Saturday, May 4, 2019

Kim Asked: Is there really a secret apartment on top of the Eiffel Tower?

From: Kim H.
Sent: May 4, 2019
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Subject: Fw: Is there really a secret apartment on top of the Eiffel Tower?


When the Eiffel Tower opened in 1889 to much wonder and acclaim, designer Gustave Eiffel soaked up the praise, but as if that wasn’t enough, it was soon revealed that he had built himself a small apartment near the top of the world wonder garnering him the envy of the Paris elite in addition to his new fame.

Located on the third level of the tower, Eiffel’s private apartment was not large, but it was cozy. In contrast to the steely industrial girders of the rest of the tower, the apartment was reported to be, “furnished in the simple style dear to scientists.” The walls were covered in warm wallpaper and the furniture included soft chintzes, wooden cabinets, and even a grand piano, creating a comfortable atmosphere, perched nearly 1,000 feet in the air. Adjacent to the small apartment were some laboratory areas equipped with the experimentation gear of the day.

Once word got out about Eiffel’s cozy little nest in the sky, Parisian high society turned simultaneously green with jealousy. Eiffel is said to have received a number of sky-high (pun intended) offers to rent out the space, even for one night. He declined them all, preferring to use the space for quiet reflection and to entertain prestigious guests such as Thomas Edison himself who gifted Eiffel one of his newfangled phonograph machines.

Credit: Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment

Is there a secret room in the Eiffel Tower?
There Is a Secret Apartment at the Top of the Eiffel Tower. When Gustave Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower, he included a private apartment for himself at the top. Gustave Eiffel was “the object of general envy” among Parisians during his lifetime, and it wasn't for designing one of the most famous monuments of all time ...
There Is a Secret Apartment at the Top of the Eiffel Tower - Condé ...

How long can you stay on Eiffel Tower?
How long does a visit take? It is advisable to plan a visiting time of around 1 1/2 hours for visit to the 1st and 2nd floors and 2 1/2 hours for a visit to the top. Please remember that access to the top requires changing lifts on the second floor where you should expect a queue at busy times.
How long does a visit take? - The OFFICIAL Eiffel Tower website

Can you rent the apartment in the Eiffel Tower?
Inside the Eiffel Tower's New Apartment. ... If you've ever dreamed of following in Eiffel's footsteps, HomeAway has outfitted a 2,000-square-foot apartment (not Gustave's) inside the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, which four lucky contestant winners now have access to, for one night each.
Inside the Eiffel Tower's New Apartment - Condé Nast Traveler

Can you stay in the Eiffel Tower?
Visit the luxury apartment hidden inside the Eiffel Tower. Vacation rental marketplace HomeAway has just announced a contest that will give four lucky winners and their guests the unique opportunity to stay the night in Paris' Eiffel Tower during the UEFA EURO 2016 soccer tournament this summer.
Eiffel Tower: Here's how you can rent it through HomeAway

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