The Eiffel Tower, built in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition of 1889, is the tallest structure in Paris and is named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel. Located at the end of the Champ de Mars Park and beside the Seine River, this Parisian monument is the symbolic flagship of the French capital. Its silhouette makes it an emblem of Paris. From the hotel, metro will take you directly to this world famous Parisian landmark. Copyright Paris Convention & Visitors bureau.