Years ago a man told me "You should see Paris for the first time with someone who loves the city." Lucky me, on this, my first visit, I was in the company of nine friends who ALL love Paris!
The Eiffel Tower, Tour Eiffel, is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Constructed from 1887-89 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair, it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower, 1,063 ft tall, is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015.