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The Eiffel Tower is one of the most easily recognized structures in Paris, but it hasn't always been universally loved. Find out more Eiffel Tower Fun Facts, Eiffel Tower history

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Je'Taime 14-Pc. Comforter Set Microfiber Whimsical King Sheet Set
Microfiber Whimsical Twin Sheet Set
Urban Playground Madilene Decorative Pillow
The Je T'aime comforter set features a metallic paris inspired jacquard which makes it the perfect choice for upgrading your bedroom's décor. Express your personal style with these fun whimsical print sheets If your little one dreams of Paris they will adore this pillow. Pink, purple, and blue detailed embroidery on a lavender ground. Add some French flair and have a bonne nuit. Made from super soft poly.


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Estex Home Fashions Paris 20" x 20" Decorative Pillow C'est Magnifique Wallpaper
Add French charm to any room with the Paris decorative pillow from Estex Home Fashions, featuring a cozy design and the iconic Eiffel Tower. Retro-chic sketches capture the wonderment of Europe, from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to the double-decker buses of London to the gondoliers of Venice.


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Estex Home Fashions Bonjour 20" x 20" Decorative Pillow European Scene Wallpaper
Evoke memories of Parisian nights with the Bonjour decorative pillow from Estex Home Fashions, featuring French text, hearts and the iconic Eiffel Tour. Make a statement with our assortment of vibrant, vintage-inspired wallpaper in a variety of patterns, colors, and styles. Whether used in an entire room, on an accent wall, or to showcase your favorite piece of furniture, wallpaper complements the unique aesthetic of your home decor, and invites warmth and whimsy into your home.

 

Cherie 8-Pc. Bed In A Bags When in Paris Quilt Set Collection Paris 12-Pc. Reversible Comforter Sets
Inspired by the stylish streets of Paris, the Cherie Complete Comforter Set is elegant ensemble with everything you need to makeover your bedding. Made of soft microfiber, this cozy set will having you hitting "snooze" just one more time. Add chic charm to your bedroom suite with the When in Paris quilt set from VCNY Home, featuring a beautifully embroidered Eiffel Tower theme. The Paris comforter set features a reversible Paris themed pattern which makes it the perfect choice for upgrading your bedroom's decor.

 

Cherie 5 Pc Quilt Sets Bon Jour Juvi 4 Pc Full Comforter Set
Bon Jour Juvi 3-Pc. Twin Comforter Set
Siscovers Parks And Rec 6 Piece Luxury Duvet Set
Siscovers Paris 6 Piece High End Duvet Set
Bring happiness to your bedroom with this Paris patterned quilt set from Avondale Manor or flip the reversible quilt over to enjoy the intricacy of the contrasting pattern. No passport required for this adorable travel themed reversible Comforter set featuring postcards, butterflies, and hearts in pink and aqua with pops of red and navy. Comforter and shams reverse to aqua polka dot print. Eiffel tower embroidered shaped fleece plush pillow is included in the set. Bring Paris home to your favorite bedroom with this colorful Paris inspired duvet set. This set is made of 100% cotton and features a playful Paris Motif. The duvet cover is backed with a luxuriously soft microfiber which pairs your maximum comfort with elegant style.

 

Chic Home Le Marias 9-Pc. Bed In a Bag Comforter Sets 510 Design Marseille Full/Queen 5 Piece Reversible Paris Printed Comforter Set Chic Home Le Marias 9-Pc. Bed In a Bag Comforter Sets
An artsy comforter set perfect for back to school (or college) with everything you need to a transform a child's bedroom or a dorm. The comforter features a "Paris is Love" theme complete with Eiffel Towers and hearts on the face and an Eiffel Tower pattern print on the reverse. Design coordinated super-soft microfiber sheets, pillow shams, a printed "LOVE" decorative pillow and a reversible ruched throw pillow are included to complete the look. Two matching shams reiterate the design seen on top of the comforter, while two decorative pillows provide the perfect accents. The square decorative pillow features a Parisian theme and the oblong pillow displays a damask print to complement the reversible bedding set. An artsy comforter set perfect for back to school (or college) with everything you need to a transform a child's bedroom or a dorm. The comforter features a "Paris is Love" theme complete with Eiffel Towers and hearts on the face and an Eiffel Tower pattern print on the reverse. Design coordinated super-soft microfiber sheets, pillow shams, a printed "LOVE" decorative pillow and a reversible ruched throw pillow are included to complete the look.

