The landmark Eiffel Tower, once an ugly unappreciated structure is today’s most famous romantic attraction of the world. The 324 meters tall tower stands in the midst of busy seventh arrondissement district and can be seen as a dominant structure from far. The River Seine flows beneath the Eiffel Tower. The surrounding are pleasant, there are gift shops where you can buy miniatures of Eiffel tower. There are 259 restaurants close to Eiffel tower which are crowded with the tourists all the time. The view from Trocadéro gardens with the served French cuisine is most appreciated.
The Eiffel tower visit entertains the tourists by educating them about the construction history. The tower is manmade and is the second largest monument of France after Millau Viaduct. The height of the Eiffel tower is equivalent to the height of an 81 story building. The construction was first completed in the month of March of year 1889. The structure was basic at that time and was a landmark for the celebration French revolution centennial. The name of the tower is after its builder Gustave Eiffel, the revolutionary architect. The structure designers of the Tower were Maurice Koechlin and Émile Nouguier.
The Eiffel tower has three floors and nine operating lifts, which are filled up with the enthusiastic tourists. The stairs are also available for the first and second floor. The entire first floor has been used to portray the photos of different eras related to the Eiffel Tower. From 1889 till 2015 a lot has been added and changed. There is installation of antennas, lifts, glass floors, glittering lights and even a unique ice skating ring, installed in 2014 for winter celebrations. The surroundings of Eiffel tower is always crowded by the people whether traveling on foot or by cruise on seine. The tower is the most highly paid visited monument of the world. There are long queue in peak season of tourists. Most of the visitors prefer to view in evening or night as when the lights are dazzling in the Paris.
The view from the top of Eiffel Tower, including skycaps, esplanades all surrounded with ancient trees, is simply breath-taking. It offers more than the imagination of the tourists. Some of the places that can be seen far in the city of lights and love Paris include Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Opéra Garnier, Invalides, Palais de Chaillot, Palais de Tokyo, The Tuileries gardens, The Louvre Museum, The Louvre Pyramid, Hôtel de Ville, Saint-Germain, Saint-Michel, Quartier Latin, Place de la Bastille, La Madeleine, Place de la Concorde,Place des Vosges, The Marais, Sacré Coeur, Palais Royal, Panthéon, La Défense, The Montparnasse tower, The National Assembly, The Père Lachaise cemetery, Château de Versailles, Paris Stock Exchange, Bibliothèque Nationale de France (French National Library), UNESCO and (Bois de Boulogne) Jardin d’Acclimatation.
The Google rating for this famous landmark is 4.7 stars. The number of visitors increases with every passing year. The average visiting number of tourists is around 250 million. The famous restaurants in the Eiffel tower including Le 58 tour Eiffel, the Le Jules Verne on first floor and a gourmet restaurant on the second floor are booked by the visitors and are used for several occasions. The Eiffel tower is indeed a must see of not only France but the world.
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