At the time of writing, most of Europe is inaccessible to many international visitors.

Many people, including our American and Australian friends haven't been able to travel to Europe for a year.

It is definitely not (yet!) the time to think about a French holiday.

For now forget a trip to Paris, fascinating museums, people watching from cafés and delicious croissants...

BUT it is not forbidden to dream.

To dream about Paris.

To increase your knowledge of France.

To explore all things French.

As I often write in my newsletter:

'Dream now and travel later!'.

If this resonates with you, I believe what is on offer below should definitely interest you.

Particularly if you're missing Paris and longing for your next trip.

I've found a way to bring you some French moments wherever you are now.

Without further ado let me tell you all about it!

Many of us are fascinated by the Eiffel Tower.

The emblem of France.

Maybe one of the most famous monuments in the world.

Did you know that every year, more than 6 million visitors climb up it?

And many more millions come to the Trocadéro or the Champ-de-Mars to admire the iron tower.

But that being said, the Eiffel Tower has a slight problem.

It's become an overrun tourist hotspot.

Parisians don't even get too close as they steer away from the tourists.

☹︎ There are too many visitors overflowing out the entrance.

☹︎ Too many people queuing up for hours to access the lifts.

☹︎ Scammers hunting you down trying to sell you miniature copies of the tower.

Like the locals you perhaps prefer admiring the tower from a distance.

You are more interested in off-beat Paris and all its secrets.

I do understand you.

The Eiffel Tower is such a paradox!

For many, it's just an iron tower with a recognisable shape that is part of the Paris skyline.

A global cultural icon of France.

A visit you may have already ticked off your list.


You have to scratch under the surface to understand its true value.

To go beyond the tourist hotspot.

What if the Eiffel Tower has kept some secrets hidden away from its millions of visitors?

Anyway, as a great fan of Paris from my early childhood, I couldn't let mass-tourism spoil my fond interest in the tower.

I remember the first time I saw the Eiffel Tower. It was a dream come true.

But later, when I lived in Paris, I rarely ventured near the tower.

Until that day when I was offered a coffee-table book on the Eiffel Tower.

The photographer had taken the tower from several angles, revealing parts of the structure I never knew about.

Eiffel Tower, Paris © French Moments
Eiffel Tower, Paris © French Moments
Eiffel Tower, Paris © French Moments
Eiffel Tower, Paris © French Moments

And that was the start of an ongoing research.

I was passionate about finding things out about the metallic tower that were unknown to most people - even to Parisians!

I came to the conclusion that the Eiffel Tower was much more than a mass-tourist icon.

It contains a lot of fascinating facts that explain why it is so popular today.

The Eiffel Tower is like a treasure chest that hides many secrets.

And to open the chest, you need to have the key ?

And that key is CURIOSITY!

Eiffel Tower, Paris © French Moments
The Eiffel Tower in Spring © French Moments


Are you fond of the Eiffel Tower?

You want to know more about its secrets?

I have the solution for Paris aficionados like you.

Oui ! There is a way to unveil the secrets of the Eiffel Tower.

It goes beyond the superficial facts and info found in tourist guides.

But you’ll need to undergo the same extensive research I did.

It takes time, energy and focus.

Oh mon Dieu ! ?

The GOOD NEWS is that I've done all of this for you!

Over the years I have:

? taken hundreds of photos of the tower, near and far,

? gathered tons of facts and info,

? researched many sources to discover more anecdotic stories...

? and just recently I've worked like crazy going through it and transforming it into a brand new course.

I've put a lot of thought into it and come up with a structure that will help you delve into the secrets of the Eiffel Tower (my teaching background came in handy!).

The course is intended to help you: 

  • gather info for your next trip to Paris
  • enjoy some armchair travel
  • simply satisfy your curiosity
  • learn new things just for the joy of learning
  • delve into the modern history of Paris
  • prepare a school presentation

The online course I designed is a unique product entirely dedicated to the Eiffel Tower. 

By saying ‘unique’ I mean there are no other courses of its kind on the web! 

You’ll be one of the few to discover things that many others (including Parisians) don’t know!

The ultimate course to unveil the secrets of the Eiffel Tower!

This is the only online course 100% dedicated to the Eiffel Tower.

