Eiffel Tower - One Of The Most Famous Symbols Of France
If having an opportunity to visit Paris, France, it is certainly that you can not goof Eiffel Tower. It catches more than 7 millions visitors every year and it is considered as one of the most famous symbols of France.
Located in No.5, Anatole France avenue, district 7, Paris city, along with Seine river and belongs to Champ de Mars park, Eiffel Tower is the highest structure in France as well as one of the symbols of Paris.
In 1884, to commemorate 100 years of the French Revolution bourgeois, French government decided to hold an international exhibitions and build a commemorative tower named Eiffel Tower.
Eiffel Tower - One of the most famous symbols of France
Which ways to get there?
It is easy to get to Eiffel Tower, Paris with the plenty of the city's vehicles. You can take a plane and be landed at Charles de Gaulle National Airport about 25 kilometers away from the city. Coming here, you can travel by public transportation such as bus, subways and trains to get the tower. Subway is the best choice for you with more than 300 stations clearly marked by "M" and 16 roads numbered and marked by different colors.
Weather of Paris
Paris weather is relatively pleasant because of being influenced by the sea. It is not too cold in winter with the lowest temperature of 6 degrees Celsius and summer days are also not so hot with an average temperature of about 23 degrees Celsius. Each season brings its different beauty. Hence, you can optionally choose the suitable time depending your hobby.
Do you know which makes Eiffel Tower be one of the world's tallest structures?
One of the world tallest structures
Eiffel Tower, which is a global icon of France, is assembled from two separate parts. The foundation is built on four pillars, and the tower in tapering shape put on a solid background.
It is 327.7 meters high that is compared with a 100-storey building. Its body is made entirely by steel in the weights up to 9,000 tons with the number of 12 thousand metals welded together.
To create the harmonious beauty with the surrounding landscape, the top of the tower is darker than the bottom. Because its structure is made entirely by metals and irons, it will shift away from the sun by up to about 17 centimeters in summer due to the thermal expansion of the metal on the sides facing to the sun.
What is the exciting things here?
There are three observatories in all accommodating up to 10 thousand people at the same time and Le Jules Verne restaurant on the second floor with the romantic beauty.
From the ground you can take the elevator or the stairs followed 1,710 climb the tower. The first floor of the tower is 57.63 meters above the ground with an observatory to monitor the activities on the rooftop. Coming here, you can buy a miniature of Eiffel in souvenirs shops.
Paris city view from the tower
The second floor is in an altitude of 115.73 meters. Here you can have the whole view about the charming beauty of Paris by the telescope. You can take a rest and enjoy some delicious food in Jules Verne luxurious restaurant. The third floor is 276.13 meters above the ground. It is considered as the good location to contemplate the sparkling and romantic of the city whether day or night.
If you only want to go picnic and see Eiffel Tower, you can sit in a beautiful garden near to this in order to admire the tower appearing imposingly.
Buying a ticket for discovering the unique features of the tower is an interesting thing that you should not miss. You can go up to the tower by elevator or escalator or use both of them. The ticket fare here is changed depending on your demand.
The tower view from the distance
You can travel to the first floor by elevator or stairs with the number of about 300 stairs. It has multiple screens of information, a movie room for showing the films about the history of the tower and an art gallery. Having a walk on the second floor, you can see that there are many souvenirs shops and more than screens of information.
The only way to get the observation area at the top floor is using elevators. Here, let’s enjoy a glass of champagne at the bar in the tower and have a panoramic view of Paris and the surrounding regions. Do not forget to bring your camera to capture amazing images of Eiffel Tower reflecting in Seine river.
Don’t ignore Eiffel Tower at night
Eiffel Tower at night
You should spend at least three hours to visit Eiffel Tower and don't miss the stunning beauty of the tower every night. At night, every 5 minutes, you'll realize that the tower becomes more beautiful and sparkling with approximately 20,000 lights and 336 light bulbs. An ideal spot that you can admire completely the icon of Paris at this time is in Trocadéro Square.
Sparkling beauty of the tower
Eiffel Tower - the symbol of Paris and France as well, is being nominated as one of the 7 new wonders of the world. Apart from the significance of the science it is also a symbol of the revolution in terms of politics that you should visit once in your life.