Inspired by the film, the city of Paris is now even organizing architectural tours that primarily visit all of Gustave Eiffel's buildings that were previously overshadowed by his super tower. The two-hour tours lead to the Parc Buttes-Chaumont, where its high, red steel suspension bridge has been making the adrenaline rush to every pedestrian who wants to get to the Sybil temple on the island since 1867. They lead to the Palais Galliera fashion museum, which hides a metal structure from Eiffel behind its neo-renaissance facade and whose banisters, windows and gates also come from the Eiffel workshop. Or to the oldest cabaret in Paris, the Paradis Latin, which Eiffel also converted into a world exhibition: as a superlative theater stage. And it also leads directly to the present, to the chic Le Shack: a mixture of restaurant, club and coworking space. The light-flooded metal structure of this former printing house was designed by Eiffel in 1872 and has retained its charm and authenticity to this day. The Eiffel Tour is a truly edifying walk, where you can discover Paris, its grandeur and history, in a whole new way.
Both - film and tour - are my personal highlights this fall.
The two-hour Eiffel tour can be booked at: www.parisinfo.com