Its lighting, its sparkling lights, and its beacon shine and inspire dreams every evening. As France's symbol in the world, and the showcase of Paris, today it welcomes almost 7 million visitors a year (around 75% of whom are foreigners), making it the most visited monument that you have to pay for in the world.
Did the French people always like the Eiffel Tower?
8. People in Paris actually hated it at first. When the Eiffel Tower was built, many eminent intellectuals of the day (including famous French author Guy de Maupassant) protested vehemently against it, calling it 'a gigantic black smokestack' that would ruin the beauty of Paris.
What do tourists think of the Eiffel Tower?
Why was the Eiffel Tower criticized?
They said it looked like a hideous factory chimney, it was going to be 1,000 feet tall, way taller than anything else in Paris, and it would be there for 20 years. People also feared it might collapse because railroad bridges had collapsed.
How would you describe the Eiffel Tower at night?
Lit by more than 300 spotlights arranged along its girders, the tower takes on a gold sheen as soon as night falls. Cones of light highlight the structure and reveal it in a new light, both from the bottom and from the second level, where the tower's curved silhouette serves up an unbeatable view.
How would you describe Eiffel Tower?
The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron tower that stands 1,063 ft (324 m) tall. It was designed for the Exposition Universelle, a world fair held in Paris in 1889. It's currently the most famous symbol of Paris.