The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower


The Eiffel Tower, Avenue Gustave Eiffel, Paris, France

Featured in A View To A Kill (1985)


After having lunch at one of The Eiffel Towers restaurants, Bond chases May Day up the tower. Before he can catch up, May Day parachutes from the very top of the tower, eventually meeting up with a waiting boat piloted by Max Zorin.


The Eiffel Tower was erected on 31th March 1889 for the Universal Exhibition in celebration of the French Revolution. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel whose company designed and built the tower.

At 324 metres tall, the tower became the tallest man-made structure in the world when it was completed. Impressively it would hold onto to this title for another 41 years, only losing it when the Chrysler Building in New York was constructed in 1930.

The tower attracts over six million visitors per year, making it Paris' number one tourist attraction, with the 250th million person visting in 2010.


If you are interested in riding the lifts, be prepared for long lines. It's about 350 steps to the first level, then it's another 400 steps to the second level and the lift to the top. The levels where Bond and May Day fight are between the 2nd and 3rd levels, but are sadly not accessible to the public.


Thanks to Jeff Caplinger for contributing information about this location. §

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