Today marks the 125th anniversary pf the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, which opened on 31st March 2014. The 324 metre tall tower is often used to symbolise Paris, and is instantly recognisable across the globe for being a Parisian landmark. Thousands of students on Adaptable Travel school trips have enjoyed the view from atop the structure, and is one of the highlights of the trip for many.
But why is the Eiffel Tower, designed by Maurice Koechlin and Émile Nougierand, so iconic? Named after Gustave Eiffel, the head of Compagnie des Etablissements Eiffel the tower was a controversial addition to the traditionally low-rise Parisian skyline in the early years. Many baulked at the ‘ugly’ design which did not fit in with an artistic city. Whilst many global cities such as New York were choosing to spearhead upwards, Paris resisted this temptation prior to the Eiffel Tower, hence the existence of a relatively low-level skyline of Paris today. This is one of the reasons for the Eiffel Towers iconic status, the fact that such a tower exists in a city like Paris is unlikely, and today offers some amazing, uninterrupted views across the Parisian skyline.
Paris has many iconic landmarks to offer on school trips, including the Musee de Louvre, Champs Elysee, Notre Dame, the Pompidou Centre and many many more amazing sites. Adaptable Travel have organised successful educational trips to Paris for thousands of schools and colleges from the UK.
Contact Adaptable Travel today to find out how we can tailor make an educational tour to Paris based around your subject area.
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