I was reading this great article on Thought Catalog called 40 Important Milestones You Can Have In Your Life Besides Getting Married. There were quite a few on there that I was very proud to have achieved already. One that really makes me smile was “7. Taking your parents on a vacation.” Earlier this summer, I was able to bring my mom out to London to visit me and while she was there, we went to Paris – a completely new city for her.

When I asked her what it was that she wanted to do, of course, the first thing she named was the Eiffel Tower! I was lucky enough to be in Paris in 2009 (on its 120th anniversary, no less!) while my mom has never seen it before. What is it about the Eiffel Tower that calls people to it? Well, it’s a very special monument and totally representative of the Parisian romance and grandeur. Here are 25 fun facts about the Eiffel Tower to help you understand more about why this building is so awesome:

Source: ParisCityVision
Source: ParisCityVision

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