Built in two years by fifty engineers, adorned with two million five hundred thousand rivets, 330 meters high (and not counting the foundations which are buried 33 meters down in the ground), the Eiffel Tower remained for forty years the tallest construction in the world, until the Chrysler Building was built in 1930.

Beyond these extraordinary figures, the Eiffel Tower has been the symbol of the French capital since 1889, even if its detractors have not hesitated to criticize it (“this truly tragic lamp post” according to Léon Bloy, “this belfry skeleton” according to Paul Verlaine or “this factory pipe under construction” according to Joris-Karl Huysmans).

Well, let’s leave the impressive figures, the history and the sad souls there and let’s enjoy the breathtaking view offered by the different floors of the Eiffel Tower.

January 20, 2023