The most famous edifice in the world, the Eiffel Tower, was originally erected as a temporary exhibit for a World Fair.
Constructed from 1887–89 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticized by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world.
If you want to turn your trip into something unforgettable, I personally recommend that you go up to the top where you can get the best views of Paris. But beware if you are afraid of heights, because the tower has nothing more and nothing less than 300 m in height.
Many of the world’s great cities have a feature that identifies them, defines their existence, and acts as the pulse that runs through the cities heart. The Seine River in Paris is what the River Thames is to London, the Danube to Budapest. It’s the epicentre, the area tourists migrant to, where they observe the famous attractions, capture the memories.
This river, almost 800 kilometers long, is the second longest river in France. In Paris you can take a boat trip to observe some of the most popular monuments; as: Notre Dame, La Conciergerie, Musée d’Orsay, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Jardin des Plantes/Cité de la Mode. .
The Pont Alexandre III is a deck arch bridge that spans the Seine in Paris. It connects the Champs-Élysées quarter with those of the Invalides and Eiffel Tower. The bridge is widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in the city.
The Beaux-Arts style bridge, with its exuberant Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses at either end, was built between 1896 and 1900. It is named after Tsar Alexander III, who had concluded the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1892. His son Nicholas II laid the foundation stone in October 1896. The style of the bridge reflects that of the Grand Palais, to which it leads on the right bank.
The Pont Alexandre III is Paris’s most elegant, grandiose, and sumptuous bridge: one of the most beautiful river crossings in the world. It was built for the Exposition Universelle of 1900, an international world’s fair that introduced talking films, escalators, Russian nesting dolls, wireless telegraphy (radio), and the most powerful telescope ever built. Rudolf Diesel exhibited his new combustion engine which ran only on peanut oil, and the city staged the first Olympic Games outside of Greece. The fair introduced the Art Nouveau style into popular culture and for the first time electric lights illuminated the City of Light.