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Eiffel Tower ; The most famous creation of human hands

Who would have thought that a metal structure would one day become the most visited tourist attraction in the world? The Eiffel Tower is one of the leading and famous symbols of France. Millions of tourists worldwide travel to Paris every year to see the Iron Lady of France up close.
The Eiffel Tower was the tallest skyscraper in the world between 1889 and 1930, surpassing the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris until, one by one, new, larger structures entered the site. More than a century has passed, and since the Eiffel was built by fierce rivals, none of these structures have captured the beauty of Paris’ iron goddess.
Now I want to invite you to the Eiffel Tower in France to learn the history of Eiffel’s life and what happens in this tower with a microscope in hand. I would appreciate it if you stay with the travel magazine Nabtrip until this Eiffel trip is over.
Eiffel Tower

A general introduction to the Eiffel Tower

Since I was a teenager and discovered so much of the world around me, the Eiffel Tower in France was the first human creation that sparked my love for historical structures. Then when I got a little older, I realized that not only did I feel about the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but millions of people loved the Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower still stands in the Place de Champ de Mass in Paris, near the Seine River. If you ask anyone to sum up the city of Paris or the country of France in one word, I do not doubt that 90% of people, including myself, will name the Eiffel Tower. The beauty of the Eiffel Tower in Paris is not only its height, but also its fantastic architecture, steel, and the tower’s services and entertainment facilities make the French Eiffel Tower a god!
If I tell the architects and engineers who played a significant role in the fame of this tower that the Eiffel Tower, which you built with the skill and hands of workers, will bring more than seven million tourists every year, I shed tears of joy. Indeed, the French never dreamed that the Eiffel Tower would become one of the most prominent structures in the world.
At the beginning of the article, I mentioned the Iron Lady from the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Interestingly, the term Iron Lady comes from Margaret Thatcher, the first Prime Minister of Britain, whose greatness and power exploded in the body of the Eiffel Tower.
Eiffel Tower

The story of the rise of the Eiffel Tower

The construction of the giant tower in France started in 1887. Because it is near the Seine, this tower is sensitive and very difficult; The architects of this structure find solutions to ensure the strength of the substructure of the building so that hair does not leak through the seams. Finally, with the infrastructure they have done for the tower, the main foundation and its infrastructure were completed on January 30.
Eiffel Tower
The tower’s design was calculated so much that the architects estimated the exact location of all the screws by a few centimeters. The screws used in the construction of the Eiffel Tower were made in a factory near the city of Paris; The elegance and precision of the work in the Tower of Paris can be seen when the screws are returned to the factory several times to select the most suitable screws for the construction.
In the next phase, it is time to build the primary foundations, and the construction will continue until the middle of the stopped road. The incident sparked criticism of the tower, and the leak caused a flood of information. The media accidentally ignited rumors about the Eiffel and called the structure Eiffel Suicide. After these events, many opponents rose against Eiffel to cancel the project until many people hated the tower.
Eiffel Tower
It didn’t take long for the tower’s builders to end these rumors, announcing that the reason for the halt in construction was the installation of safety scaffolding. Construction stages of the tower’s foundations continued to the first level in March 1887.
This delay was due to installing hydraulic jacks in the tower’s foundations. The manufactured jacks could carry a weight equal to 800 tons. Again, Mourad Eiffel’s foundation did not continue, and this time the slope of the foundation was slightly steeper than planned, which became a matter of concern for the architects.
The cause of the incident is related to the tower’s greater tolerance of sand and dirt; fortunately, this time, the threat from the Eiffel has been removed. With all the events experienced during these years, Eiffel finally celebrated his birthday on March 31, 1889!

