Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower may well be the most well-known tower in the world, but it never loses its appeal or popularity for visitors to Paris. It was originally built in 1889 for the Exposition Universelle, to celebrate the centenary of the Revolution. It was 320m (1050feet) high, and was the highest building in the world before the Chrysler Building was erected in New York. The city’s literary and artistic elite was opposed to the tower at first, and it was nearly demolished in 1909. But it proved to be a very useful place for all the antennae needed for new technological advancements and so was left in place. If you’re feeling particularly energetic, you can climb the stairs to the second floor, or you can take the lift to the top. If you want to walk halfway, you will have to join the lift on the second floor to reach the top.