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Meeting with the Eiffel Tower

Contemplate Paris from the second floor of the world-famous Eiffel Tower

Sunset on the Eiffel TowerThe end of the 19th century saw a considerable number of inventions that have changed our lives, from the telephone to racing cars and the vaccine against rabies. At that time, Jules Verne was writing his futuristic novels, France was building a colonial empire, trade was prosperous and the industrial revolution was in full swing.

Things were moving, everything was changing. This era sometimes called "the spring of technology", was a time of creative effervescence, crowned by Gustave Eiffel’s "Grand Iron Lady". The "A" over the Champ-de-Mars symbolized the beginning of a major movement that has continued to this very day.

The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ-de-Mars that has become both a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower, which is the tallest building in Paris, is also the most popular monument in the world, visited by millions of people every year. Named after its designer, the engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entry arch for the 1889 World's Fair. The tower stands 324 m (1,063 ft) tall and has become the symbol of Paris.


Practical information - An elevator will take you to the second floor of the Tower. Everyone will be able to stay as long as he wishes on the Iron Lady platform. In coming or leaving, do not hesitate to cross the Place du Trocadero to enjoy the view over the Tower!


Welcome Party

The week will smoothly bring us to this welcome evening on a moored boat, in the middle of the week. Welcome drinks, dinner and dancing, should lay way to a wonderful evening with Paris as a background. Bienvenue to the "Rendez-vous in Paris" welcome dinner.

Concorde PlazaWe encourage you to benefit from the localisation of the Concorde Atlantique Boat to visit the famous Place de la Concorde, only a few minutes walk from the place where the welcome evening party will take place.

The Place de la Concorde

The Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris, situated between the Tuileries Gardens and the Champs-Elysées.

The centre of the Place is occupied since 1836 by a giant 3,300-year-old Egyptian obelisk coming from Luxor Temple and decorated with hieroglyphics, exalting the reign of the pharaoh Ramses II. It is a 23 meters (75 ft) tall monolith in pink granite and weighs approximately 230 tons.
The obelisk is flanked on both sides by majestic fountains on the theme of rivers and seas. At each corner of the octagon formed by the Place are statues representing 8 French cities.


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