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The Untold Story of the Eiffel Tower

Availability: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
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Do this because
  • Visit Trocadero Plaza and the Base of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Learn a lot of things that you didn’t know about the Tower, like why it was built, who didn’t like it, and the role it played during World War II.
What to expect

The tour starts in Trocadero Plaza so you can enjoy the best views of the tower and get a few pictures. Then it will head towards the tower and immerse you in the history of this glorious monument to nothing in particular. You'll learn about the 1889 World Fair and its conception and construction, as well as the influential Parisians who despised it and tried to get it torn down before eventually being won over by the masses. You'll also hear about some of its lesser-known quirks, like why it has to be painted regularly, how a con man sold it - twice - and why it was almost moved to Canada. The tour will finish at the base of the tower so you can appreciate its sheer immensity, then you can choose to buy a ticket and go up, or opt for a relaxing riverboat cruise down the Seine.

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What's included
  • Guided walking tour
  • Expert local guide
What's not included
  • Eiffel Tower Tickets
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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  • Infant: Free of charge
Where

17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75116 Paris, France

Meeting point:

Outside exit 1 of Trocadero Metro in front of the steps of the Palais de Chaillot, Trocadéro, 75116 Paris

What to remember
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
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When
  • From 15 April 2019 to 31 October 2019: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 5:30 PM
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Provider
Walks LLC
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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