In 1991 The Eiffel Tower was declared a UNESCO world heritage site.
On the 3rd floor of the Tower, Gustave Eiffel had a secret apartment built exclusively to entertain from. It was off limits to the public for years but can now be looked at through a window by ticket holders.
The Eiffel Tower is held together by more than 2.5 million rivets!
It’s repainted every 7 years… and requires 60 tonnes of paint.
For over 40 years The Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world, with the top at a vertigo inducing height of 324 metres!
If you’re feeling very fit, you can climb to the top – beware though – there are 1,665 steps! So most people take the lift.
Little known fact: The Eiffel Tower actually has a total of 5 lifts!
It’s consistently in the top 10 of the worlds most visited tourist attractions.Since the tower’s opening in 1889, it has attracted over 300 million visitors!
The Tower was sold by a con artist named Victor Lustig for scrap metal. Not once, but twice!
The Eiffel Tower is covered in 20,000 lightbulbs, making it absolutely sparkle at night.