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Location Details

The Eiffel Tower is located in Paris, France. The Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited monuments in the world. Around 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015. Paris has similar weather than we do here in Lena, Illinois. Good months to visit the Eiffel Tower are June, July, and August because of their good weather.

Process of building the Eiffel Tower

History

The Eiffel Tower is a cast-iron tower and a great example of cast-iron construction on a huge scale. It was designed by a French engineer named Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. He built it for the Paris World's Fair of 1889. The tower is 984 feet high without its antennae. In the past, the second level had an office and printing press for a French newspaper. The tower also had a restaurant on the first floor, and a suite of rooms near the top of the tower. At the top, there was a post office. Here, visitors could send post cards and letters as a memento of their visit.

Things To DO

Resturant

This is one of the two restaurants in the Eiffel Tower. They are on the first and second floors. These are good gourmet restaurants that you can go to for a nice meal; and i nice view.

Ascending the tower

You can also buy tickets to go up and down the tower. You can decide to climb the 1,710 steps or use the elevator. From the top, you can get a wonderful view of Paris.

Eiffel Tower steps

Popular Landmark

As one of the world's most popular landmarks, the Eiffel Tower is featured in movies, video games, and T.V. shows. France's official language is French, so you might want to learn a bit of French before you decide to take a trip to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Tourists watch Eiffel Tower light show

Recent News

During this years festive, Christmas season, the Eiffel Tower had no tourist trips. This is due to the workers going on an almost 7-day-strike. France has the most strike days among any major European economies. This 300-strong staff is not demanding wage increases. They describe what they are protesting as "unproductive dialogue with management, and its deliberate lack of transparency on strategic decisions." In other words, they are protesting about the decisions being made. They don't think their overseers are doing a good job. They are losing a lot of money because on normal days, an estimated 6,000 people visit it per day. But during the Christmas holidays, there is around 20,000 visitors a day. Two projects under consideration are major paint-stripping and re-painting.

Eiffel tower on strike

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