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150,000,000th visitor to Eiffel Tower (1993)

150,000,000th visitor to Eiffel Tower (1993)

The Eiffel Tower is a Parisian landmark that is also a technological masterpiece in building-construction history. When the French government was organizing the International Exposition of 1889 to celebrate the centenary of the French Revolution, a competition was held for designs for a suitable monument. More than 100 plans were submitted, but the Eiffel tower won. Eiffel’s concept of a 300-metre tower built almost entirely of open-lattice wrought iron aroused amazement, skepticism, and opposition on aesthetic grounds. When completed, the tower served as the entrance gateway to the exposition.

 

Activity Ideas:

  • Enjoy our virtual Eiffel Tower activity – here
  • Get stuck into our Fabulous France quiz to test your knowledge – here
  • Print off and enjoy a Lingo Flamingo French activity book on pets – here
  • And learn the pronunciation alongside with the video – here
  • Or their Tour De France activity book – here
  • You can also improve your pronunciation with Lingo Flamingo’s video – here
  • Take a tour of the Musee D’Orsay for a cultural twist – here
  • And take inspiration from some more French ideas – here