The Eiffel Tower is Paris’ most iconic landmark, the tallest structure in the city and the most-visited paid object in the world. However, not many know that upon it´s erection, it was hated by the Parisians, especially the artists. Famous author, Guy de Maupassant hated it so much, that he used to have lunches at the top of the tower, because it was the only place from where he wouldn’t have to look at it.
When it was erected, in 1889, it was meant to stand only for the duration of the World Fair (the World Fairs were really a big deal in the late 19th century). But with time people became more and more interested in this peculiar structure and it was decided that the tower shall not be dismantled. As time went by, the tower became a true symbol of the city. The name comes from the designer, Gustave Eiffel.
There are 3 levels of the tower that are accessible for tourists. The first 2 levels feature restaurants and bars with awesome views of Paris, but the best views are obviously on the top deck. From the height of almost 300 meters, the observation deck on the top of the tower gives breathtaking look at the City of Light.
The Eiffel Tower is located on the Champ de Mars, at the 5 Avenue Anatole France. There are 6 metro stations nearby, with the closest one being Bir-Hakeim.
The admission price ranges from €10.5 for children to €15 for adults.