Rising 81 storeys above the Champ de Mars, the Eiffel Tower was built to form the gateway to the 1889 World’s Fair, held to celebrate the 100 anniversary of the French Revolution.
Amazingly, it was originally only intended to remain in place for 20 years. Yet, over a century past its ‘best by’ date, the Eiffel Tower remains one of the word’s iconic structures. It’s angular silhouette continues to dominate the skyline of Paris.
Almost 7 million visitors ascend at least part way up the tower each year. This makes it the most popular tourist attraction that charges an entrance fee on the planet.
I don’t mind telling you, the elevators made me feel a little nervous. Particularly the ones that take you up the angled legs of the tower as far as level two.
But boy were the views from the top worth it! Even on the chilly, hazy day we were there.
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