The Eiffel Tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris is a tower built from wrought iron. The tower is named after Gustave Eiffel, the man whose company planned and erected the tower. The tower has become one of the most recognisable structures in the world and is thought to be iconic when people think of France. The tower stands at 1063 ft(324 metres). It was built in the years 1887-1889 and became the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 40 years.
The best way to travel to the tower is by bus, the 82 bus that travels through the city stops just a two-minute walk away from the entrance to the tower. Other buses such as the 42, 72 and 87 also travel to bus stops within a walking distance. By underground, take the M6 line to ‘Bir-Hakeim’ which is a 10-minute walk away.
Opening Times and Admission
The Eiffel Tower is one of the most visited sights in the whole of Europe. It has three levels open to visitors. Restaurants are available on the two lower levels and the third level is the main observation deck that gives stunning views of Paris. There is an admission fee to enter the three elevated levels of the Eiffel Tower and it is best to make a reservation in advance if you want to eat in one of its restaurants. The tower is open daily, 9.30am-11pm. Prices are set on how you want to get to the observation deck, by lift costs 25 euros but on foot is cheaper at 19 euros.