These days its perhaps hard to imagine the Eiffel Tower's origins. It was first erected in 1889 as an entrance to the Worlds Fair. And many Parisians were outraged that one Gustave Eiffel had the audacity to pierce their citys skyline and with 324 metres of cast iron.
The Eiffel Tower was originally intended as a temporary exhibit. Now it stands as Paris's most instantly recognisable symbol and firmly secured in the hearts of the French. Legislation bans the construction of any building that might question the tower's dominance of the city skyline. The citys tallest structure will therefore always maintain maximum impact.
The tower is first on any list of Parisian tourist attractions. Amazingly, it houses restaurants on two of the three viewing decks. Access is available via the staircase but remember there are 300 steps in between each level, so you may want to consider taking the elevator. The view from the top is the best youll find in Paris. On a clear day you should have your pick of spotting the famous sites, from the Louvre to Luxembourg Gardens.
70sqm, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living Room, Sleeps 4
- 2 double bedrooms and 1 bathroom
- Direct view onto Champ de Mars and steps from the Eiffel Tower
This great apartment is on the second floor of a residential apartment building, with an …see more
My 6th floor (WITH ELEVATOR), stunning, two-room designer apartment is AIR CONDITIONED (a rarity in Paris apartments). Remodeled and renovated in 2009 under the supervision of the Italian architect Leoterio BERELLINI, this 30 m² (square meter) flat offers the warmth of …see more
Access: Metro: line 9, Alma Marceau Metro Station,
Set in the 7th district in Paris, this stylish apartment is located just 500 m from the Eiffel Tower. A flat-screen TV, free WI-FI access are included.
A view of beautiful garden is offered from the bay wi …see more
60sqm, 1 Bedroom, 1 Modern Bathroom, 1 Living – Kitchen Area, Sleeps 4
- Charming apartment in the most central location
- Centrally located – close to the Marais, The Louvre Museum, Notre Dame
- Washer/dryer and hairdryer provided
- Free high-speed …see more