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Tour Eiffel, {CATEGORY}

Paris just wouldn't be Paris without the Eiffel Tower. Designed by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World Fair, at 300 meters (984 feet) it was then the world's tallest building. Not everyone was happy when it was first built; many considered it an eyesore and wanted it pulled down, but today it is one of the world's most visited monuments. The first and second floors can be reached using the stairs, and elevators take visitors to the magnificent view at the top.

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Address: 5 avenue Anatole, Paris 75007

City: Paris

Country: France

Phone 1: +33 (0) 1 44 11 23 23

Email: courrier@tour-eiffel.fr

Official site: www.tour-eiffel.fr

Opening hours: Sept-May daily 9:30am-11:45pm. June-Aug daily 9am-12:45am. Sept-June stairs open only to 6:30pm

Entrance fee: Admission to 1st landing 4.80€, 2nd landing 7.80€, 3rd landing 12€. Stairs to 2nd floor 4€

Access by subway: Trocadéro, Ecole Militaire, Bir Hakeim. RER Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel

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358 yd - Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Hotel

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421 yd - Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

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421 yd - Mercure Paris Suffren Tour Eiffel

Located in the center of Paris, France, the intimate Mercure Tour Eiffel is just steps away from the Eiffel Tower. The hotel is also near the Arc de Triomphe and Les Invalides, one of the most imposinRead moreg examples of French classical architecture, which now houses a military museum. Visitors are also close to the Opera Garnier, a famous Neo Baroque landmark, along with the Montmartre, a hill on the right bank of the Seine River that contains the Moulin Rouge nightclub. Champs �lys�es, a tree lined avenue dotted with elegant cafes, theaters and shops, is 10 minutes from the hotel, and Orly Airport is located 12 miles away. The lighting and charm of the flowered patio at the Mercure Tour Eiffel surrounds the breakfast room and will tempt guests to enjoy their breakfast outdoors. Visitors can also lounge in the comfort of Le Magellan, the hotel bar. Three meeting rooms with audiovisual equipment are available for business guests, and the multilingual 24 hour front desk staff can provide laundry and fax services, as well as on site underground parking. Guestrooms include minibars, cable television, direct dial telephones and Internet access. Select guestrooms offer large balconies and views of the Eiffel Tower. Limited room service is also available. Hide

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Tour Eiffel, {CATEGORY}

This is without doubt one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Weighing 7,000 tons, but exerting about the same pressure on the ground as an average-size person sitting in a chair, the wrought-iron tower wasn't meant to be permanent. Gustave-Alexandre Eiffel, the French engineer whose fame rested mainly on his iron bridges, built it for the 1889 Universal Exhibition. (Eiffel also designed the framework for the Statue of Liberty). Praised by some and denounced by others (some called it a "giraffe", the "world's greatest lamppost", or the "iron monster"), the tower created as much controversy in the 1880s as I. M. Pei's glass pyramid at the Louvre did in the 1980s. What saved it from demolition was the advent of radio - as the tallest structure in Europe, it made a perfect spot to place a radio antenna (now a TV antenna). The tower, including its TV antenna, is 317m (1,040 ft). high. On a clear day you can see it from 65km (40 miles) away. An open-framework construction, the tower unlocked the almost unlimited possibilities of steel construction, paving the way for skyscrapers. Skeptics said it couldn't be built, and Eiffel actually wanted to make it soar higher. For years it remained the tallest man-made structure on earth, until skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building surpassed it. We could fill an entire page with tower statistics. (Its plans spanned 5,400 sq. m/58,000 sq. ft. of paper, and it contains 2.5 million rivets). But forget the numbers. Just stand beneath the tower, and look straight up. It's like a rocket of steel lacework shooting into the sky. In 2004 it became possible to ice-skate inside the Eiffel Tower, doing figure eights while taking in views of the rooftops of Paris. Skating takes place on an observation deck 57m (188 ft). above ground. The rectangular rink is a bit larger than an average tennis court, holding 80 skaters at once - half the capacity of New York City's Rockefeller Center rink. Rink admission and skate rental are free, after you pay the initial entry fee below. To get to Le Jules Verne (tel. 01-45-55-61-44), the second-platform restaurant, take the private south foundation elevator. You can enjoy an aperitif in the piano bar and then take a seat at one of the dining room's tables, all of which provide an inspiring view. The menu changes seasonally, offering fish and meat dishes that range from filet of turbot with seaweed and buttered sea urchins to veal chops with truffled vegetables. Reservations are recommended. Tour Eiffel Bargain - The least expensive way to see the Tour Eiffel (www.tour-eiffel.fr) is to walk up the first two floors at a cost of 4€ adults, or 3.10€ ages 25 and younger. That way, you also avoid the long lines waiting for the elevator - although the views are less spectacular from this platform. If you dine at the tower's own Altitude 95 (tel. 01-45-55-20-04), an Eiffel restaurant on the first floor, management allows patrons to cut to the head of the line. Time Out at the Tower - To see the Eiffel Tower best, don't sprint - approach it gradually. We suggest taking the Métro to the Trocadéro stop and walking from the Palais de Chaillot to the Seine to get the full effect of the tower and its surroundings, then cross the pont d'Iéna and head for the base, where you'll find elevators in two of the pillars - expect long lines. (When the tower is open, you can see the 1889 lift machinery in the east and west pillars). You visit the tower in three stages: The first landing provides a view over the rooftops, as well as a cinema museum showing films, restaurants, and a bar. The second landing offers a panoramic look at the city. The third landing gives the most spectacular view, Eiffel's office has been re-created on this level, with wax figures depicting the engineer receiving Thomas Edison.

