Spending holiday with your family is a great idea to take break from your busy schedule all over the year. Let me help you to choose a place that is an exposition as you see new invention, new kind of art and new kind of food, YES it is Paris. Paris is a family-friendly city break. Experience the breathtaking sights and sounds of the City Of Light Paris. All my words go to one of Europe’s most famous buildings which are the Eiffel Tower. Have a visit of the most famous landmarks Eiffel Tower that offers a wonderful, and very affordable, ‘taste’ of Paris.
The Eiffel Tower opening took place on the 10 June 1889. It stands in the champ de Mars, a park near the River Seine in Paris. It is 300 meters tall and was built by a French engineer Alexander Gustave Eiffel for the Paris Universal Exposition in 1889. It cost over a million US dollars – a lot of money at that time. People who invested in the building were worried that they would not get their money back. However, in the first year they got much more than their money back. Thousands of tickets were sold to people who wanted to go up and look at the view from the top, as a result of the construction of the tower.
The Eiffel Tower is such a tall building. If you use the stairs to go up you had to climb hundreds of stairs. So Eiffel asked Elisha Otis to design a lift for the building. They were the first proper lifts in the world. The tower contains an apartment that Eiffel himself lived in it. Many kings and queens visited the tower during the opening and of course, they visited Eiffel’s apartment. Although Eiffel designed the tower for people to visit, it was also used to scientific experiments.
Nowadays, the tower gets twice as many visitors as the other very famous building in Paris – the louver. Also there is a big restaurant at the top of the tower. You can reach it by riding a lift as from their, you have a great view of Paris while enjoying the delicious French food.
It is one of the famous buildings in France. The writer Oscar Wilde said that he liked the Eiffel Tower because it was the only place in Paris from which he could not see the Eiffel Tower. And I want to say that it is the best view you have ever see in your life.