The Eiffel Tower (la tour Eiffel) is a monument one of the most famous and visited sights of France.
The tower was built on the occasion of the 1889 World's Fair in Paris. It was designed by Gustave Eiffel and two associate engineers Maurice Koechlin and Émile Nouguier.
When it was first built, before taking the name of its creator, the Eiffel Tower was called the “300m Tower”. It was exactly 984 feet tall. However, on its inauguration day on March 31, it was topped by a large flagpole from which the French flag was flown, taking the height of the Tower to a little more than 312 meters (1,024 feet).
The Eiffel Tower reached the height of 330 meters (1,083 feet) on March 15, 2022 after a new antenna was installed.
ALTERNATIVE LOCATION NAME
La Tour Eiffel
architecture, historic, tower
Catherine Demongot, Philippe Noiret
A brash and precocious ten-year-old comes to Paris for a whirlwind weekend with her rakish uncle. He and the viewer get more than they bargained for, however, in this anarchic comedy that rides roughshod over the City of Light. Based on a popular novel by Raymond Queneau that had been considered unadaptable, the audacious Zazie dans le Métro, made with flair on the cusp of the French New Wave, is a bit of stream-of-consciousness slapstick, wall-to-wall with visual gags, editing tricks, and effects.