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The Eiffel Tower is the most visited paying landmark the world over with nearly six million visitors a year. Visiting it is without doubt the absolute must-do Parisian experience but you might find yourself disappointed if unprepared. You could be in for a wait of up to 3 hours! Whether it be a flying visit, a guided visit, complemented by a lunch or a dinner in the restaurant on the first floor, the 58 Tour Eiffel, or even seeing it from cruise on board the company Bateaux Parisiens whose departure point is just at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, Come to Paris offers interesting alternatives to make sure that the Eiffel Tower becomes for you a magnificent souvenir, forever engraved into your memory.
This superstructure was originally created for the World Fair of 1889 which was put together to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the French Revolution. It was Gustave Eiffel who led the project, who was already widely celebrated for his metallic constructions and, notably, the iron skeleton for the Statue of Liberty.
Did you know? It was not in fact Gustave Eiffel who invented the Tower that carries his name. Two of his engineers had the idea to built the 300 meter tall tower, which is 1,000 feet tall and made it the tallest Tower in the world at the time. It took 2 years, 2 months and 5 days to construct. The Eiffel Tower has now reached a height of 324 meters thanks to the radio and television antenna at the top.
Innovations: Since the 6th October 2014, a glass floor with glass railings on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower has enabled the more adventurous among us to know the thrill of walking over the void over 58 meters high. The museum tour has also been improved and made accessible to people with reduced mobility.