French landmarks in Las Vegas.

Half-Size Eiffel Tower, 2/3-Size Arc De Triomphe

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Francophile shutterbugs may have a difficult time snapping shots of the big arch, as it stands in the middle of the check-in circle for the Paris Las Vegas Hotel-Casino, and there's no place to stand or park without getting some taxi or airport shuttle driver angry (good news -- they didn't curse us in French).

The Eiffel Tower is more camera-friendly, and at nearly 500 feet tall it is the largest one of many Tower replicas across the U.S. It's half the size of Gustave Eiffel's original, erected in Paris for an 1889 World's Fair, the Exposition Universelle.

Still, the Vegas Eiffel Tower merits a snapshot in any tour of the city's ridiculous replica landmarks (along with the Statue of Liberty, Luxor pyramid, and Sphinx). Or ride an elevator to the top and take pictures of people on the ground taking pictures of you.

Also see: Las Vegas - Mighty Mutant

Half-Size Eiffel Tower, 2/3-Size Arc De Triomphe

Paris Las Vegas Hotel-Casino

Address:
3655 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas, NV
Directions:
Paris Las Vegas Hotel-Casino. On The Strip (Las Vegas Blvd S.) just south of Flamingo Rd.
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