The Eiffel Tower from the Past to the Present

When the Eiffel Tower opened in 1889, fewer people were interested in visiting it, and his fellow citizens disliked Eiffel. After some time, knowing how much iron, screws, etc., were used in constructing this tower, people were attracted like a magnet to the Great Tower of Paris.
They say the truth is time heals all diseases, and this tower, with all the bitter events it experienced in its youth, now has millions of lovers who want to travel to France to meet it. The Eiffel Tower is known as one of the essential metal structures in the world and one of the most significant sources of income for French tourism. It is also one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world.
Eiffel Tower
Many people who have not seen the tower up close think the Eiffel is just a structure. Besides the fantastic attractions and facilities at this tower, the Eiffel Tower is also the venue for the tournament. A tower climbing competition was held in 1905; Climbing the building was like rock climbing, and the first person in this exciting race managed to climb the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in 3 minutes and 12 seconds.
If your favorite sport is skating, I must say that you can experience the joy of skating in the most beautiful and best place in the world, namely the lower area of ​​the tower. If you go to the Eiffel on Christmas Eve, you will see people playing on skates, illuminating the floor with colored lights like a wreath of flowers. One of the most popular pastimes in Paris is ice skating on Christmas Eve.
I have to tell you from now on, don’t skip Paris Nights, especially if you are visiting the French Eiffel Tower. With all its kindness, I do not doubt that the Eiffel will be a good memory of their lives for all the tourists who come to Paris to see it.
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Eiffel’s presence in World War II

Like a kind mother, Eiffel fought the bitter days of her city and did not leave Paris and its people alone. The first act of violence that came to the Eiffel after the German occupation was to cut the elevator cable of the Eiffel Tower. After that, no one was allowed to visit the great tower of Paris, which was the beginning of Eiffel’s solitude.
During the occupation of Paris, the Germans placed a cross at the height of the tower, which is still at the neck of the Eiffel Tower, but due to the size of the tower, this cross is difficult to see up close. The great height of the Paris Tower benefited the Germans, who used the tower as a wireless telegraph antenna and spy antenna.
The names of the 72 French scientists, architects, and engineers who contributed to the construction of the Eiffel Tower can be found on the tower. The carvings were covered with paint in the early 20th century, but in 1988 the SNTE revived the names carved on the Eiffel.

Characteristics of Eiffel Architecture

It might be hard to believe, but nearly 2.5 million bolts and nuts ranging from 1mm to 1cm were used to build the tower. As around 18,038 concrete, iron, and steel columns were used in the construction of the Eiffel Tower, in terms of strength, there is no threat to the heart of the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower in Paris cost 1.5 million francs, almost a quarter of the estimated cost.
Eiffel Tower
This steel tower is 324 meters high (24 meters long and is connected to the mast at the top of the building) and weighs more than 10,000 tons, of which 7,300 tons is steel. Eight hundred fifty people were involved in the construction of this French tower. Many people who have not been to the Paris Tower do not know the primary purpose of building this tower. The reason for making this tower was the 100th anniversary of the victory of the French Revolution in 1886. If I want to compare the height of this tower with a building, Eiffel is equivalent to an 81-story building.
The famous French Tower can be seen from almost 90% of the city of Paris; Fortunately, Parisians start their mornings with a view of the beautiful Eiffel Tower. From a distance, the Eiffel looks gorgeous and imposing, but the closer to the tower, the delicate appearance becomes enormous. So you can see the metal and materials used in the tower’s construction.
Because of the tower’s height, satellite, telecommunications, and television antennas are mounted at the tower’s highest point. If you look at the tower’s tip, you will see these antennas that served as the Eiffel Crown for many years. In 1991, the Eiffel and its surroundings were registered by UNESCO as a historical and valuable area.

Malamalama takes Alexander Gustave Eiffel.

Who would have thought that the name of the French Eiffel Tower comes from the name of its architect? Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was born in 1832. Gustave Eiffel was one of the greatest and most famous French engineers, who designed massive and well-known structures such as the Statue of Liberty, the Panama Canal, the central train station of Buda Pust, the Ponte Sicole, the Ponte de Porto and the Eiffel Tower.
Eiffel Tower
Gustave Eiffel is one of the most famous engineers in the world who knows so much about working with machines that he is called a machinist. Gustav surprised everyone with his new method of building the Tower of Paris. Gustav is one of the world’s most famous architects, and the exciting thing is that he completes all his constructions at a meager cost.
Since the opening of this tower, China, Las Vegas, Nevada, Tokyo, Japan, Texas, Lyon, France, Berlin, Germany, and Shenzhen have lost much of the world to the beauty and grandeur of the French Eiffel. . , China, Lahore, Pakistan, Romania, Gómez Palacio, Mexico, Sydney, Australia, Greece, Sofia, Bulgaria, Florida, Guatemala, Fez, Morocco, the Eiffel Tower in Paris has 16 siblings as a replica of the Eiffel Tower has been built.

