The Eiffel Tower is a well-known landmark in the French city of Paris. It is located on the Champs de Mars. It is named after the tower’s creator Gustave Eiffel. The tower itself is a wrought iron lattice tower and reaches 324 metres in height and was constructed between 1887 and 1889. It was built as the entrance to the 1889 World’s fair.
In 2015 almost 7 million people visited the tower. There are three levels for visitors with restaurants on the first two floors and a viewing deck on the highest level.
The tower is a paid attraction and tickets can be bought to either take the stairs or lift. Choosing to take the stairs involves a climb of over 300 steps to the first level and the same again to the second.