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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Around 14th century, Paris had a decline in population due to a plague popularly known as the Black Death. The rebirth of Paris or the Renaissance turned the city to be a center for art and architecture as well as technology. It was also during this period that religious conflicts got out of hand and resulted to what we know now as St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre—when Catholics massacred the Protestants. The period of Enlightenment saw completion of major architectural developments like the Pantheon—what was supposed to be for aesthetic purposes became a part of socio-civic life of the people. ... Read more »
Recent reviews for Paris
You will need a lot of time in Paris - Aug 27, 2009, by erato
Paris is just as beautiful as they say. The whole city, the streets, the buildings. Although, I didn't like the contrast between the old buildings and the very modern ones next to each other. The city was also extremely crowded, there... 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 »
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 »
Ein Besuch in Paris - Jun 14, 2009, by mary
Wo liegt Paris? Paris ist die Haupstadt von Frankreich und liegt im Norden. Ca. 10 Millionen Einwohner hat Paris. Der Fluss Seine fließt durch Paris hindurch und teilt die Stadt.Welche Temperaturen hat Paris? Die... Read more »
The wonderful France - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
France is the country of romance, fine food and beverages and it offers an endless choice of enchanting destinations. This country's landscape from the towering snow capped mountains of the Alps, the quaint countryside, the vineyards, thick... Read more »
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