Tour Eiffel Avenue Gustave Eiffel, Parc du Champ de Mars Paris 7 The Eiffel Tower quickly became one of the main symbols of France, rather than the anticipated eyesore which the French believed could only result from its construction in 1889. It is a metallic structure made of iron which was designed by the French Engineer Gustave Eiffel for the Universal Exhibition in Paris to mark 100 years since the French Revolution. It was built in two years and is 324m high. There are three floors to the tower but you can only climb (1,665 stairs) to reach the second floor. To get from the second floor of the tower to the top you will have to take an escalator and once you reach the top you will see beautiful views all over Paris. Today, it has become the most visited monument in the world and it is situated in front of the Champs de Mars. The Eiffel Tower lights up each evening on the hour for 10 minutes. Around 20,000 lights and 300 floodlights are needed to illuminate it and this spectacular show of lights dominates the Parisian horizon. Paris Guide | Monuments in Paris Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.