The Arc de Triomphe today stands at the centre of a the worlds largest traffic roundabout at the..Louvre Information
The Musée du Louvre is a landmark building in the centre of Paris, it is located at one end of of..Notre Dame Information
Translated from the French and meaning 'Our Lady of Paris', Notre Dame de Paris is a classic..Champs Elysees Information
The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is one of the most prestigious avenues in all of Paris and is one..Luxembourg Gardens Information
The Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg) are in the grounds of the Luxembourg Palace, which..Catacombs of Paris Information
The Catacombs of Paris are a series of tunnels and disused quarries used to store the bones of the..Centre Pompidou Information
Located in near the centre of Paris the Centre Pompidou is a well known attraction in Paris. It is..See all locations in Paris
The tallest building in Paris is also one of the worlds most recognised monuments and has become a symbol of all things French. The Eiffel Tower is also the most visited monument in the world and it has been estimated that over 200 million people have visited the tower since it's opening.
The Eiffel tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel for the 1888 World Fair in Barcelona, however it was refused entry to that event by the authorities at that time. Later the design was submitted to the Parisians for consideration and it was accepted, and the tower was completed in 1889 and opened on 6 May that same year. It was the tallest structure in the world until 1930 and is still the fifth tallest structure in Paris. The tower is quite remarkable, not just because of it's indisputable beauty, but also because of the economy of design employed. The entire structure only weighs 10,000 tonnes, while a cylinder of air the same height as the tower and of an equal diameter at the base would weight only slightly more.
Visitors to the Eiffel Tower can purchase tickets at the base to ascend the tower. There are three levels accessible to visitors, the first two can be reached by either stairs of elevators while the third and highest level is accessible only by lift.