Eiffel Tower – La Tour Eiffel

  If it hadn’t turned out to be such a good radio tower, the Eiffel Tower, “la Tour Eiffel” might have been dismantled in 1909. The City of Paris planned to tear it down, but it was too valuable for communications purposes, and was allowed to remain. And though the tower was heavily criticized early … Read more

Ile-de-France Tourism – Visit the Ile-de-France region of France

It’s easy enough to say that Ile-de-France is Paris, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Of the 26 administrative regions in France, Ile-de-France is the most densely populated and the wealthiest. Over 11 million people live here, and 90% of Ile-de-France is covered by the Paris metropolitan area, but there are many other cities … Read more