The French word TOUR means tower. A great landmark, and one of the world’s most famous towers, is the Eiffel Tower in the city of Paris, France. The 300 metre (984 ft) high tower was designed and built by the French civil engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel for the Paris World’s Fair of 1889. Not only valuable as a tourist attraction, the tower is also used as a weather station and as a radio and television antenna.
For a virtual tour of the Eiffel Tower, visit:
View from La Tour Eiffel
Interactive Games at the Eiffel Tower site:
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