History of the construction of the Eiffel Tower elevator

The tower has been considered the tallest skyscraper in Paris since its birth. If you want to go to the last possible place with the Eiffel Staircase, you must climb 1,710 steps. The staircase, with all its charm, after using stairs, I do not doubt that you will fall off the catwalk. After several years of the tower’s opening, engineers and architects planned to build an elevator for the Eiffel Tower.
The lift to the first floor was easy to build due to the required width and strength. The elevator on the first floor has heavy chains protected against contraction and expansion with a narrow channel. Making an elevator to the second floor was one of the most challenging events this tower has ever faced. Building the elevator to the second floor was difficult, and a complicated company could make such an elevator until 1887 when the Otis company accepted the project to create an elevator (second floor).
Eiffel Tower
OTIS is the largest elevator installation company in the world. The company said at the time that the hatches could be made better. The firm designed two rooms with hydraulic motors to lift the Eiffel, each with a capacity of 25 people. The next problem the engineers faced was that the track of the rooms was not straight due to the low slope of the tower. In this case, special cylinders were used so that the cabins could be moved without any problems.
Due to the unique shape of the tower, as the elevator moved towards the floor, the slope of the building increased. At this stage of elevator construction, it became a problem again; Leon Edox undertook the elevator structure from the second to the third floor. He built two powerful hydraulic arms to ensure the safety of the elevator. Each tower floor has its lift line, and no direct access to the building exists.
Interestingly, the cabins from the second to third floors can accommodate 65 people. Also, the Eiffel Tower elevators travel 103 thousand of kilometers every year! It is unbelievable, but this number is believable considering that millions of people have visited this tower.

Different parts of the tower

Eiffel is a dry-iron structure and an excellent place for entertainment and tourism. The tower consists of a tower courtyard, first floor, second floor, stairs, viewing platform, restaurants, exhibition hall, etc. There are several main parts. Next, we will take an exciting tour from the ground to the roof of the Eiffel Tower. Undoubtedly, after taking this tower tour, you will know the location of the Eiffel Tower on the back of your hand.

1- Courtyard of Paris Tower

If you remember, I already told you that the tower courtyard welcomes tourists who skate around the Eiffel Tower on New Year’s Eve. The magnificence of this tower can be easily felt from the yard, especially if you are near or under the building; you will be overwhelmed by the size of this structure. This beauty is multiplied by a hundred at night when the tower lights are turned on, making this room one of the most famous places in fantasy.
Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel has seen many lovers bond during its lifetime, so don’t be surprised to see someone on their knees proposing their love when you visit the tower. Also, at night in the tower courtyard, you can see many musical groups performing and playing music.

2- The first floor of the tower

At the tower 57 meters in height, you can find the most beautiful part of the tower by using the stairs or the elevator to the first floor. The floor on this floor is completely covered with glass, and floodlights are placed from the courtyard towards the glass floor on the first floor; This light radiation creates a stunning selection of colors that, if your eyes fall to the bottom, will be as if you were walking on clouds.
This experience is one of the most pleasant memories you will take of Alibaba on your trip to France. You can also see sights and tourists walking in the tower courtyard.
Eiffel Tower

Multi-dimensional exhibition

The first floor is the tower’s highest, where you can see virtual objects. If you take a tour of this floor, in one part of the tower, you will notice the presence of 7 projectors that illuminate three walls covered with large multi-dimensional images. The exhibition presents rare photos of the Eiffel Tower at different times of the day and night.

Burj Cultural Exhibition

With more than 200 million visitors, attractions like the Eiffel Tower are the best places to showcase French culture. Many tourists who visit the tower come from all over the world. So what better part of the tower than an introduction to French tradition and culture? In this exhibition, The walls are decorated with past and historical photographs from Paris, which interests you.

