La Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower)

Eiffel TowerI don’t care how long you’re in Paris for; be it a day or a decade, you will not be able to see everything. Regardless, it’s safe to say that you definitely will see the Eiffel Tower.

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Designed by Gustave Eiffel (and others) for the 1889 World’s Fair, the tower was the tallest building in the world at 320 meters, and stayed as such for 41 years (until the Chrysler Building in New York was built in 1930). Originally, the Eiffel Tower was hated by many Parisians, including French writer Guy de Maupassant, who famously claimed he ate lunch at the Eiffel Tower every day because it was the only spot in the city where he didn’t have to look at it. Today, the tower is cherished, and stands as an iconic symbol not only for Paris, but for France as a whole. The Eiffel Tower is undoubtedly a beautiful sight to behold, and it’s arguably the most famous and recognizable building in the world. But is all the hype worth it? I say yes.

Eiffel Tower

Also worth it is the €14 elevator ride to the top. The panoramic views of Paris will leave you in awe. It’s the best way to see the “City of Light.”

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6 thoughts on “La Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower)

  1. I went to school here in Ireland with a girl who’s surname is Eiffe and she told us her Great Grandfather was Gustav Eiffel. Never found out if that was true though. Nice shots:)

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