Eiffel tower (Paris)

Our fourth leg starts in the ‘City of Love’ underneath the iconic Eiffel Tower. This landmark was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the French revolution and was only supposed to be temporary yet its beauty and its ability to be a radiotelegraph communication centre. Yet due to its popularity, it is still there to this day. Much of the initial development of Paris was when it was a Roman city called ‘Lutetia’. It is also believed that Paris only has one traffic STOP sign in the entire city. In April 2019 a fire broke out in one of Paris’s most famous and treasured buildings, the Notre-Dame. Luckily the 13 tonne bell named Emmanuel didn’t fall during the fire.

 

From here, we continue South through central France for 660km to the Millau Viaduct in France.