Behind the scenes of the Eiffel Tower
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What to expect
Visit the backstage of this amazing monument, guided by our tour guide who will provide you all the related details. You can access the old bunker hidden under the Champ-de-Mars. As a part of the real privilege to be at such a place, you will slide into the startling and imposing engine area where the initially installed machine is still supporting the work of the elevators. Climbing up to the 2-nd floor you will be surprised by the amazing and unexpected view on the city – unprecedented 360 panorama from the prestigious Jules Verne Restaurant.
In 1889 on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition, the Official Gazette announced a contest for erection of a tour on the Champ-de-Mars. The tower had to be metal, of a square base, 125 m wide and 300m high. Among the 107 presented plans the Gustave Eiffel project won the tender.
After 2 years, 2 months and 5 days the new construction was exposed to the public. Visitors were able to ascend the monument by elevators – a substantial technical achievement for those days. Even today this exceptional monument is a testimony of the visionary genie Gustave Eiffel.