From Saint-Paul to Saint-Cécile
It rises to 25 metres in height, access is via the Saint-Paul walkway which is 32 metres long and spans a 15-metre ravine above Allée Pasteur to connect what were formerly called the hills of Saint-Paul and Sainte-Cécile. This monument has been very well preserved. It was built in 1863 by Paul Régnauld (main architect of the Winter Town at the time) assisted by a young engineer who became very famous a few years later: Gustave Eiffel.
A graciously light metal structure
The metal tower is composed of a harmonious assembly of steel parts and steel cables (components left over from the construction of the railways), with steps welded to metal drums up to the wooden observation deck. It’s fascinating but climbing up can be frightening as some parts move. Don’t panic; the structure is very secure and has already withstood the highest of winds!