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France: Paris celebrates Eiffel Tower's 130th birthday

France, Paris
May 16, 2019 at 06:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people attended the first of a three-day celebration marking the 130th birthday party for Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower on Wednesday.

Festivities were inaugurated with a concert by French singer Jeanne Added and a night-time laser show from set designer Bruno Seillier, who retraced in 12 minutes the monument's 130-year history.

Mayor Anne Hidalgo was seen at the event, which includes a visit to the tower by more than 1,300 children. The show will be broadcast on 16 and 17 of May, at the beginning of each hour, from 10pm to midnight.

Gustave Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower for the 1889 World Fair. Standing at 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, it is the tallest structure in Paris. Widely considered to be a global cultural icon of France, the Eiffel Tower receives over 6 million visitors year-round.

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Thousands of people attended the first of a three-day celebration marking the 130th birthday party for Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower on Wednesday.

Festivities were inaugurated with a concert by French singer Jeanne Added and a night-time laser show from set designer Bruno Seillier, who retraced in 12 minutes the monument's 130-year history.

Mayor Anne Hidalgo was seen at the event, which includes a visit to the tower by more than 1,300 children. The show will be broadcast on 16 and 17 of May, at the beginning of each hour, from 10pm to midnight.

Gustave Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower for the 1889 World Fair. Standing at 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, it is the tallest structure in Paris. Widely considered to be a global cultural icon of France, the Eiffel Tower receives over 6 million visitors year-round.

W/S Eiffel Tower from below, Paris

M/S Sunset view through the Eiffel Tower

C/U 130th birthday sign

M/S Tour Eiffel scale model

M/S Women admiring the the view from the first floor of the Tower

M/S Eiffel Tower

M/S Celebration event

M/S Poster 'La Tour de M. Eiffel'

M/S 130th years celebrations

W/S Jeanne Added’s concert

C/U Jeanne Added’s concert on cellphone screen

M/S Jeanne Added’s concert

M/S People celebrating

M/S Big screen reading 'Happy Birthday 130 Years!'

C/U Beer on personalised "130 years" cup

M/S Drummer

C/U People chatting

C/U Jeanne Added

W/S Jeanne Added’s concert

W/S Lights

W/S Tour Eiffel light show

C/U Tour Eiffel light show

W/S Tour Eiffel light show

W/S Tour Eiffel light show

M/S Tour Eiffel light show

M/S Tour Eiffel light show

W/S Tour Eiffel light show

M/S People watching the light show from Trocadero

W/S People watching the light show from Trocadero

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