Tour Behind the Scenes of the Eiffel Tower, ParisPosted by Continental Tour Guide in Guide | 0 comments
Visit paris's Eiffel tower to enjoy breathtaking & unique panorama views of paris on the famous restaurant Le Jules Verne. Explore impressive engine room and see how the Tower's elevators operate.
The Eiffel Tower is Paris’ most-recognized icon and one of the most popular tourist attraction in the France and in the World as well.Located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, Eiffel Tower has nick name the iron lady,French call it with La dame de fer. Today, there is no such aversion anymore among the Parisians, and one could not imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, in fact it has become the symbol of the City of Light. Visitors to the European Union always rank the Eiffel Tower as one of Europe’s best attractions. It has recently been nominated to become one of the world’s seven wonders.
But what is the best and most elegant to tour around the Eiffel tower? Go behind the scenes of this staggering monument of paris. See a side to the Eiffel Tower that few visitors get to see with exclusive access to the engine room. A 90-minute tour includes a trip to the Le Jules Verne Restaurant for panoramic views of the city. You will enter first into the former bunker hidden under the Champ de Mars. A true privilege, you will then slip backstage to the surprising and impressive engine room of origin which still controls the elevators. Arriving next at the second floor you will be greeted by the amazing and unusual view that awaits you. As a VIP, you ascend the roof of the prestigious restaurant Le Jules Verne to exclusively discover an unprecedented 360° panorama of Paris. Built for the World Fair in 1889, Gustave Eiffel’s plans were chosen at a major competition to study the possibility of raising an iron tower on the Champ de Mars. With a base of 125 square meters, and soaring to a height of over 980 feet (300 meters), Eiffel’s tower was selected from among 107 projects, and took 2 years, 2 months, and 5 days to construct. Since its opening, visitors have been able to access the floors of the monument via lifts, a technical feat for its time. Carefully preserved, this exceptional structural heritage testifies to the visionary genius of Gustave Eiffel.
Why you Should Choose this Tour
Lots of people visit the Eiffel Tower, but most don’t even know about the cool things you see on this tour. Head down to the wartime bunker with its secret tunnels and back up to the second floor to take in the sweeping views from a restaurant’s private rooftop terrace. A fun and educational tour!
Visit the military bunker of the Eiffel Tower, under the Champs de Mars
Get exclusive access to the machinery room, under the east pillar of the Eiffel Tower
Learn about the workings of the impressive engine room and see how the Tower’s elevators operate
End your tour on the roof of the famous restaurant Le Jules Verne for an extraordinary view of Paris
Panorama Views – Start tour Seeing How the Tower’s Elevators Work
First you’ll enter the former bunker hidden under the Champ de Mars. You’ll slip backstage into a surprising and impressive hall where the original machines, which still control the elevators, are found. Once you reach the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower an amazing and unusual view awaits you. As a VIP, thanks to your ticket, you’ll climb on the roof of the prestigious restaurant “Le Jules Verne” and you will have an exclusive and unique panorama of Paris in 360. On the occation of the Universal Exhibition of 1889, a big competition was launched in the Official Journal. The challenge was to study the possibility of raising on the Champ-de-Mars an iron tower with a square base, 125 meters wide and 300 meters high. Selected from 107 projects was that of Gustave Eiffel. Construction on the tower lasted 2 years, 2 months and 5 days. Since its inauguration, visitors have had access to the floors of the monument via elevators, a great technical feat for the time. Carefully preserved, this exceptional heritage testifies today the visionary genius of Gustave Eiffel.