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Area (sq km): 547,030
Population: 64,102,140
Nationality: French
Local Name: France
Language: French
Time Zone: +1 GMT
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cents
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Capital: Paris
Dialling Code: +33
Electricity: 230V/50Hz
Internet Code: .fr
Religion: Roman Catholic
Climate: Mediterranean,
Marine West Coast
Government: Republic
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-17.00
Major Airports: Biarritz(BIQ),
Bordeaux(BOD),
Dijon(DIJ),
Marseille(MRS),
Nice(NCE),
Paris(CDG),
Toulouse(XYT)

Climb the Eiffel Tower from a Paris Apartment

It is impossible not to conjure images of the Eiffel Tower in your mind when you book a Paris apartment. It is said that Paris wouldn’t be the same without it. The amazing Eiffel Tower was created by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel for the International Paris Exposition of 1889, commemorating the centenary of the French Revolution.

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower

At the time of its construction, the Eiffel Tower caused tremendous controversy amongst many well-known intellectuals and artists; they even called it, among other adjectives, “useless and monstrous”. Nowadays it is Paris’s most famous landmark and is very much loved, not only by the French people, but by people all over the world. People travel from far and wide to stay in Paris apartments to get a glimpse of this iconic tower.

Eiffel Tower facts

The Eiffel Tower, with its 320.75 metres of height and its 7,000 tonnes of iron, is a magnificent work of engineering and is one of the most photographed structures in the world. It took two years to build and although its iron structure might sway a little with the high winds, it can withstand time and weather.

The Eiffel Tower is situated on the left bank of the Seine River, by the Champ de Mars, Paris. What could be more romantic for lovers than strolling along the banks of the Seine, with the wondrous spectacle of the lit-up Eiffel Tower at night or sipping wine from the veranda of Paris apartments or French villas overlooking the Eiffel Tower? A dream come true.

Altitude 95 and Jules Verne

There are facilities for the millions of visitors to the Eiffel Tower. It is open every day of the year to the public and there are elevators to each one of its three platforms. On the first platform there is an observatory, offering a grand view of Paris. It also has souvenir shops, a post office and the Altitude 95 Restaurant.

On the second platform, the visitors to the Eiffel Tower will find a demonstration of how the elevators work. Also on the second platform are telescopes, shops and the exclusive Jules Verne Restaurant, with great food and a magnificent view. For those who wish to dine at the Jules Verne, it is advisable to book months in advance.

Finally on the third platform, at 276 metres high, the tallest point allowed to visitors, there is a restored office of Gustave Eiffel and the most breathtaking view of Paris and its surrounding areas. Book your Paris apartment today and find one with a sublime view of the Eiffel Tower!

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