The iconic Eiffel Tower needs no introduction; it is the ultimate symbol of Paris. The wrought-iron lattice tower that stands 1,083 ft (330 m) tall was originally designed for the Exposition Universelle in 1889. The subject of much controversy initially, today, the tower stands as one of the most famous symbols of Paris. Find out all you need to know about this Parisian landmark.
Gustave Eiffel gave the Tower some scientific uses in order to prolong its lifespan. These uses include being a site for meteorological and astronomical observations, physics experiments, an optical telegraph communications point, a beacon for electric lighting, a strategic vantage point, and wind studies.
Since 1889, the tower has been used as a laboratory of measurements and scientific experiments. A meteorology laboratory was installed on the third floor on the day after the Tower’s inauguration. Between 1903 and 1905, gravity instruments were installed as he had a passion for aerodynamics. Gustave Eiffel even encouraged numerous scientific experiments on the Tower such as Foucault’s Pendulum.
The tower was also installed with an antenna for wireless broadcasting in 1903 and has been used for making radio transmissions since. A television antenna was first installed on the tower in 1957.
A. The Eiffel Tower is a 300 meter wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. Named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the structure, the tower has come to be a global cultural icon of France.
A. One of the most recognizable structures in the world, the Eiffel Tower is an architectural wonder that attracts more visitors than any other paid tourist attraction in the world. Apart from this, the tower also serves an important role in television and radio broadcasts, making it even more integral to the city.
A. The Eiffel Tower ticket prices start at €45.
A. The tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel, an entrepreneur, along with engineers Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier, and architect Stephen Sauvestre.
A. The Eiffel Tower was constructed between 26 January 1887 and 31st March 1889 for the 1889 World's Fair. The Eiffel Tower was originally built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.
A. The Eiffel Tower is located at Champs de Mars at 5 Avenue Anatole France within the 7th arrondissement of Paris.
A. The Eiffel Tower is accessible by public transport. You can reach the Eiffel Tower via metro, RER, bus, Vélib bike, boat or even by car.
A. The Eiffel Tower timings are 9:30 AM to 11:45 PM on all days. Until 17 June, the tower's opening times are 9:30 AM- 10:45 AM, excpet for 26 May to 30, 2022 and 3 June to 5, 2022, when the Eiffel Tower will remain open until 11:45 PM.
A. The Eiffel Tower is composed of three levels. On the first floor, you can explore the museum exhibits, walk over the glass floor, grab a bite to eat, and shop for souvenirs. However, it might be better to save your appetite for the second floor, which houses the Jules Verne restaurant. Make sure you take in the spectacular views of the city from the observation area. And finally, at the top you can take in panoramic views of Paris’ famous landmarks, have a glass of bubbly at the champagne bar, visit Gustav Eiffel’s office and take photos at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
A. Yes, the Eiffel Tower is home to several restaurants, including the famous Jules Verne restaurant, Madame Brasserie and the Champagne Bar at the summit. It is also home to several buffets and a Macaron Bar.