 

Bonjour Paris 7-Pc. Comforter Sets Urban Living - Paris Bedding Set Fairfield Square Collection Paris Gold 8-Pc. Reversible Comforter Sets
The enchanting Bonjour Paris comforter creates a Parisian bedroom. An engineered Eiffel Tower print is featured on the comforter with a coordinating Paris print on the shams. The set includes a bedskirt. Three great coordinating decorative pillows complete the look. This Urban Living Paris Bedding Set features a fun, colorful design that matches most decor and color palettes. This set, with its elegant soft colors, is perfect to add style and comfort to any bedroom. Channel memories of beautiful France with the Paris Gold reversible comforter set from Fairfield Square Collection, featuring a printed repeat pattern of the Eiffel Tower, the local postmark and French text.


Urban Living Eiffel Tower Bedding Set - Twin City of Lights Comforter Set
This Urban Living Eiffel Tower Bedding Set features a fun, colorful design that matches most decor and color palettes. This set, with its elegant soft colors, is perfect to add style and comfort to any bedroom. This set includes a comforter, sham, printed sheet set, and a decorative pillow, making complete and coordinated bed set. The Urban Living Eiffel Tower Bedding Set has reversible feature allows for a fun change in any room. The sweet City of Lights comforter set will add a French touch to the bedroom. The easy care set features iconic scenes of Paris on a soft pink background. A purple decorative pillow featuring J'adore Paris text completes the look.

 

Elegant Comfort Luxury Premium Quality 3D Graphic Printed Bathroom Shower Curtain - 100% Vinyl Waterproof Interdesign Cityscapes Paris Graphic-Print 72" x 72" Shower Curtain Paris In Bloom Shower Curtain
Experience the luxury curtains, and beauty of one-of-a-kind these 3D Elegant shower curtains with a great designs - A collection of shower curtains that deliver both fashion and function for your bathroom. Whether you are looking to enhance your existing decor or going for a complete bathroom makeover. Add chic style and romantic appeal to your bath with the stylish Parisian graphics of this Cityscapes shower curtain from Interdesign. A sketched image of the Eiffel Tower, set against transparent maps and surrounded by images of flowers and butterflies. Laural Home's "Paris in Bloom Shower Curtain" will add a bit of sophistication and charm to your bathroom. All of our products are digitally printed to create crisp, vibrant colors and images.

 

Elegant Comfort Luxury Premium Quality 3D Graphic Printed Bathroom Shower Curtain - 100% Vinyl Waterproof Rt Designers Collection Classic Paris Printed Shower Curtain Popular Bath Chatham Paris Shower Curtain
Experience the luxury curtains, and beauty of one-of-a-kind these 3D Elegant shower curtains with a great designs - A collection of shower curtains that deliver both fashion and function for your bathroom. Whether you are looking to enhance your existing decor or going for a complete bathroom makeover. Effortlessly give your bathroom a modern makeover with this lightweight yet durable and long lasting shower curtain. This trendy and stylish shower curtain adds a dazzling touch of vibrant color that's perfect for any bathroom. Update your bathroom with a Paris chic look with this Chatham Paris shower curtain.

 

Wander Paris 2-Pc. Hand Towel Set Elle Decor Ville Des Lumieres Collection Eiffel Tower Shower Caddy Elle Decor Ville Des Lumieres Collection Eiffel Tower 3 Tier Spa Tower
Wander 2 piece hand towel set is perfect for the traveler in your life. Embroidered design on white, soft and absorbent cotton, this hand towel will brighten any bathroom decor. Add decor and organization to your shower with the Elle Decor shower caddy. Built with 2 shelves for all of your bottles, and a separate soap dish. The arched hook fits over most standard shower heads. The open wired shelves allow water to drain. Time to get organized with this great piece from Elle Decor Gives style and space to your bathroom with Elle Decor 3 tier spa tower. The open wired shelves are perfect for holding any bathroom accessory or necessity all while fitting in well with your bathroom decor. Free standing this spa tower can sit anywhere.

