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Updated on March 28, 2016

France is a country rich in culture and is home to many famous scenic spots along with the most famous buildings in the world. Eiffel tower is one of them and a place you can not miss when coming to this country


The Eiffel Tower (French: Tour Eiffel) is a steel structure on the park Champ de Mars, beside the Seine, Paris. Capital was originally called Tower 300 meters (300 meters Tour de), works by Gustave Eiffel with the construction of the World Exhibition in 1889, which is also the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution.

Original height of the building is 300 meters, according to design, the antenna atop the Eiffel Tower to help reach 325 meters. Since its inauguration in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in the world and hold this position for over 40 years. From the beginning, besides the functions of tourism, the Eiffel Tower is also used for scientific purposes. Today, the tower continues to be a radio station broadcasting and television to metropolitan Paris.

Became a symbol of the "capital light", the Eiffel Tower is one of the most famous buildings worldwide. Since its inauguration until 2007, the tower has more than 236 million visitors. In 2007, the Eiffel Tower has welcomed 7 million visitors, keep the charging position the most attractive in the world. [9]
Paris Métro Subway Station: Bir-Hakeim
Paris Métro Subway Station: Trocadéro
Ben RER RER: Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel

The Eiffel Tower was originally designed to do, "nails the World Exhibition in Paris in 1889", flaunting the French construction technology. At the beginning, the project has caused controversy on aesthetic, performance ... However, the Eiffel Tower has quickly gained success, became the tourist attractions and the number gradually superlative stable since the 1960s [10].

The official address of the Eiffel Tower at 5 avenue Anatole France, 7th arrondissement. Located on the River Seine, the Eiffel Tower of the line starts from the Palais de Chaillot, across the garden and river Trocadéro, Eiffel and runs to Champ de Mars, to the École Militaire and almost directly next to the Montparnasse Tower. These are the famous works of Paris, was completed in different stages. Courtyard of Palais de Chaillot, Trocadéro Square side, is the most ideal place to watch the tower.

Immediately after the World Exhibition in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was owned by the city of Paris. Currently, works by exploiting the Eiffel Tower Company (Société d'Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel - SETE) management. With three floors floor of the Eiffel Tower space is divided for different services. Besides the two restaurant Altitude 95 and Le Jules Verne is located on the second floor-and third, the tower also has the effect of fast food, galleries, shops, Internet point, stores selling the commemorative stamp of France ... In total, the Eiffel tower need about 500 employees, including 250 employees and 250 employees of SETE for the remaining services [11]. Welcome tourists from every country, the Eiffel Tower is open every day of the year, from 9 hours to 24 hours between June 13 to August 31 and 9 hours 30 to 23 hours over a period of rest of years [12]


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