France attracted 78.95 million foreign tourists in 2010, making it the most popular tourist destination in the world. Almost 10% of them go to visit the Eiffel tower. On an average there are more than 19 000 visitors (at peak more than 100 000 visitors/day) at the Eiffel tower daily. The location is very busy and in the heart of Paris. But even the busiest buildings have to be refurbished.