Eiffel Tower (Paris)(edit info)
An iron tower built in 1889 by French architect Gustave Eiffel as the main attraction of the universal exposition, which marked the centennial of the French Revolution. It was supposed to be torn down after a few years but it was saved by it's popularity and after it was useful as a communications tower. Now it is an iconic symbol of France. It is 324 metres high, featuring three floors. To ascend the tower, you must take the lift (Up to the first and second floors. to get to the summit, you must take a separate lift on the second floor.) or the stairs (up to the first and second floors only.)
Practical informations : www.tour-eiffel.fr/teiffel/uk/
The First Floor of the Eiffel Tower is 95 metres above sea level (hence the name of the resturant on the floor, Altitude 95.) The Top Floor of the Tower has:
Interior Orientation Panels
Exterior Viewing platform
Wax Replica of Gustave Eiffel and Thomas Edison in a Reconstruction of Eiffel's Flat
Multiple Antennae (not open to public)
From this floor, you can take the lift to the top of the Tower.
Towards the west pillar (interior): A Glass window to look into the "Gouffre", the name given to the central void beneath the tower.
Boutiques and a Buffet.
Exterior Viewing Platforms
Le Jules Verne Resturant. (see southern pillar placemark.)
With its view over Paris, this is the perfect floor to take photographs of the city.
Things to look for:
A section of the original spiral staircase
A piece of the tower suspended in a glass orb showing the various paint schemes the tower has had.
A small observatory observing the movements of the summit of the tower
Cineiffel - A permanent exhibition showing the history of the tower through films and photographs.
Post office - Impress your friends by sending a postcard from the tower.
Views - A collection of panels pick out monuments and places of interest to the viewer. Look out for the Arc de Triomphe towards the north.
There are 333 steps to the first floor. Get walking.
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