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15 monumental facts about the Eiffel Tower

On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower was opened to the public. Below are some things you might not have known about the beloved monument. To mark the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution, Paris hosted the Universal Exhibition of 1889 (World Exhibition). Hoping to be considered for this large-scale project, artists from across the […]

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Paris closes the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the shops before the demonstrations of the “yellow vests” – Quartz

Tis the season… for violent protests, mass arrests and the closure of shops, museums and popular tourist destinations in Paris. On Saturday morning (December 8), more than 200 people were arrested in the French capital, ahead of a fourth weekend of protests by the so-called yellow vests (“yellow vests”). Instead of avenues packed with shoppers […]

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Eiffel Tower and Louvre close due to ‘significant violence’ during protests

Dozens of famous Paris attractions – including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum – are set to close on Saturday as local authorities warned of “significant violence” amid a spike in anti-government protests. “According to the information we have, some radicalized and rebellious people will try to mobilize tomorrow,” Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told […]

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Eiffel Tower and Louvre among Paris sights to close on Saturday

FILE PHOTO: French police forces secure Place du Trocadero near the Eiffel Tower during a protest by demonstrators wearing yellow vests, a symbol of French drivers protesting higher diesel fuel taxes, in Paris , France, December 1, 2018. REUTERS / Stephane Mahé PARIS (Reuters) – French authorities will close dozens of museums, tourist sites and […]

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The Eiffel Tower could be repainted in its original vibrant color | Travel

The Eiffel Tower was originally painted “Venetian red” in the workshop before being assembled. iStock/anyaberkut Many Parisians hated the Eiffel Tower when it was first erected in 1889. Although it may seem impossible now, the sentiment is perhaps more believable when you consider that the monument was originally painted in red. Over its 129-year history, […]

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Why was the Eiffel Tower built?

As one of the most visited cities in the world, Paris is continually celebrated for the unique characteristics that define it. In addition to love, light and croissants, it is also renowned for the distinctive beauty of its buildings. From enchanting Art Nouveau entrances to its ethereal Gothic cathedrals, the capital showcases French architecture at […]

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Eiffel Tower: information and facts

Whether you are lucky enough to have visited Paris or have only dreamed of going there, chances are you know the most beloved monument of the French capital: the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower, La Tour Eiffel in French, was the main exhibit of the Paris World’s Fair – or Exposition Universelle – of 1889. […]

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French police foil an Islamist plot to attack the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre

French police foiled plans by Islamist terrorists to attack famous historical sites, including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Officials unraveled the sinister plot after a senior al-Qaeda member sent a 29-year-old Algerian butcher in southern France numerous “suggestions on future jihad activity”. [in France]“, reports France 24. Known only as Ali M, the Butcher […]

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Report: Terrorists have targeted the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre

France has halted a terror plot targeting the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre art museum and a nuclear power plant, it emerged on Wednesday as French authorities announced new counter-terrorism measures. French police uncovered the plot after decrypting messages between a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in the south of France, called Ali M by French authorities, […]

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The Eiffel Tower celebrates its 125th anniversary: ​​the tower filmed

Lunch on the Eiffel Tower (1914) In this 1914 newsreel, a lavishly decorated dining room atop France’s most iconic monument is the scene of a formal lunch for foreign dignitaries. The cameraman climbs into the elevator for a spectacular view of the city glimpsed beyond the iron fretwork. Get the latest BFI news Sign up […]

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Home of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and… seagulls

A seagull flies over pigeons on February 20, 2006 in Paris. A two-hour drive from the French coast, Paris installs an artificial shoreline on the banks of the Seine every summer and while the beach may be fake, the seagulls overhead turn out to be real. A two-hour drive from the French coast, Paris installs […]

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Notre Dame with 13.6 mn of visitors at the top of the Eiffel Tower

Tourists who have flocked to the ‘most romantic city’ have made the cathedral their top pick among sites to visit PARIS, France — Thirteen Parisian landmarks drew more than a million visitors last year, but Notre-Dame Cathedral was the top pick and far ahead of the iconic Eiffel Tower, the city’s tourist office said on […]

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Eiffel Tower – Height, Timeline & Facts

Content Design and construction of the Eiffel Tower The Eiffel Tower becomes a permanent feature of the Paris skyline When Gustave Eiffel’s firm built Paris’ most recognizable landmark for the 1889 World’s Fair, many viewed the massive iron structure with skepticism. Today, the Eiffel Tower, which continues to play a prominent role in television and […]