Eiffel Tower In Paris
Visit the shining iron lady that brings alive the city of Paris with its light show
Rated 3.50/5 ( based on 10 reviews )
About the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Standing tall right in the heart of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is a mesmerizing visual gaze, bringing alive the city of romance. Also, famous as the ‘Iron Lady’, the Eiffel Tower in Paris holds a place in the Seven Wonders of the World. Boasting of a flamboyant architecture, the Eiffel Tower in France is cherished as a landmark in the history of modern architecture. Eiffel Tower tours are available for tourists in both day and night. Enjoying a panoramic view of Paris from the top of the tower is one of the best things to do in Paris. To commemorate 100 years of the French Revolution, the French government hosted an Exposition Universelle aka International Exposition in 1889 and built the Eiffel Tower to be showcased as a part of the exhibition. The idea was to invite artists and architects to propose their respective ideas for a monument, which was to be constructed on the Champ-de-Mars in Paris, the exposition entrance to Paris. And among the thousands of proposals, it was the idea of Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel that won the race. A renowned bridge builder and an expert in metals and architecture, the creative experts of Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel led to the construction of one of its kind architectures, Eiffel Tower. The first digging work of the Eiffel Tower in Paris was started on 28th January 1887.
Eiffel Tower at Night:
Gear up and enjoy the nightlife with a visit to this astounding attraction, and make the most of your tour to Paris. The light show and other world-famous events occur at or near the Eiffel Tower and shining Iron lady can be viewed from any corner of Paris. One can also enjoy the panoramic views of the city as far as Arc De Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre. The Eiffel Tower looks amazingly beautiful during the night time when the 336 projectors which are equipped with lights illuminate. There is a beacon fitted in the tower that illuminates light beams that reach up to 80 km in the sky. There are around 20,000 lights fitted on the tower which makes the tower look exceptionally beautiful every 5 minutes in one hour until 1 a.m. Go on an Eiffel Tower night tour to witness the unseen beauty of this monument.
Facts About Eiffel Tower:
Standing on a 5-meter high base, the Eiffel Tower in Paris is made up of four lattice-girder, which gradually narrows inwards as they join to form a single vertical tower which is 300 meters aka 986 feet high. Networks of girders have been used to connect the inward curving piers at two levels, which provides viewing platforms for tourists. Glass-cage machines, coming from the design of the US Company, Otis Elevator, were fixed at the piers to serve the purpose of elevators to climb the curve. Besides, the four semi-circular arches, located at the base of the tower, are a visual treat and play no part in the structural function. The Eiffel Tower is given a complete elevation of 324 meters (1,063 feet) by a television antenna at its top.
Eiffel’s idea was to erect a structure, which was light as well as equally strong. By making use of his expertise in the behavior of metal truss and metal arc forms under loading, he made an aesthetic monument that changed the face of civil engineering and architecture.
One of the most amazing facts of the Eiffel Tower is that it was built in the shortest span of two years (1887–89), employing minimal labor and less cost. During its inauguration in March 1889, Eiffel Tower was the structure in the world until 1930 seeing the completion of New York City’s Chrysler Building, however, it still manages to lure tourists from all across the globe.
The Architecture of Eiffel Tower:
There are three levels in the Eiffel Tower, the first two floors have restaurants, bars and other entertainment outlets for the tourists. The third or the top-level comprises of the highest observation deck in Europe. It is 276m aka 906 feet above the ground and is open for visitors. There are both stairs and lifts to escalate all the levels, but the top-level is mostly accessed by the lifts.
Pride of France:
Names of about 72 French scientists, mathematicians and engineers have been engraved on the Tower by Gustavo as a token of appreciation for their contributions to the construction of the tower.
Aesthetics and Maintenance:
Though originally reddish, Eiffel Tower was later painted in bronze brown and has three shades that get darker towards the bottom. Every seven years, about 60 tons of paint is used to color the tower and prevent it from rusting and has been painted 19 times since its construction.
There is no wonder that the Eiffel Tower is one of the best places to visit in Paris and it is undoubtedly a must-visit place. One cannot miss out on this experience on their trip to France. Moreover, it is an ideal location for honeymooners and lovebirds. It is also one of the 7 wonders of the world named by UNESCO. Even though the site can at times get crowded, it is still a marvelous sight. Especially during the night, it presents an awe-gasping vista of glimmering lights. It is time you strike off Eiffel Tower from your bucket list.
Unlimited Choices. Trusted Agents. Best Prices. Happy Memories.
