Metro: Bir-Hakeim (line 6), Ecole-Militaire (line 8)
RER: Champs-de-Mars-Tour-Eiffel (line C)
Located in the 7th arrondissement, the Eiffel Tower can be considered as
the most widely known landmark in France; the symbol of Paris.
||La Tour Eiffel :
View from Théâtre Nationale de Chaillot, after having seen
To the southeast is the Ecole Militaire (French Military School), and to
the northwest is the Seine and the Chaillot Palace. Planning began in
1884, construction began in 1887, and the tower was presented in 1889 at the
Universal Exposition celebrating the centenary of the French Revolution.
1st Floor: 57m high
2nd Floor: 115m high
3rd Floor: 276m high
One can reach these floors by elevator, or on foot. By the way, they charge
you to walk up the stairs, so take the elevator unless you want calves of
steel, and buns too.
The tower's architect was Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923).
The tower weighs 10,000 tons, and the top of the tower sways 6-7 cm because
of savage gusts of wind.
Evolution of the tower's height:
312.27m (height in 1889, counting the flag at the top)
317.96m (height in 1991, counting the antenna)
318.70m (height in 1994, counting the antenna
must've been a new
324.00m (height in 2000, counting the antenna
yet another new
The Eiffel tower was actually the tallest building in the world until 1930
when the Chrysler Building in New York was built.
Neat fact: The Eiffel Tower is repainted every 5 years and 50 tons of paint
are used each time!