Paris Eiffel Tower

Paris Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is one of the first images that flashes to mind when thinking of Paris and is symbolic of the magnificence that characterises the city centre. Completed in 1889, the Eiffel Tower has stood as a silent guardian to changes in modern Paris and remains the tallest building in the city.

The wonder of Paris' Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is a spectacular 81 storeys tall and was originally conceived as a centrepiece for the 1889 Exposition Universelle. Since its construction over 250 million people have visited Paris' Eiffel Tower, with it attracting over seven million paying customers annually.

Many visit the site to gain spectacular views of Paris and the Champ de Mars which the Eiffel Tower overlooks. Tourists can either climb the 300 stairs to the first observation level of the structure or take a lift. The Eiffel Tower has three sightseeing levels in total, with the highest 279 metres up its iron frame.

The Eiffel Tower is still a key feature of celebrations in Paris, with fireworks and light shows frequently fired into the night sky during New Year or Bastille Day festivities.