I-Eiffel Showroom

After exploring the tower’s galleries, head to the west side of the first floor to enjoy a meal of delicious French cuisine at this area’s restaurant while you tire yourself out. If you are interested in French books or are familiar with this language, you can get to know France in one of the most convenient historical places.
The theater is one of the tower’s most essential parts, with studios, films, and historical documents related to Paris. The stage is like a theater used for various events and meetings. The showroom has a unique modern design and decoration and a stunning Eiffel Tower view.
Eiffel Tower

3- The second floor of the Eiffel Tower

The more you go to the top of the tower, the happier you will be. On the second floor is another part of the dream tower, where you can see the view of the city of Paris with a beautiful view as you approach the terrace. Among the attractions that can be seen on this floor, Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most important historical sites in Paris.
Another great entertainment to light up your eyes is that there are telescopes that attract tourists on this floor. With these binoculars, you can look at the sky and its clouds and walk around the tunnels of Paris just by moving them. You can also see the Notre Dame Cathedral from above with these binoculars.

4- the third floor of the tower; On top of the Eiffel

When you reach the third floor using the elevator, you are at the height of 276 meters from the tower. If you get the third-floor terrace, you will be amazed by the beauty of Paris for the first time. I believe that only at this level of the tower can you embrace the city of Paris with all its beauty. On this floor, there is no more noise from the city; only peace comes.
From the beginning, Eiffel’s goal was to bring peace to the hearts of its guests. On this floor of the Eiffel Tower, celebrities compete for their love matches.

The Eiffel Office

One of the essential sights on this floor is the Eiffel office, where the monument and the favorite book of the great French legend, Gustave Eiffel (the principal architect of the Eiffel Tower), can be seen. This office is where Gustave Eiffel worked to build and implement his plans. In addition, replicas of influential people who played a role in making the Eiffel Tower are displayed on the third floor.

5- Hall for special events

Next to the Eiffel Office, another room is used for unique and significant events. Interestingly, this room is also called the Eiffel Room; You might think that this room is the size of Eiffel’s office (Gustave Eiffel’s office), but this room is more significant and can accommodate 300 people.

6- Tower restaurants and amenities

Among other parts of the tower that all tourists without exception are drawn to absorb after entering the Eiffel Tower are restaurants and shops, shops, etc., the French Eiffel Tower. These restaurants are one of the world’s most famous and best restaurants and have a real taste of international and French cuisine in this tower.

58 Eiffel Restaurant Tour

As the name of this restaurant suggests, the Tour Eiffel is located at the height of 58 meters from the tower. This restaurant is called DeFifty Eight, or 58 meters high. I bet you won’t find a restaurant like this restaurant with such an attractive design anywhere in the world. The atmosphere and decoration of the restaurant of the Tour Eiffel are suitable for two days and friendship.
Eiffel Tower
This restaurant serves delicious and aromatic French cuisine for lunch and dinner. I recommend that you do not leave the tower without trying the delicious dishes of this restaurant. Among the 58 Tour Eiffel facilities, I can mention parking, a safe deposit box, wheelchair access, MasterCard, and a waiting room.

Restaurant Jules Verne

Jules Verne is known as the chef of the French restaurants of the Eiffel Tower. Beauty and charm emanate from this entire restaurant; The beautiful architecture and setting of the Jules Verne restaurant are one of the main reasons visitors visit and see it. Le Jules Verne restaurant was renovated in 2007 and surprised diners with its new look.
If you go to the restaurant during the day, you will notice that this restaurant has used the sun to illuminate the restaurant environment. Dining at this restaurant at night is one of the best nights you will experience during your visit to France from Alibaba. Because they light candles at night to make the restaurant feel romantic; With candlelight, the restaurant environment gets a bright and sweet aura and creates a romantic atmosphere.

