Standing beneath this 19th century wrought iron spire is quite an experience! The French Eiffel Tower is a lattice tower in Paris, named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel. Initially critiqued by intellectuals, the Tower emerged out to be one of the most renowned structures of France. Besides, Eiffel Tower offers paid visit to about 7 million people annually. Not to mention, Eiffel tower is painted in different shades of reddish brown and bronze to perfectly complement the Parisian sky. Notice the darker shade of the bottom base, and watch it against the nude sky.
Important things to remember at Eiffel Tower
This 1065 feet tower is the tallest structure of Paris, visible from most parts of the city. The square base allow you to click wonderful inclined pictures of the tower. Eiffel Tower has 3 levels for you to explore; the first and second floors are equipped with restaurants while the top floor observation deck is only accessible to European Union residents. You can purchase the tickets to visit the first and second levels by stairs or lift. Otherwise you can stay on the ground level, to take distant pictures of the monument.
Explore Eiffel Tower’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd Floor
Each level is connected to each other with over 300 steps. In addition, a staircase leads to the top level, however it is usually accessible by lift for €15. Take the lift, if you truly want to enjoy the city skyline experience.
Observe the 4 decorative grill-work arches, which serve to make the tower look more substantial.
If you want to create a special memory by dining at the Eiffel Tower, then try the french cuisine at Le 58 on the first level, or Le Jules Verne, with its own lift on the second level. Le Jules Verne is a 1 star Michelin restaurant, run by the multi-Michelin star chef Alain Ducasse. Additionally, you can also try the champagne bar of the top floor.
Beatles song “I Am the Walrus” featured Semolina climbing the Eiffel Tower, but a woman actually got married to the it in 2008. Thereafter, she changed her name to Erika La Tour Eiffel. Also, Margaret Thatcher and Eiffel Tower share the same nickname ‘La Dame de Fer’ which means the Iron Lady. Eiffel is a great movie cliche, although only a few tall buildings have a clear view of the tower. Entry Fee: € 7 to take the stairs, € 11 for the lift to 2nd Floor and € 8.50 to 1st Floor