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Paris

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1 EIFFEL TOWER SOUVENIR SHOP

There’s no world landmark that works better in miniature than Gustave Eiffel’s Art Nouveau tower. Contemplating your palm-sized replica, spare a thought for the workers who, every seven years or so, repaint the 324m original by hand. The job takes 25 painters around 18 months, and sometimes means a complete change of colour. toureiffeiparis

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