The Iron Lady of Paris (The Eiffel Tower)

The Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks. Standing tall over the Paris Skyline, it has become an iconic symbol for all travelers.

Eiffel Tower in Paris on a Sunny Spring Day
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It’s probably the world’s most over-exposed landmark. La dame de fer, as Parisians would have it, or “The Iron Lady,” has become an iconic symbol of Paris, even more recognizable than much older landmarks like Notre Dame de Paris.

It has also become a global symbol of travel. It is an oddly industrial tribute to a city that prides itself more on culture, history, and tradition.

By day, the Eiffel Tower is a focal point of the Paris skyline. Set amidst parkland in downtown Paris right next to the Seine, it becomes a spring outdoor meeting place. By night, it’s a brilliantly illuminated beacon that shimmers in the hourly light show. Paris is, after all, known as the City of Light.

Eiffel Tower in Paris on a Sunny Spring Day
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Eiffel Tower at night detail
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Eiffel Tower and Paris Skyline
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Eiffel Tower puddle at night
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Eiffel Towerat night panorama
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Eiffel Tower at night against intersection
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Eiffel Tower at dusk
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Eiffel Tower at night frontal shot
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Eiffel Tower on a bright sunny day with clear sky
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Eiffel Tower on a sunny day
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Eiffel Tower at dusk panorama
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Eiffel Tower on a sunny day
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Dusk photo of the Eiffel Tower
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Eiffel Tower with people having picnic
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