1889 to 2002, the Eiffel Tower has welcomed 200 million visitors of all
ages and origins from the four corners of the globe, who have come to
admire the "Iron Lady" and the city panorama from its 324-meter
height. An impressive statistic that confirms the monument's reputation
as the most visited site with an entry fee.
Throughout the years, interest in the Tower has only grown stronger as
100 million visitors were accounted for during the past 20 years. Since
1998, the more than 6 million visitors each year represent and average
of 8,000 per day during the slow season and 30,000 per day during school
and summer vacations.
As a symbol of Paris and France, the Eiffel Tower's success is undoubtedly
linked to its fascinating history, its aesthetics and architectural feat
as well as its relationship to industrial development and technological
advancements of the 20th century. Whether the Tower reigns over certain
events or is the theater for others, it remains one of the world's most