The Eiffel Tower
Paris Sightseeing w/Kids: Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower...
What resonant words. When we visited Paris, all three of my kids agreed: we had to see the Eiffel Tower first.
And they were right.
The Eiffel Tower -- in French, La Tour Eiffel, pronounced toor ee-fell-- is a much more wonderful piece of architecture than any pictures convey: massive, but airy. Try to visit the Eiffel Tower during daytime, and also do a night visit too: the Tower is open late, often until midnight, and is a delightful experience, lit up in the dark with thousands of lights.
The Eiffel Tower also has a fascinating history, including a stint as a radio transmitter during World War I. You'll find information displays on different platforms at the Eiffel Tower: allow plenty of time during your visit to learn about this landmark which was much criticized during it's early years.