7- Less play with children

Many curious children come to Eiffel with their families; seeing Eiffel is a reason to wake up their thinking brains to ask questions. For this purpose, in 2016, a special section for children aged 6 to 10 years was added to the tower; In this section, the children were presented with various examples and booklets related to the history of the Eiffel Tower. Parents can use a few minutes of this sightseeing tour to introduce their children to the tower to increase their knowledge.
Eiffel Tower

8- colorful buffets of the tower

Undoubtedly, the attraction is more in the food and drink, especially if we are looking at a new offer of French food. In the courtyard, on the tower’s first and second floors, buffets offer colorful and tasty snacks and drinks, and you usually will see many people in front of the buffets.
The French Eiffel Tower restaurants are some of the most expensive restaurants in Paris, and dining at these restaurants is a dream come true for some. You can visit the Paris Tower buffets to refresh your energy while visiting the Eiffel Tower.

9- Eiffel Tower Shops

Shopping for souvenirs is one of the most fun things you can do on your trip to France. For souvenirs of Eiffel Tower decorations and unique products, visit the courtyard tower shops and the first floor to refresh your mind.
One of the most popular buffet decorations is the handmade Eiffel Tower. The fame of French perfumes and colognes has reached the crow’s ear! Even if you are not a perfumer, the tower’s perfume and cosmetics boutiques encourage many tourists to shop.

10- Eiffel Tower parking lot

If you travel to Paris by car or rent a car, it is best to park in one of the car parks near the tower to enjoy the proximity to the Eiffel Tower.
  • Polman car park
    This car park is the closest to the Eiffel Tower, which is a 5-minute walk away (approximately).
  • Joseph Boulevard Parking
    The second parking lot at the tower is Boulevard Joseph Paris, from where you can reach the tower’s courtyard after a 6-minute walk.
  • Jofra Paris parking lot
    If you want to learn more about the route leading to the Eiffel Tower and enjoy the atmosphere of Paris, you can park your car in the farthest parking lot, 12 minutes away from the tower.

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Interesting facts about the Eiffel Tower

1- The Great Tower of Paris was built for a temporary purpose and was not intended to be a permanent structure.
2- Viktor Lustik is one of the biggest fraudsters in the world who tried to sell this tower twice. He believes that this tower is too big and does not have enough patience!
3- In 1909, a decision was made to destroy the Eiffel Tower, but this decision was canceled due to a change in the use of the tower’s radio antenna.
4- After the occupation of Paris in the Second World War, the French, who were not interested in Hitler’s visit to his beloved tower, cut the cable for the Eiffel Elevator so that Hitler had to walk up the stairs to reach the top of the building.
5- In 2007, a woman named Erica got married at the Eiffel Tower for her love! He also changed his last name to El Tour Eiffel.
6- You may not believe the first decision was to build the Eiffel Tower in Barcelona, ​​Spain. Spanish leaders opposed this decision. The Spaniards never dreamed that this iron structure would one day become the most famous landmark in the world. Otherwise, they would never have objected.
7- Gustave Eiffel, the principal architect of this tower, built a replica apartment at the top of the Eiffel Tower to experience rare days and nights in his life.
8- In 1912, the French tailor Franz Richlet invented the spring-loaded life jacket. To test the effectiveness of this parachute, he tried to fly from the first floor of the tower, but his invention failed, and he fell from a height of 57 meters and lost his life.
9- From the opening of the Eiffel Tower until today, about 350 cases of suicide have been recorded in this tower, some of whom died by hanging and jumping from the top of the building, while others survived.
10- So far, the Eiffel Tower has been painted 18 times, which requires about 60 tons of paint each time!
11. From the beginning of the night until 1 am, 20,000 lamps will be lit to illuminate this tower. Interestingly, in France, it is a crime to photograph the view of the Eiffel Tower at night, as the photograph is considered a work of art and is punishable by copyright law.
12- If this tower is built now, the cost of building the Eiffel Tower is estimated at 31 million dollars.
13- In Great Britain, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower in France, a coin with the design of this tower was sold for 10 dollars.
14- This tower consumes 78 lakh kilowatts of electricity every year, equal to a small village’s electricity consumption.
15- The height of the tower (part of the aerial antenna) increases or decreases by 15 cm due to climate change.