Tour Eiffel, {CATEGORY}

This is without doubt one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Weighing 7,000 tons, but exerting about the same pressure on the ground as an average-size person sitting in a chair, the wrought-iron tower wasn't meant to be permanent. Gustave-Alexandre Eiffel, the French engineer whose fame rested mainly on his iron bridges, built it for the 1889 Universal Exhibition. (Eiffel also designed the framework for the Statue of Liberty). Praised by some and denounced by others (some called it a "giraffe", the "world's greatest lamppost", or the "iron monster"), the tower created as much controversy in the 1880s as I. M. Pei's glass pyramid at the Louvre did in the 1980s. What saved it from demolition was the advent of radio - as the tallest structure in Europe, it made a perfect spot to place a radio antenna (now a TV antenna). The tower, including its TV antenna, is 317m (1,040 ft). high. On a clear day you can see it from 65km (40 miles) away. An open-framework construction, the tower unlocked the almost unlimited possibilities of steel construction, paving the way for skyscrapers. Skeptics said it couldn't be built, and Eiffel actually wanted to make it soar higher. For years it remained the tallest man-made structure on earth, until skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building surpassed it. We could fill an entire page with tower statistics. (Its plans spanned 5,400 sq. m/58,000 sq. ft. of paper, and it contains 2.5 million rivets). But forget the numbers. Just stand beneath the tower, and look straight up. It's like a rocket of steel lacework shooting into the sky. In 2004 it became possible to ice-skate inside the Eiffel Tower, doing figure eights while taking in views of the rooftops of Paris. Skating takes place on an observation deck 57m (188 ft). above ground. The rectangular rink is a bit larger than an average tennis court, holding 80 skaters at once - half the capacity of New York City's Rockefeller Center rink. Rink admission and skate rental are free, after you pay the initial entry fee below. To get to Le Jules Verne (tel. 01-45-55-61-44), the second-platform restaurant, take the private south foundation elevator. You can enjoy an aperitif in the piano bar and then take a seat at one of the dining room's tables, all of which provide an inspiring view. The menu changes seasonally, offering fish and meat dishes that range from filet of turbot with seaweed and buttered sea urchins to veal chops with truffled vegetables. Reservations are recommended. Tour Eiffel Bargain - The least expensive way to see the Tour Eiffel (www.tour-eiffel.fr) is to walk up the first two floors at a cost of 4€ adults, or 3.10€ ages 25 and younger. That way, you also avoid the long lines waiting for the elevator - although the views are less spectacular from this platform. If you dine at the tower's own Altitude 95 (tel. 01-45-55-20-04), an Eiffel restaurant on the first floor, management allows patrons to cut to the head of the line. Time Out at the Tower - To see the Eiffel Tower best, don't sprint - approach it gradually. We suggest taking the Métro to the Trocadéro stop and walking from the Palais de Chaillot to the Seine to get the full effect of the tower and its surroundings, then cross the pont d'Iéna and head for the base, where you'll find elevators in two of the pillars - expect long lines. (When the tower is open, you can see the 1889 lift machinery in the east and west pillars). You visit the tower in three stages: The first landing provides a view over the rooftops, as well as a cinema museum showing films, restaurants, and a bar. The second landing offers a panoramic look at the city. The third landing gives the most spectacular view, Eiffel's office has been re-created on this level, with wax figures depicting the engineer receiving Thomas Edison.

Tour Eiffel, {CATEGORY}

Paris just wouldn't be Paris without the Eiffel Tower. Designed by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World Fair, at 300 meters (984 feet) it was then the world's tallest building. Not everyone was happy when it was first built; many considered it an eyesore and wanted it pulled down, but today it is one of the world's most visited monuments. The first and second floors can be reached using the stairs, and elevators take visitors to the magnificent view at the top.

Tour Eiffel, {CATEGORY}

Paris just wouldn't be Paris without the Eiffel Tower. Designed by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World Fair, at 300 meters (984 feet) it was then the world's tallest building. Not everyone was happy when it was first built; many considered it an eyesore and wanted it pulled down, but today it is one of the world's most visited monuments. The first and second floors can be reached using the stairs, and elevators take visitors to the magnificent view at the top.

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