Indulge in a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the Eiffel Tower
As part of your Paris tour, why not visit the Eiffel Tower (https://www.pariscityvision.com/en/paris/landmarks/eiffel-tower) and indulge in a guided tour to see things few visitors get to see? You'll benefit from exclusive access to the tower's engine room as well as a trip to the second floor Jules Verne Restaurant to take in the spectacular views over Paris.
Gustave Eiffel built the tower for the 1889 World Fair and his design was chosen from over 100 entries. The aim of the competition was to design an iron tower on the Champ de Mars. The result was the Eiffel tower with a base of 125 m2 and a height of over 300 meters. Construction took 2 years, 2 months and 5 days. Ever since it opened, visitors have been able to ascend the tower using lifts. At the time of construction, these were an amazing technical feat. However, when Paris was invaded by the Germans on June 14, 1940, French resistance fighters cut the lift cables to prevent easy access to Hitler. Today, of course, the lifts function perfectly and are constantly on the go day and night ferrying people to the tower's dizzy heights.
During your tour, you'll be lead by a guide who'll tell you interesting snippets of information and anecdotes as you go. Best of all, you'll get to go behind the scenes of this fascinating structure, including a visit to the former bunker underneath the Champ de Mars. Another highlight is a look at the engine room, which drives the lifts. To finish your tour, you can ascend to the second floor. As a VIP guest, you'll be blown away by the views and the unique 360° Parisian panorama from the classy Jules Verne restaurant.