Take a virtual trip!
Take a virtual trip!
What's coming up
Google Earth is your boarding pass to visit exotic locations from the comfort of your lounge room.
In this activity, we’ll zoom across to Paris and take a virtual trip to the iconic Eiffel Tower.Start activity
Have you ever been to Paris?
There is a video on the next slide that will show you more about taking a virtual trip using Google Earth.
On the next slide, click the ‘play’ button to watch the video. You can also click anywhere on the video to pause or restart it.
See the sights
You can use Google Earth to take a virtual holiday to an exotic location and be back in time for dinner.
You can check out places you've always wanted to go, plan for a big trip, or perhaps re-live your adventures and see how things have changed.
Next stop, Paris
With Google Earth, Paris is just a search away. You can check out the entire city or jump straight to your favourite tourist attraction, from the Arc de Triomphe and the famous cobblestones of the Champs-Élysées to the impressive Eiffel Tower.
Admire the view
Visit the Eiffel Tower and you'll notice how impressive it looks in 3D. Rather than just relying on satellite and aerial images, Google Earth creates 3D models of many famous landmarks to help them look their best.
If you enabled Photos, you'll also see amazing tourist photos that people have taken of the tower, along with the view from the top.
Explore the surroundings
Look around the Eiffel Tower and you'll see plenty of fascinating Points of Interest (POI) marked on the map.
As you move around the map, zoom in and out using the + and – controls on the map controls to see more POIs come into view.
Take a boat ride
Street View isn't just for streets. Drag the person icon from the map controls onto the map, and you'll see the blue Street View lines also run along the river Seine.
You can use the white arrows to rotate the map and admire the view of the Eiffel Tower from the water.
Find out more
When you visit a landmark like the Eiffel Tower, you'll see an information card pop up at the top right to tell you more about it.
You can click the link to visit an informative Wikipedia page, plus you'll find a People also explore option below to take you on a tour of other nearby popular attractions.
You’ve reached the end of the Take a virtual trip activity – well done! You've learned that Google Earth is a great way to travel the world, letting you search for practically any point of interest, zoom in for a good look and then learn more about the surrounding attractions.
Next up, we’ll take a closer look at the Voyager feature in Google Earth.