Paris

Eiffel Tower, Mona Lisa and Versailles

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is in Paris, France. It stands at 984 feet! It opened in March of 1887. That's 120 years! The Eiffel Tower is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel. The tower took over 2 years to build, and it is entirely made out of iron.

Facts about the Eiffel Tower

~The Eiffel Tower is the most visited place in the world

~More than 7 million people visit each year

~The tower was originally intended for Spain

~1,665 steps are needed to get to the top

~There are 20,000 light bulbs in the Eiffel Tower

~Gustave Eiffel had a apartment at the top of the tower

Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa is also in Paris. The Mona Lisa is a very famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The painting is at an art museum called the Louvre. Over 70,000 pieces of art are here. This famous painting is 513 years old!

Facts about the Mona Lisa

~The name Mona Lisa was a mistake. The name was supposed to be Monna Lisa!

~People thought the painting was an imperfection so in 1956 a man threw a stone at the left elbow which caused paint damage

~The painting is considered priceless.

~A room in the Louvre where Mona Lisa is cost over 7 million dollars and was made just for this painting

~She has no eyebrows in the painting

Versailles

Versailles is a palace in Paris where King Louie and Marie Antoinette. The palace has 700 rooms more than 2,000 windows and almost 500 mirrors! This place was built 334 years ago in 1682! Versailles came a tourist attraction in 1837 the government made it a museum. More than 3 million people visit each year.

Facts about Versailles

~King Louie moved from the Louvre to Versailles

~The gardens of Versailles cover 30,000 acres

~King Louie made everything a ceremony, even waking up in the morning

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