top 12 wonderful things you should not miss visiting Paris
The Eiffel Tower is to Paris what the Statue of Liberty is to New York and what Big Ben is to London: the ultimate civic emblem. French engineer Gustave Eiffel—already famous for building viaducts and bridges—spent two years working to erect this iconic monument for the World Exhibition of 1889. Today it is most breathtaking at night, when every girder is highlighted in a sparkling display originally conceived to celebrate the turn of the millennium.
View from the Eiffel Tower With world-famous restaurateur Alain Ducasse at the helm of the tower's eateries, there's even more reason to visit. Enjoy a glass of champagne at the top of the tower, lunch at the new 58 Tour Eiffel on the first floor, or an elegant dinner at Le Jules Verne. There are also two well-priced cafés with healthy salads and sandwiches.