The Eiffel Tower with Google Earth Tours
Tour the Eiffel Tower with Google Earth (03:15)

Make a virtual field trip to one of Europe’s most famous landmarks; the Eiffel Tower. You will be using Google Earth to watch an aerial tour of the iconic French structure.

The product includes a document of 15 talking points and interesting facts about the famous tourist attraction.

It provides a pdf that describes what you are seeing based on the corresponding minutes in the video. This is so you can pause the tour at the given time stamp and let the class know what they are looking at.
For example the document says at, “2:36 – 2:49 – You are now looking directly at the monument from atop the Champ de Mars. You can see the tower’s three floors, which each house a restaurant. Believe it or not, a few pilots have actually flown planes through the lower arches. A famous WWII American pilot, named William Overstreet Jr., chased a Nazi pilot through the arches and shot him down as he was exiting the tower.”

The tour begins with a view of Europe from outer space. You are then zoomed in to the the Iron Lady's location to see it from a few different viewpoints. The angles are chosen so the students can get a good idea of the Eiffel Tower’s placement in Paris and it’s physical relationship to other famous Parisian landmarks. Finally, you are taken back out to a shot of Europe.

To watch, all you have to do is click on the file, Google Earth will open and you will be taken on a short trip to the World Heritage site. * Your computer must have Google Earth to watch these tours.

Feel free to visit some other famous landmarks in North America.
1. The Golden Gate Bridge (3:29)
2. Chichen Itza (5:38)
3. Niagara Falls (2:10)
4. Panama Canal (3:02)
5. Statue of Liberty (2:07)
6. Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri (1:06)

Here are some European landmarks
1. Stonehenge (3:29)
2. The Acropolis
3. The Colosseum
4. The Leaning Tower of Pisa
5. The Eiffel Tower (3:15)

by Ryan Nygren.

The cover photo is by EdiNugraha and has a Creative Commons license. The photo can be found @

Google Earth Tour Map Attribution

Map Data: Google, Image Landsat / Copernicus
Image U.S. Geological Survey
US DEPT of State Geographer
© 2016 Digital Globe
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