, the Eiffel Tower boasts some amazing dimensions: a height of 324 metres, 18,038 metal parts and 2,500,000 rivets all combine to create a very majestic Iron Lady! The Eiffel Tower was the world's tallest structure until the construction of the Chrysler Building in New York in 1930.
Many visitors queue up to discover one of the most beautiful panoramic views available of the city of Paris. Indeed, on the second floor there is a breathtaking view of Paris' buildings and monuments. The famous restaurant, the Jules Verne, serves sophisticated dishes in a chic designer setting. The most energetic visitors can climb up to the 3rd floor, the top of the Eiffel Tower, to enjoy stunning 360° views from the skies, with the option of enjoying a glass of champagne as a reward!
Every evening, the prestigious Parisian tower sparkles with golden lights, a magical display that happens for five minutes every hour, on the hour, until 1 am.
At the foot of the monument is the vast Champ-de-Mars garden, which offers a pleasant place for a relaxing picnic with a superb view of the impressive metal structure.
Located not far from Les Invalides, another iconic Parisian attraction, the Eiffel Tower is accessible on foot or by bike, boat, bus or Metro via the Bir-Hakeim station.