The Eiffel Tower is wheelchair accessible
I try to report on culture and lesser known tourist spots, but some of the big ones are impossible to avoid. It’s a bit of a cliché, but I would be remiss if I did not include a post on the Eiffel Tower in my Paris posts. It’s one of the world’s most famous structures; it’s become iconic, a symbol of Paris. Today, Paris’s skyline is unimaginable without its iron lattice structure and spire.
The Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel) is 1000 feet (320 meters) high and was the tallest man-made structure in the world for 40 years. Named after Alexandre Gustave Eiffel who (along with a team of engineers) designed it. Built for the 1889 Worlds Fair (which coincidentally was the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution), it was intended to be a temporary structure. It was so popular (ahem, profitable) that it remained even after the fair. Elevator ticket…
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