We cannot imagine L.A without its Casinos, New York without the statue of liberty, Rome without the Colosseum and Paris without the mighty ‘Tour Eiffel’. The Eiffel Tower, a symbol of Paris and France, has enjoyed a level of success that no one could have possibly imagined when it was built in 1889. It attracts about 7 million visitors every year and over the decades has become one of the country’s most important tourist attractions.
Gustave Eiffel’s construction is a striking feature of 303 meters. To reach the two levels, one must take the lifts or use the steps; from the second level, the visitors can relish the breathtaking sight of the entire Paris and its monuments. It is open for tourists, morning or evening, summers or winters. With the Champ-de-Mars, the magnificent Parisian park laid out at its feet, and, on the other side of the river Seine, the esplanade du Trocadéro offers an astonishing view of the Tower. The Iron Lady has been a host of spectacular lighting effects and outstanding events. The Tower has become the “soul” of the City of Light, dominating the Seine and the Paris skyline.
‘How can you be expected to rule a country that has 246 types of cheese?’ Charles de Gaulle’s Parisian cheese makers lay their stalls and French food fanatics aware of its fineness and quality, always gather around the stores. With help from an expert guide and chef, one can visit a select number of local artisanal food suppliers with an opportunity to taste what is on offer, ranging from an exquisite foiegras tasting to a private cheese workshop in a cheese monger’s shop. Situated at the stunning second level of the tower itself, 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant offers its customers a large variety of French delicacies and the mesmerizing sight of the City.
Round the corner there are hotels like Elysées Union, Paris Eiffel Cambronne, and more which offer a luxurious and comfortable stay. Making the Eiffel tower, the number spot to visit when one is in Paris and thus people are bound to come back again. C’estmagnifique!