Built by Gustave Eiffel and his collaborators for the Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1889, and initially called the "300-meter tower", this monument has become the symbol of the French capital.
On October 18, 1909, during the fortnight of aviation, Paris saw a strange bird move through its skies, 400 meters above the ground: the Wright A Model biplane belonging to the Count Charles de Lambert was making its first flight over the Eiffel Tower which had just turned 20.
On June 4, 1948, a visitor pulled its weight up the steps of the Eiffel Tower. Bouglione treated one of its pensioners, his oldest elephant - an 85-year old animal - a walk on the Eiffel Tower. It climbed all the way up to the first floor!
In May 1964, in spite of dull weather, Guido Magnone and René Desmaison, mountaineers, hauled themselves up to the top of this metal summit for the 75th birthday of the Eiffel Tower. The feat was broadcast on Eurovision.
On May 29, 2010, Taig Khris jumps from the first floor of the Eiffel Tower on roller- blades to beat the world record for the highest jump.
Pius Schwizer beat the Height Jump Record of the City of Paris by jumping 2m05 with his mare Chica's Way.
The British rider Ben Maher and the Egyptian Karim Elzoghby shared the victory in the Prix de Paris. Clear round, same time.
The French Roger-Yves Bost and the amazing Pégase du Murier win the Eiffel Sunday Challenge on Plaine des Jeux de Bagatelle.
The Italian, Lorenzo De Luca and Halifax finish the 2017 LPEJ with a sunny victory.
The 2018 edition brought luck to Ben Maher who won the Renault Mobility High Jump and the Longines Eiffel Challenge.
Double victory of Christian Ahlmann for this edition 2019 : the LGCT Grand Prix and the Longines Eiffel Challenge