And I'm thrilled to present it to you today!

You will learn unusual things about the Eiffel Tower that no tourist guides will tell you!

Together, we'll go beyond the tourist experience of the Eiffel Tower and understand its true value.

Think about it: you will find out interesting facts that many others don't... even the French themselves!

Yes, you will even be able to show off your knowledge to Parisians! Oh là là !

Tour Eiffel Perspective © French Moments

WHO IS this course FOR?

  • This online course is designed especially for lovers of France, who are curious to know more. If you like to dive into history and facts, the Eiffel Tower has a lot to teach you!
  • It is perfect for armchair-travel! It's like I'm delivering a little taste of Paris to your home.

Who is this Course nOT for:

  • Those wanting a qualification - there is no written assignment and you won't graduate with a degree in Eiffel Tower science!! However if you are a studying French at Uni it might add depth to an assignment.
  • This course is designed for France-enthusiasts. If you're not interested in diving deeper into French culture this might not be for you.


The online course is made up of a series of 4 modules and a bonus section.

Each module contains a number of questions (36 in total) which cover geography, history, fun facts and culture.

The content takes the form of videos (slideshows with voice over) and also includes texts, photos and diagrams.

Eiffel Tower discovery course
Eiffel Tower discovery course
Eiffel Tower discovery course

The First Floor © Guilhem Vellut - licence [CC BY 2.0] from Wikimedia Commons

Check out the content of the module by expanding the following toggles:


Q1 - Where is the Eiffel Tower located?
Q2 - How many platforms make up the tower?


Q3 - Who built the Eiffel Tower and why?
Q4 - What were the proposal sites for the Eiffel Tower?
Q5 - How long did it take to build the Eiffel Tower?
Q6 - Where does the iron of the Eiffel Tower come from?
Q7 - How many people worked on the site?
Q8 - How many casualties took place during the construction of the tower?
Q9 - What is the mystery behind the chimney of the Eiffel Tower?
Q10 - How much did the Eiffel Tower cost?
Q11 - When was the Eiffel Tower inaugurated?
Q12 - For which event was the Eiffel Tower built?
Q13 - Who opposed the Eiffel Tower and considered it an eyesore?
Q14 - Why the Eiffel Tower narrowly escaped being dismantled?
Q15 - Did Hitler order the destruction of the Eiffel Tower?
Q16 - Has the Eiffel Tower changed much since its inauguration?


Q17 - Who owns the Eiffel Tower today?
Q18 - How many steps to climb the Eiffel Tower?
Q19 - Why are the lifts of the Eiffel Tower so interesting?
Q20 - What colour is the Eiffel Tower?
Q21 - How much does the Eiffel Tower weigh?
Q22 - Is the Eiffel Tower strong enough to face strong winds?
Q23 - What is the actual height of the Eiffel Tower?
Q24 - Has the Eiffel Tower ever been the world’s tallest monument?
Q25 - Is the Eiffel Tower the tallest structure in France today?
Q26 - How far can we see from the top floor of the Eiffel Tower?
Q27 - How many visitors climb the Eiffel Tower each year?
Q28 - Is the Eiffel Tower the most visited monument of France?
Q29 - How many visitors can the Eiffel Tower hold at the same time?
Q30 - How much is the Eiffel Tower worth?


Q31 - Where is the hidden radio station of the Champ de Mars?
Q32 - Who are the names written on the first floor?
Q33 - When does the Eiffel Tower lit up at night?
Q34 - Are there any reproductions of the Eiffel Tower across the world?
Q35 - Which famous people climbed the Eiffel Tower while visiting Paris?
Q36 - Which artists paid homage to the Eiffel Tower?


Ebook: The Key Figures of the Eiffel Tower
Ebook: The Key Dates of the Eiffel Tower
Ebook: The ABC of the Eiffel tower
Ebook: English-French Glossary
The Flying Tailor of the Eiffel Tower

The Men and Women related to the Eiffel Tower

A Commented View from the Top Floor of the Eiffel Tower

& more!


PIERRE, author of 1300+ articles about FRANCE!

As a French national, you’d think I know everything about Paris and France... but to be honest this knowledge comes from hundreds of hours of research.

