Visit the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
The Eiffel Tower is considered the symbol of Paris and one of the most nonconformist architectural piece of art in the world, even if at first it was met with skepticism. It was designed by Gustave Eiffel and inaugurated in 1889. The tower has a height of 300 m and a weight of over 10 000 tonnes. During the period when it was built it was the highest building in the world.
The tower has 3 levels, at the first two the public access is posible with the elevator and on the stairs too, but at the third level the access is posible only with the elevator
Annually, this building on the famous skeleton of steel, is visited by over 5.5 million people.
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In 52 BC, Julius Caesar captured the city which became to be called Gaul. By 5th century, invasions were widespread particularly by the Attila and the Huns. Clovis I renamed Gaul to Paris and as the capital of his kingdom. Soon enough, churches were built. In the 7th century, the Carolingians led by Charlemagne took over Paris and resulted to loss of political power. But in 987 AD, Hugh Capet, became the king of France and French government was once again secured. Then the construction of Notre-Dame Cathedral was initiated by Bishop Maurice de Sully in 1163 and completed only by 1330. During the 12th and 13th century, more... Read more »
Recent reviews for Paris
Top things to do in Paris - Jun 30, 2009, by diana_ciocoiu
Paris, the capital and largest city of France, is an important cultural center of fashion, entertainment and gastronomy.The most recommended periods to visit Paris are spring and autumn. Why? Because the agreeable temperature provide better... Read more »
Public transportation in Paris - Aug 16, 2009, by erato
Paris is indeed an amazing city with world famous monuments and people. It is as beautiful as they say but still causes many surprises for a first-time visitor like myself.Paris - Transportation There are two different cities, one under... Read more »
What to know about the Notre Dame Cathedral - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most recognized historic monuments in France. It is located on Ile de la Cite, its construction began in 1163 and lasted until 1250. The Notre Dame Cathedral is considered the darkest gothic style... Read more »
Quick facts about the Louvre Museum - Apr 30, 2009, by cipristb
Louvre is the largest museum of history and art from France and one of the most important museums in the world. It is located in the heart of Paris in a former royal palace, Louvre Palace. It includes a wide variety of works of art... Read more »
Getting around in Paris - Dec 18, 2008, by Wazling
At that time, when i've been there, it was really nice, 'cause you could find at every corner a bar, restaurant or coffe bar, where you could eat and drink something. I had pleasant experiences with the Chinese restaurant and bar next to... Read more »
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