Magnificent Amsterdam, Paris, and Brussels Honeymoon Package
8 Days & 7 Nights
₹73,500/-₹80,769/-9% OffUpto 3 StarsMealsSightseeingWater Bottle on ArrivalDisneylandCruiseTransfersStay Included
Awesome France and Spain Family Package
8 Days & 7 Nights
₹75,831/-₹84,257/-10% OffUpto 3 StarsMealsSightseeingDisneylandGST/VAT/ Service ChargesTransfers
Places To Visit In Paris
Let the experts guide you to the best of this mesmerizing destinationView All
Pont Alexandre III in Paris
The Pont Alexandre III in Paris is considered as the most extravagant, grandiose, ornate bridge in Paris, built over the Seine River. It is not only one of the famous tourist attractions in Paris but also one of the most charming river-crossing bridges in the world. Also classified as a French Monument Historique, the flamb...
Sacre-Coeur in Paris
Sacre Coeur in Paris is a famous landmark, situated at the pinnacle of the famous butte Montmartre, which is the highest point after the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It is a mini Roman Catholic Church also famous by names like Sacre Coeur Basilica or the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris. It is dedicated to both the sacred he...
- Historical Sites
Saint-Chapelle in Paris
The Sainte Chapelle is a royal holy chapel in the Gothic Rayonnant style located in the heart of Paris on theÎle de laCité, within the medieval Palais de la Cité, which was the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century. Today, the Sainte Chapelle in Paris is a popular venue for classical music events featuring...
Montmartre in Paris
The Montmartre is a large hill located in Paris, in the 18th arrondissement. People think of it as a unique, quaint little village, located right within the city limits. Montmartre Hill in Paris is a great place to get some beautiful vantage views points of the entire city. It is bordered by the rue Caulaincourt and rue Cus...
Palais Garnier in Paris
Also referred to as the Paris Opera as well as the Salle des Capucines, the Palais Garnier opera house that can seat 1,979 people at one go. Famed to be one of the most popular opera houses of the world, the Palais Garnier in Paris is a popular tourist attraction even for those who do not like operatic music. The entire str...
- Music Concert
Things To Do In Paris
Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiencesView All
Walk Across the Covered Passages of Paris
In the 19th and 18th century, Paris in the areas which are around Grands Boulevards were built with glass roofed shopping galleries which are known as the covered passages of Paris. They are the forerunners to the concept of malls today which provided a shopping experience in the shelter from rain. Dine, shop and also spend...
Shopping in the Flea Markets of Paris
Shopping at the flea markets in Paris can be fun and exciting as one can get so many voguish products at affordable prices. Being the fashion capital of the world, the designer boutiques, branded shops, and malls are equipped with trendy and fashionable items. However, not everyone can afford to buy these high-end designer ...
Boating in Paris
Boating in Paris is the romantic way of touring the city and it is one such activity that one must get engaged in when visiting the city. When one floats along the Seine River, beautiful monuments can be viewed like Eiffel tower. There are many companies that provide boating services for travelers to enjoy the beauty of the...
Shopping in Paris
Shopping is one of the most exciting activities to keep visitors engaged in the streets of Paris, and it is the best way to imbibe the taste of the Parisian culture. There are so many places for shopping in Paris where tourists can buy a range of things of their choice. Some of the best things to buy from Paris are beret, m...
Take a Stroll in the Royal Gardens in Paris
The Royal gardens and the long arcades of Palais Royal are a great place one can choose to stroll through. This place has witnessed the important moments of French history. It was built by Cardinal Richelieu along with the lavish palace. It was given to the Duke Louis Philippe dOrleans by the end of 18th century.
Our experts would love to create a package just for you!
Fill in your requirements here >
Fastest Growing Holiday Marketplace
Easy, Secure & Reliable
Want best packages handpicked just for you?
Fill the form and get a callback from our holiday experts
FAQ's of Paris
Read on to find out why our customers love us!
At the Eiffel Tower, the maximum one can climb is to the second floor, where a viewing platform has been put up so that travelers can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city.
Eiffel Tower was built in less than two years as the centerpiece of the 1889 World's Fair. It was meant to be destroyed but it never was once it became so popular.
The tower was the main exhibit of the Paris Exposition of 1889. It was built to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution which began in 1789.
There were approximately 250 casualties.
Stephen Sauvestre was the main architect while Maurice Koechlin and Émile Nouguier were structural engineers.
There are a total of 3 floors in the iconic structure of Eiffel Tower situated in Paris. The second floor has a marvelous observation desk.
How It Works1
Personalise This Package
Make changes as per your travel plan & submit the request.2
Get Multiple Quotes
Connect with top 3 agents, compare quotes & customize further.3
Book The Best Deal
Pay in easy installments & get ready to enjoy your holiday.