Born in Nancy, Lorraine, I'm fascinated by monuments and beautiful places. I have always been curious and eager to unveil the mysteries of history. And I have always been interested in wandering off the beaten track.

In the past I've lived in France, Germany, Australia and am now based in the UK where I run French Moments Ltd, a company my wife and I founded to promote beautiful France and its language.

Whilst living in Sydney, Australia, I got busy studying a Master of Translation & Interpretation English-French with Master of International Relations... then I ran a French language centre before returning to Europe. But more than anything what motivates me is writing about France and sharing it with the world.

Started in 2008, our blog has attracted over 1 million visitors in 2019 and has become well referenced on the web today.

Throughout my time living in Paris and Annecy, I offered guided tours to people coming from around the globe: the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, India... I loved seeing people's faces come alive as they discovered new places.

My passion is to help people discover France, whether in person or from the comfort of their armchair!

And the Secrets of the Eiffel Tower Course was born out of this passion...

I hope you enjoy the journey!



As this is a brand new course, I don't have testimonials (yet) from happy students. However, here are a few things our previous clients and readers have left me. 

The organisation of the 2 weeks intensive course in Alsace was superb, truly professional and wonderful attention to detail. Your standards are second to none, the nice little touches with our 'surprise packages', professional booklets and materials, the excursions etc. Superb!


Sydney, Australia

Somehow your blog appeared on my computer much to my delight.. This is just what I want having done all the touristy things I want to get into the real parts of Paris.



I wanted to tell you that your blog does exactly what I want it to do. It shows me different areas of France, gives a personal perspective, gives me ideas on what areas I would like to see.



Thank you for your email and the ebook. I hope to visit some of your list. Thank you for such an amazing blog it is a wonderful sharing you have with the world.



Imagine a fairytale village set in beautiful vineyards, nice companions, a course well-organised in every detail - small classes, experienced teachers, many opportunities to engage with French people – and a varied program of excellent excursions … I had fun, learned a lot and made good progress.


London, UK

Joining your course was the best decision I could make. It made me realize what I need to do if I am ever to progress in French. Your course was my first true conversational experience!

Thanks, Pierre!


Georgia, USA

Grâce à vous, nous avons passé de magnifiques vacances près de Colmar. Les visites des endroits que vous avez suggérées nous ont conquis. MERCI mille fois pour vos articles très détaillés qui font rêver et surtout nous donnent des indications nécessaires pour découvrir le Grand Est.



I wanted to tell you that your blog does exactly what I want it to do. It shows me different areas of France, gives a personal perspective, gives me ideas on what areas I would like to see.



Bravo pour ce que vous faites : c’est toujours avec beaucoup de passion, de précision … c’est tout simplement très vivant et si "local".



I wanted to let you know how interesting I find your writing. I was to be travelling in France about now but . . . In locked down Melbourne I travelled in my mind instead and read your posts and follow up on the information in them. Again, thank you.


Melbourne, Australia

Merci pour cette richesse d'informations sur les lieux et patrimoines de nos ancêtres. Nous avons hâte que la pandémie s'arrête pour retourner en Alsace, cette fois avec les objectifs d’aller à la rencontre des lieux de vie et d'histoire de nos aïeux. Pour combler cette attente, vos reportages activent notre curiosité et nous permettent de creuser les histoires de ces grandes familles de petits nobles. Encore merci pour tous ces rayons de soleil.



You are a treasure, and no one knows France as you do, and your photography to support it all is sublime!


California, USA

  • Go BEYOND the tourist experience & discover the true value of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Become the CURIOUS Paris-lover who likes to delve into history and fun facts.
  • Follow a UNIQUE study entirely dedicated to the most celebrated icon of France.
  • Learn about unusual things that even Parisians don't know!


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  • Why the Eiffel Tower narrowly escaped being dismantled?
  • Is the Eiffel Tower strong enough to face strong winds?
  • What is the mystery behind the chimney of the Eiffel Tower?
  • Is the Eiffel Tower the tallest structure in France today?
  • Did Hitler order the destruction of the Eiffel Tower?
  • How much is the Eiffel Tower worth?
  • Where is the hidden radio station of the Champ de Mars?
  • Which artists paid homage to the Eiffel Tower?
  • Which famous people climbed the Eiffel Tower while visiting Paris?


A bientôt!