My theme – “26 Things I’d Like To See During Our Trip To France”
E is for “La Tour Eiffel
What is this? Qu’est-ce que c’est ?
Hmmm…well I think I’ll partially answer this with a picture. But in case there is still anyone in the known universe who doesn’t know, it’s a massive iron structure in the city of Paris, designed by Gustave Eiffel for l’Exposition de Paris 1889. It has become an icon, representing all things Parisian to the rest of the world. I have no statistics or anything to back me up on this, but I imagine it is one of the most recognized structures in the world. It’s one of those things that is so famous that only the mere suggestion of its shape will cause most people to recognize it. No challenge at all in the board game “Pictionary.” One has only to draw an upside down sort-of-Y-shape with lines resembling ironwork supports on it, and everyone will guess right away. Kind of like the shape of the state of Texas?
Where is it? Où est-ce?
La Tour Eiffel is located on the Northwest side of le parc du Champs de Mars along the Seine River in Paris’ 7th arondissement. I don’t think it’s too hard to find, due to its 389 meters of massive tallness!
Why do I want to go there? Pourquoi est-ce que je veux y aller ?
Well, I guess for all the obvious reasons…”because it is there”, because I want to climb all 704 steps available to climb, because I want to see the view from the top, because I want to see all the pictures my husband will take of and from the tower, because I want to kiss his cute little face at the top of it, because I want to be a dorky tourist and have him take my picture in front of it with a red umbrella like every other dorky tourist in the world, because I want to see it all lit up at night…you get the idea 🙂
And you, dear A to Z-ers? Et vous ?
What “Eiffel Tower” moments do you have? Did you climb the stairs or take the lift?
Alors à demain, chers lecteurs ! See you tomorrow!