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À quoi ça sert ? Ça veut dire quoi ça ?
What's the point ? What does that mean?
Pourquoi c'est comme ça ? C'est ? C'est qui lui ?
Why is it like that? Where is it? Who is he ?
Un jour, une question !
One day, one question!
À quoi sert la Tour Eiffel ?
What is the Eiffel Tower used for?
La Tour Eiffel sert surtout à mener des expériences scientifiques.
The Eiffel Tower is mainly used for scientific experiments.
Elle attire aussi des touristes du monde entier qui viennent admirer sa vue sur Paris.
It also attracts tourists from around the world who come to admire its view of Paris.
Surnommée "asperge de métal" par les Parisiens mécontents lors de sa construction (car trop voyante) elle est devenue le symbole de Paris et de la France.
Nicknamed "metal asparagus" by the disgruntled Parisians during its construction (because it was too visible) it became the symbol of Paris and France.
Mais pourquoi l'a-t-on construite ?
But why was it built?
La Tour Eiffel a permis à la France de briller lors de l'Exposition Universelle de 1889.
The Eiffel Tower allowed France to shine at the 1889 Universal Exposition.
Ces expositions organisées à chaque fois dans un pays différent dévoilent des inventions extraordinaires.
These exhibitions organized each time in a different country reveal extraordinary inventions.
En 1889, c'est au tour de Paris.
In 1889, it was the turn of Paris.
Pour l'occasion l'ingénieur Gustave Eiffel propose de construire la tour la plus haute du monde.
For the occasion, engineer Gustave Eiffel proposes to build the highest tower in the world.
Après de longs mois de calculs et de fabrication des pièces qui vont la composer, les travaux débutent le 26 janvier 1886.
After many months of calculations and fabrication of the pieces that will compose it, the works begin on January 26, 1886.
Deux ans, deux mois et cinq jours plus tard, la Tour Eiffel surplombe la capitale.
Two years, two months and five days later, the Eiffel Tower overhangs the capital.
Un contrat prévoit que la tour - au départ à Gustave Eiffel - revienne à la ville de Paris au bout de 20 ans.
A contract stipulates that the tower - initially Gustave Eiffel's - return to the city of Paris after 20 years.
De peur qu'elle soit détruite, l'ingénieur prouve son utilité en multipliant les recherches scientifiques à son sommet.
Lest it be destroyed, the engineer proves its utility by multiplying scientific research at its summit.
Il y installe un observatoire météo encore utilisé de nos jours.
He installs a weather observatory still in use today.
D'autres après lui y font les premières liaisons radio et télé réussies.
Others after him make the first successful radio and TV broadcasts there.
Ouf, la tour est sauvée et a même grandi !
Phew, the tower is saved and has even grown!
Aujourd'hui elle mesure 12 mètres de plus, soit 324 mètres grâce à sa coiffe d'antennes radio et télé.
Today it measures 12 meters more, or 324 meters thanks to its radio and TV antenna cap.
Tu te poses des questions ?
Do you have questions?
Nous on y répond !
We answer them!
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