Paris City Tour 1st part; Lattice Stairs of Eiffel Tower

Central Europe 1st part; 4-days traveling solo in France
October 10 to October 14, 2013

Versailles 2nd part; other tourist spots 

The Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Exposition Universelle, which was to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the French Revolution. Its construction in 2 years, 2 months and 5 days was a veritable technical and architectural achievement. "Utopia achieved", a symbol of technological prowess, at the end of the 19th Century it was a demonstration of French engineering personified by Gustave Eiffel, and a defining moment of the industrial era.
http://www.tour-eiffel.fr/en/everything-about-the-tower/the-eiffel-tower-at-a-glance.html

The Eiffel Tower is open every single day of the year from 0900H to 2300H with admission fee of 14.5 Euro to the top and 5 Euro if using the stairs only. This can reach through Champ de Mars metro station.

9 steps to the ticket booth at the base, 328 steps to the first level, 340 steps to the second level 18 steps to the lift platform on the second level and 15 steps to the upper observation platform.

* Eiffel Tower is 1,063 feet (324 meters) tall, including the antenna at the top. Without the antenna, it is 984 feet (300 m).
* French have a nickname for the tower: La Dame de Fer, "the Iron Lady."
* Eiffel Tower has 108 stories, with 1,710 steps. However, visitors can only climb stairs to the first platform. There are two elevators.


world's famous signature landmark, Eiffel tower of Paris

world's famous signature landmark, Eiffel tower of Paris (queuing line)

world's famous signature landmark, Eiffel tower of Paris (tower info)

world's famous signature landmark, Eiffel tower of Paris (the lattice staircase)

world's famous signature landmark, Eiffel tower of Paris (the lattice staircase)

world's famous signature landmark, Eiffel tower of Paris (the lattice staircase)

world's famous signature landmark, Eiffel tower of Paris (on the viewing deck)

world's famous signature landmark, Eiffel tower of Paris (on the viewing deck)

world's famous signature landmark, Eiffel tower of Paris

world's famous signature landmark, Eiffel tower of Paris (on the viewing deck)

world's famous signature landmark, Eiffel tower of Paris (on the viewing deck)

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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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