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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On July 14, 1789, the Bastille prison in Paris was burned and marked the beginning of French Revolution. Life got harder for the people and the monarchy showed no sign of sympathy or concern which resulted to the beheading of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Napoleon Bonaparte stabilized the situation and became emperor. By the middle of 19th century, Paris greatly improved in terms of infrastructures like buildings, road and sewage systems. From that time up until 1940, there were a lot of revolutions mostly due to power hunger and people rising up to the leaders. By 1944, Paris is freed with help of Allied Forces and restorations... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
Weather forecast for Europe - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
France - Paris Spring time is great to visit, as the city is pleasantly warm but not too hot. The southern regions are nicer in the summer time as you want to hit the beaches. Autumn can get cooler and there can be a bunch of rain. The... 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 »
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 »
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