The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. Constructed from 1887 to 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticised by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The tower is 1,063 feet tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris. The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second levels. The top level’s upper platform is 906 feet above the ground – the highest observation deck accessible to the public in the European Union. Unfortunately the day I was going up the tower Paris was socked in with fog 🙁
Be sure to take in the tower at night it is spectacular when it is illuminated.