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Eiffel Tower

Hotel de l'Union advises you to visit behind the scenes of the Eiffel Tower.

Accompanied by a guide, who will recount to you throughout the visit numerous anecdotes, go behind the scenes of this staggering monument. You will enter first into the former bunker hidden under the Champ de Mars. A true privilege, you will then slip backstage to the surprising and impressive engine room of origin which still controls the elevators. Arriving next at the second floor, you will be greeted by the amazing and unusual view that awaits you.

As a VIP, you ascend the roof of the prestigious restaurant Le Jules Verne to exclusively discover an unprecedented 360° panorama of Paris. On the occasion of the World Fair in 1889, a major competition was launched in the Official Gazette.

The challenge was to study the possibility of raising an iron tower on the Champ de Mars, with a square base of 125 sq. feet and 300 meters high. Chosen from among 107 projects, was that of Gustave Eiffel. The work lasted two years, 2 months and 5 days.

Since its opening, visitors can access the floors of the monument via lifts, a veritable technical feat for its time. Carefully preserved, this exceptional structural heritage testifies, till date, to the visionary genius of Gustave Eiffel.

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The Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe

The Arc de triomphe was begun in 1806, on the orders of Napoleon I to honour the victories of his Grande Armée.

Inspired by the great arches of antiquity, the monument combines the commemorative with the symbolic and it has always played a major role in the national republican consciousness.

Every evening, the flame is lit on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier from the Great War. An exhibition portrays the history and explains its symbolic importance, nationally as well as internationally.

The terrace provides superb views both by day and night across the city and its great sweeping avenues.

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Louvre Museum

By far one of the most visited cultural sites in France and in the world, the Louvre Museum is a top landmark Parisian site.

With its rich architecture and the masterpieces within it, the Louvre Museum will take you on a journey from Antiquity to the 20th century.

This tour will enable you to retrace the history of the finest works of art such as the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and The Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon …

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