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The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is Paris's iconic iron-lattice tower, a feat of engineering from the late 19th century, reaching 324 metres in height. It rises above the banks of the Seine and the Champ-de-Mars Park.

The Eiffel tower along the avenue verte london paris

Built by Gustave Eiffel and his associates for the Exposition Universelle, or World's Fair, held in Paris in 1889, the monument was initially named 'the 300 meter tower'. Since then, it has become the ultimate symbol of the French capital and one of its most popular tourist sights. In fact, it is one of the most popular and most visited tourist attractions in the world, receiving over 6.5 million visitors annually in recent years, while in its history, it has received approaching 7 billion visitors.