The best time to visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Every season of the year, the Paris Tower receives millions of French and foreign tourists. If you want to know the weather, cheap and expensive travel costs, crowded and quiet number of tourists, and the best time to travel to Paris, don’t forget to read on.

The best time to travel to Paris in terms of weather is June to August and September to October. During these seasons, Paris presents its cool and pleasant weather to tourists. However, summer is considered the most expensive and busiest time to travel to Paris in France. However, sightseeing in Paris and sitting by the Seine River are some of the best memories of a trip to Paris during the mild and sunny summer weather.

If you want to go to France to see the Eiffel Tower in autumn, I think you have chosen the best time; During this period, the costs are associated with a relatively small drop in prices, and of course, Paris in this season fascinates every tourist with its divine beauty. The autumn leaves have carpeted all the city’s streets, and they are invited to dance in the sky with the relatively cold air.

If you are interested in the beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower and other Paris landmarks, winter is waiting for your visit. You see relatively few tourists in Paris compared to different seasons, leading to the lowest travel costs to Paris. However, as the new year approaches, travel costs rise again with the increase in the number of tourists.

Address of the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower, 5th Avenue Anatoly, Place Don Champ de Mars, Paris, France

Entrance to the Eiffel Tower

You can go to the Eiffel Tower in France from your hotel or anywhere else in Paris using the metro, bus, boat, and taxi. In the following, I will tell you in detail about the access route to the tower using train, bus, etc.

Eiffel Tower

The tower is accessible by metro and city rail.

The metro is the most popular and convenient way to get around the city and reach Eiffel. Three subway lines pass over the tower and have stations. Therefore, the metro can be a priority for your movement in Paris.

Green Metro Station
It is the closest station to the tower, and it takes 10 minutes to walk from this station to the famous Paris structure.

Yellow metro station
The second line of the station near Eiffel is the Yellow Station. It will take you 14 minutes from this station to the tower.

Lila metro station.
This line, known as the Military Academy station, is approximately 14 minutes from the tower.

fast train
If you are going to the tower by this train, you must get off at Shan Do Mars station. You will then reach the Eiffel by walking a 7-minute route.

Eiffel Tower

Access to the tower by bus

Fortunately, there are five bus stops near the Eiffel Tower that you can use depending on your route.

Orange bus station
The nearest station is near the tower; if you look together, you will reach the building in 3 minutes.

blue bus station
This station is about a 5-minute walk from the Paris Tower. Please be careful not to leave anything behind when getting in and out of the car.

Blue bus stop
Be careful; there are two blue stations in this area; Make sure the route is correct before riding. The distance between this station and the tower is approx. 6 minutes. This station is located in Champ de Mars.

Lila bus station
The Purple Line is located at Jump, and it takes about 6 minutes to reach the tower.

Red bus station
The Red Line is the farthest station from the tower, an 8-minute walk from the building.

Access to the tower by boat

If you live on the other side of the Seine or want to get to the tower from there, the best way to get to the Eiffel Tower is by boat. Unless you have a fear of water that drives you out of your head to board a ship, you probably won’t touch the chest of the Seine.
Don’t forget about boat photography; this approach lets you create postcard photos. The closest station to the Batubas Tower is a 4-minute walk from the tower.

Time to visit the Eiffel Tower

Visiting each part of the Eiffel has almost a different time. If you arrive at the Eiffel Tower late, I recommend visiting the areas before the time is up to see the views of the tower. Visiting hours are from 9:30 am to 11:45 pm on regular days without special occasions.

Frequently asked questions about the Eiffel Tower

Where is the Eiffel Tower?

France, Paris, 5th Avenue Anatoly, Place don Champ de Mars, Eiffel Tower

How tall is the Eiffel Tower?

The height of the Eiffel Tower is 300 meters, but if you look at the radio and television antenna, it is 324 meters.

How many floors does the tower have and how many stairs are there?

Eiffel has three floors and 1710 steps.

What items are in the Eiffel Tower?

It is one of the essential welfare and entertainment services, such as restaurants, shops, buffets, showrooms, Eiffel offices, unique spaces for children, exhibitions, and telescopes.

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