The cosmopolitan capital of France, Paris is a city with a turbulent past and a liberated present.
From its museums, that tell a story of France’s glorious history to its tiny street corner bakeries that offer delectable éclairs, it is a global hub of all things art, fashion, culture, history and gastronomy.
Though Paris is renowned for many things, it is mainly known for its iconic attractions such as The Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Palace of Versailles and undoubtedly… Eiffel Tower!
Does anything really need to be said about the Eiffel Tower though?
Because greatness deserves to be spoken about.
If you see, most famous attractions have some special story to them. And you would think that even the Eiffel Tower would. But, it doesn’t. In fact, it was constructed for a purpose that was nothing to write home about. Its sole purpose back then was to simply serve as the entrance to the 1889 World Fair. Even before the completion of its construction, the tower found itself enveloped in much criticism from some of France’s most elite artists and intellectuals. But little did they know that one day, it would be standing in all its glory, as one of the greatest, biggest and tallest structures ever built.
But it’s not just that. The Eiffel Tower is an engineering masterpiece. Constructed in a record time of 2 years, it is composed of 18,038 iron parts and held together by 2,500,000 rivets. The construction required 7,300 tons of iron; and to paint the 1,063 feet tall (tall seems like an understatement) tower, 60 tons of paint was needed. And there are a lot more impressive technicalities that we could talk about but the Eiffel Tower is so much more than that. And there is only one way to find this out – you guessed it – by visiting it.
And there is no best time to visit the tower, no best season. Nothing as such. Why? Because no matter when you visit, be it summers or winters, your experience will always be indelible.
The Eiffel Tower in summers looks as pretty as a picture. The beauty of the tower – with the blue summer sky, dotted with fluffy white clouds and combined with the lush green gardens surrounding it – will leave you mesmerized.
In winters, though, visiting the tower is
something else. It’s incomparable. It will be cold, there will be wind blowing
and you will have to bundle up in layers of clothing but once your eyes fall on
the tower, you will feel the chill go down your spine. No, it won’t be because
of the cold but because of the magnificence of the Eiffel Tower.
If it has snowed in Paris, be prepared to be blown away by the sheer beauty of the view. It stands out (as always) against the fog; and the white blanket of snow that has covered its surroundings complements the tower beautifully.
You must have seen photos but they just don’t do any justice to it.
No amount of words, or photos can do justice to the Eiffel Tower. You just have to visit it. And feelaplace.com is here to take you on an immersive journey of the Eiffel Tower, where not only will you get to see it standing tall and proud but will also get to feel the various emotions that will hit you once you finally look at it.
We like to call this love – because the moment you’ll finally see the Eiffel Tower with your own eyes, in person, you will fall in love.