The Eiffel Tower
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Gustave Eiffel and his Tower have inspired numerous writers, film directors and artists of many different genres. Everyone has brought a fresh perspective to the monument.
Many works have been published on both the topic of Gustave Eiffel and the Tower. Some were even written by Gustave Eiffel himself. They provide a good way to discover or rediscover the Tower and its creator through enthralling and passionate books.
Gustave Eiffel’s works
Works on the Eiffel Tower
General works on Gustave Eiffel
Since the invention of cinema, the seventh art has taken a keen interest in the Eiffel Tower, whether it features as the main star, provides the location for an adventure, or is a decor item symbolising Paris. It appears in dozens of fiction films, of which here is a selection :
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The secrets of the Eiffel Tower, narrated by Michel Chevalet
How did engineer Gustave Eiffel come up with the idea of building a metal tower 300 metres high ?
How was he able to assemble it in two years, two months and five days with only 250 workers and 4 steam-powered cranes ?
Michel Chevalet, a famous French journalist, tells the story of the remarkable feat of Gustave Eiffel, who knew how to create a simple metal construction, which would become the emblem of the city of Paris and one of the most visited monuments in the world.
Des Racines et des Ailes – La TOUR EIFFEL (Roots and Wings – the EIFFEL TOWER) - (France Télévisions Distribution, 2009)
The legacy transmission of "Des Racines et des Ailes" broadcast on France 3 (French national television) recorded a show on the Tower, offering the public a programme dedicated entirely to the monument, on the occasion of the celebration of its 120 years.
Several reportages and numerous archive series’ have retraced this incredible human, technical and scientific epic which still continues to this day, paying homage to the genius and the work completed by Gustave Eiffel.
Retracing Gustave Eiffel’s footsteps - (France Télévisions Distribution, 2009)
Comedian Charles Berling’s first documentary retraces with insight the life and uniqueness of Gustave Eiffel.
Under Voices: Les Voix de la Tour Eiffel (China Blue - 2008)
A selection of rhythm, ambient, pop and structural pieces which play with the sampled sounds of the Eiffel Tower.
Tower Music (Joseph Bertolozzi - 2016)
Composer Joseph Bertolozzi harvested the Eiffel Tower’s sounds using microphones placed on its surfaces and composed a work entitled Tower Music / Musique de la Tour, using only the natural sounds of the Eiffel Tower Itself.
Choose a year in the strip below to discover the cultural event which took place at the Eiffel Tower or relating to it.
"Tales of the Eiffel Tower" Exhibit-Visit, from 15 May to 31 December 2009 on the first floor and stairs of the Eiffel Tower - Extended in 2010 and 2011
On May 15, 1889, the Eiffel Tower opened its door to the public, a few days after the inauguration of the Universal Exposition, and was the uncontested attraction of the event. 120 years later, the Mayor of Paris and the operating company, Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel, organized a series of events to celebrate the Tower’s anniversary in 2009.
"Tales of the Eiffel Tower" invited people from around the world to discover the beginnings of the Tower, its successful image, its highlights, replicas and souvenirs, what goes on behind the scenes. Visitors were invited to take a tour of the Tower, bone up on what they know and take a new look at the monument as seen through the many objects, posters, photos, engravings, illustrations and also films and interactive displays.
More than 100 illustrious panels, certain complete with monitors, games, and interactivity took the visitor into the heart of the monument, the passageways and the stairs of the Tower. A big tent had been installed on the platform overlooking the Champ de Mars which houses a cinema theatre and its bar. In the Ferrié Pavilion, more than 300 reproductions of the Tower of all shapes and sizes filled a curiosity display while the gallery room was showcasing works of art which drew inspiration from the "Lady of Iron".
"Rispal, a Collector's Passion", exhibition from 20 July to 23 August
The Gustave Eiffel Room located on the first floor is presenting the Josette Rispal collection, including various objects, engravings and other items revolving around the Eiffel Tower and the Universal Expositions collected by her father. Antonin Rispal (1920-2003), an art collector/dealer passionate for modern art constituted this impressive collection over the years, which reveals the technological and industrial boom of the period through such items as photos, engravings, dishware, posters and more...
Visit the Arctic Regions
The Eiffel Tower presents its visitors with "A visit to the Arctic Regions": a photographic expedition containing 80 photos showing the meeting of the Inuits in the 21st century and the discovery of the Arctic and Antarctic fauna.