Week 33 – Travel, The Eiffel Tower, France

Tour the world’s most visited monument

Since its construction in 1889, more than 250 million people have visited Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower. An architectural feat for the time, the Eiffel Tower was the first monument in the world designed to reach the symbolic height of 1000 feet. The ‘Grande Dame de Fer’, remained the highest monument in the world for more than 40 years (today that title is held by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai). The Eiffel Tower remains the most visited monument globally.

In order to capture the imagery, the Google Maps team followed in the footsteps of the 7 million annual visitors and ascended multiple floors of the Tower. Using the Street View Trolley (designed especially for monuments and museums) they collected 360-degree views of the monument’s architecture and its expansive views over Paris.

Now you can enjoy these views and learn more about the Eiffel Tower from the comfort of your home.