Eiffel’s Paris a la Carte
When Gustave Eiffel constructed his tower for the 1889 Exposition Universelle, it was to mark France as a leader in the scientific and technological advances that defined the 19th century. On the tower’s four sides Eiffel inscribed the names of 72 French scientists and engineers — partisans in a revolution that transformed Paris and the world.
Explore the roots of technological innovation in 19th century Paris using this interactive Google map.
Barral, G., 1892. Le Panthéon Scientifique de la Tour Eiffel. Nouvelle Librairie Parisienne, Paris.
Hillairet, J., 1963. Dictionaire Historique des rues de Paris. Les Éditions de Minuit, Paris.