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Video: The Eiffel Tower turns 125

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-03-31

It was only supposed to stand for 20 years but on Monday 31 March the most famous Paris landmark, the Eiffel Tower, celebrates its 125th birthday.

It was on this day in the year 1889 that the tower welcomed its first visitors and, despite early objections by some Paris residents, it has since become one of the world’s most recognisable monuments and a much-loved symbol of France’s capital.

An estimated 250 million people have visited the tower since it first opened, and it still attracts seven million people from around the world every year.

Date created : 2014-03-31

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