Sunday, 21 February 2016

know some interesting and amazing facts about the "Eiffel Tower"
Eiffel Tower, Paris (France)" (CC BY 2.0) by  Tommie Hansen
Paris city is mostly known for love and romance. Many couples come here for a honeymoon!. The Eiffel tower is the heart of Paris and the heart of all France.

         The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose designed and built this amazing tower. The tower is Constructed in 1889 by some of France's leading artists and intellectuals, now it has become a cultural symbol of France and one of the 7 wonders in the world. The tower is the most tallest historical structure in Paris and it is also the most visited paid tower in the world.

         The Eiffel tower is 1,063 ft (320 meters) tall and Its base is square shaped, 125 meters (410 ft) on a side. The tower has three floors for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second floor. The top levels upper platform is 906 ft (276m) above the ground, it is the highest accessible to the public in the European Union. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift (elevator) to the first and second levels. The climb from ground level to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the climb from the first level to the second. Although, there is also a staircase to the top level, it is only accessible by lift.

Entrance Fees for Eiffel Tower.

Stairs (up to 2nd platform) - €5
(€4 reduced rate for under 24)
Lift prices:
For Adults
Lift to 1st and 2nd platform: €9
Lift to 3rd platform/top floor: €15,50

Children (who ages 12-24/4-11)
Lift to 1st and 2nd platform: €7,00/€4,50
Lift to 3rd platform/top floor: €13,50/€11,00
Is it recommended to book your tickets in advance. Please visit the Eiffel Tower website to book.

Visitor Hours for Eiffel Tower
From 1 January to 18 June : 9:30 am - 8:30 pm (11:00 pm via lift)
From 19 June to 29 August : 9:00 am - midnight
From 30 August to 31 December : 9:30 am - 8:30 pm (11:00 pm via lift)
Last entrance: 1 hour before closing.

Here are some interesting facts about The "Eiffel Tower".
  • Millions of people visit the Eiffel Tower every year and it has attracts more than 250 million visitors since its opening.
  • A woman tried to commit suicide from the Eiffel Tower, landed on a car and later married the owner of that car.
  • The Eiffel tower has one of the highest suicide place.
  • Eiffel tower employs 300 workers, made with 18,038 pieces of wrought iron.,
  • In summer days The Eiffel Tower is 6 inches taller because, summer heat the steel structure tends to expand.
  • The Eiffel tower consumes more than 7.8 million kWh per year with 20,000 lightsbulps on the Eiffel tower, Which sparkle for five minutes on every hour from nightfall to 1AM. What might surprise some is that, taking a photograph of the tower at night is illegal because the light display is considered artwork and it protected under copyright law. You can be fined for Snap off a picture.
  • This Tower was originally painted with red color.
  • You need to clim 1,665 steps to reach at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
  • The total weighs of the Eiffel Tower is approximately 10,000 tons.
  • This tower is a home of more than 120 antennas for broadcasting both radio and television signals throughout the city.


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