The Eiffel Tower is iconic? and a must-see if you are traveling to France, so we thought we would share a few fun facts about the structure with you: – The Eiffel Tower was originally built for the 1889 World Expo by Gustav Eiffel, and was originally intended to only be a temporary exhibit. -Initially the Parisians did not like the tower, but as the world’s interest grew in this architectural feat, the locals began to think it wasn’t so bad, and they eventually decided to keep the expo exhibit permanently. – When the tower was built, it was the tallest man made structure in the world.? Prior to the Eiffel tower, the Pyramids of Egypt were the tallest man made structure. – The Eiffel Tower is 320 m tall, and weighs 10 000 tonnes.? It is made up of 12 000 pieces of steel and is held together by 2.5 million rivets. – The view from the top of the Eiffel Tower receives approximately 6 million visitors every year. We hope we have intrigued you enough to want to see it for yourself!? Intrepid Travel, and G Adventures offer some great options to travel through Paris on some of their?Europe tours.