It is the greatest tourist attraction of France, a symbol of Paris.

Its construction was completed on March 31, 1889.

Eiffel Tower interesting facts

1. Annually it is visited by almost 7 million tourists.

2. Construction took two years, two months and five days.

3. It is 324 meters high and weighs 10,100 tons.

4. You need to climb 1,665 steps to reach the top, but most visitors choose elevators.

5. When it is cold, the tower shrinks by about 15 cm.

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6. 60 tons of paint are needed to repaint the tower.

7. In 2008, the woman married the Eiffel Tower, which changed her name to Erika Laa Tour Eiffel.

8. The tower consists of 18,000 metal parts.

9. To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the completion of the tower, the British Virgin Islands issued a special $ 10 tower coin.

10. On a clear and cloudless day it is possible to see from the top of the Eiffel Tower the terrains located 65 km in each direction.

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11. The cost of building the Eiffel Tower paid for itself in less than six months after the opening of the tower.

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Eiffel Tower questions and answers

How much does it cost to climb the Eiffel Tower?

For adults € 17, for students aged 12-24: € 8.5, for children up to 12, invalids and French unemployed € 8.

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Who was Eiffel?

Gustave Eiffel was a French engineer and architect who built a tower named after him – the Eiffel Towers. He was also involved in the construction of a canal in Panama, which ended in a disaster, which damaged his reputation. Eiffel also designed the interior elements of the Statue of Liberty.

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Why was the Eiffel Tower built?

It was supposed to be a symbol of the century of the French Revolution.

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Why is the Eiffel Tower so important to the French?

Because it contributed to the victory of the first Battle of Marne in 1914. When one of the transmitters on the tower blocked German radio communication.

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What was the original use of the Eiffel Tower?

Initially, it was to be used as a wireless telegraph transmitter.

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What does the Eiffel Tower have in common with Margaret Tatcher?

They have the same nickname “Iron Lady”.

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How much was the construction of the Eiffel Tower?

The construction of the Eiffel Tower then cost less than 8 million francs.

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