 

 
Decor Studio Paris 72" x 72" Faux-Linen Shower Curtain Laural Home Daffodil Blooms Eiffel Tower Shower Curtain Popular Bath Paris Shower Curtain
Add some chic style and texture to your bath with the Parisian motif and rich faux-linen feel of this luxe shower curtain from JLA Home. Bonjour Spring meets France with Laural Home's "Daffodil Blooms Eiffel Tower" shower curtain. This design features the admirable Eiffel Tower and soft-yellow daffodils set atop a scripted background. Allow this enchanting shower curtain to transport your bathroom to the romantic city of Paris. Add a pop of style to your bathroom decor with this beautiful shower curtain


Popular Bath Tower Shower Curtain Laural Home Eiffel Tower Border Shower Curtain
Add a pop of style to your bathroom decor with this beautiful shower curtain. Vintage French sophistication and charm. This bold Eiffel Tower image with handwritten script is set against an off-white background with a small red accent.


   
Paris Botanique Bath Collection Paris Botanique Bath Collection
The Avanti Paris Botanique Colletion features "Paris" accent your space with an air of luxury for every season The Avanti Paris Botanique Colletion features "Paris" accent your space with an air of luxury for every season

 

Pimpernel Postcard Sketches Set of 6 Coasters Certified International Beautiful Romance Square Platter
Bring worldly, well-traveled charm to your tables while protecting them from watermarks with the classic look of this six-piece set of Postcard Sketches coasters by Pimpernel. Delight your dining setting in a romantic way with captivating Parisian-style presented by the lush floral, landmark and hot air balloon motifs of the Beautiful Romance Dinnerware Set from Certified International.

 

Godinger Eiffel Tower 3Pc. Cheese Set Martha Stewart Collection Steel Silver-Tone Bead Photo Album and Picture Frames Godinger Eiffel Tower Spreaders - Set of 4
Beautifully crafted eiffel tower 3 piece cheese set is great for all occasions and events. This elegant yet practical piece is a great addition to all decor styles. Delicate beading in silver-tone steel add an elegant touch to this photo album from the Martha Stewart Collection. Perfect for displaying your cherished photos with graceful style. Beautifully crafted eiffel tower set of 4 spreaders is great for all occasions and events. This elegant yet practical piece is a great addition to all decor styles.

Eiffel Tower Fun Facts

  • Engineer/builder: Gustave Alexandre Eiffel who also helped build the Statue of Liberty

  • Height: 984 feet (1,051 feet with antenna addition for television transmission). When built, it was the worlds tallest structure. There are 3 platforms, 1,652 steps to climb to the top (there's also an elevator!).

  • Dates: Built 1887-1889 for the World's Fair in 1889 which celebrated the centennial of the French Revolution 1789-1799.

  • Construction: Cross-braced latticed girder for minimum wind resistance built of 7,000 tons of high quality wrought iron in 18,000 parts using 300 skyjacks and held together by 2.5 million rivets. It is one of the earliest examples of wrought iron construction of this magnitude.

  • Weight: 7,000 tons. It takes 52 tons of paint every seven years to repaint it.

  • Movement: the top never sways more than 4.5 inches even in the strongest winds, but the height can change 6 inches depending on the temperature.

  • View: On a very clear day you can see 42 miles from the 3rd platform.

  • Visitors: 6.9 million people visit the Eiffel tower each year.

  • Lights: In 1900 gaslights were replaced by electric lights. Since 1985, 352 sodium lamps have given it a yellow light at night. In 2003, 20,000 bright white lights were added which will shine 10 minutes every hour on the hour from sunset until after midnight. It took 70 tons of equipment, 26 miles of electrical wiring, and a team of 40 mountaineers, architects and engineers, fighting high winds, snowstorms, pigeons and even bats (information from the New York Times).

  • Ice skating: in 2005 an ice skating rink was opened for the first time.

  • Looking Good: Every 7 years she gets a paint job--66 tons of paint in signature Eiffel Tower brown, 55 tons of paint erode between paintings, 25 painters work on the project, 18 months to complete, 31 miles of climbing rope, 2009 estimate is $5.29 million (St Petersburg Times 4.1.09)

Eiffel Tower history

The bold and unusual design caused considerable controversy. Many Frenchmen were vocal in their disapproval, including the famous: Charles Garnier, architect of the Opera; Gounod, composer; and writers Francois Coppee, Leconte de Lisle, Dumas the Younger, Maupassant. Others, Apollinaire, Cocteau, Pissarro, Dufy, Utrillo, Seurat, Marquet were strongly in favor. It was nearly torn down in 1909, but it's use for French radio telegraphy saved it. In 1916 it became the terminal for the first radio telephone service across the Atlantic. A meteorological station, radio communications station (1918), television transmission antenna (1957) and a suite of rooms used by Eiffel are located near the top.

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