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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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Designart Beautiful view of Paris Paris Eiffel Tower under Clouds Cityscape Throw Pillow - 26" x 26" Rizzy Home White 20" X 20" Typography Poly Filled Pillow Urban Playground Madilene Decorative Pillow
An easy, fun way to add a pop of color or bring new life to any room in your home or office is with these beautiful landscape throw pillows. Dress up your bed, sofa or lounger with this decorative design art pillows. Rizzy homes decorative accent pillows are the easiest way to create your dream home. 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.


     
Designart Beautiful View of Paris Paris Eiffel Tower under Purple Sky Cityscape Throw Pillow - 26" x 26" Designart Reflection Of Paris Eiffel Tower with Clouds Throw Pillow - 26" X 26" Designart Beautiful View of Paris Paris Eiffel Tower under Dark Sky Cityscape Throw Pillow - 16" x 16"
An easy, fun way to add a pop of color or bring new life to any room in your home or office is with these beautiful landscape throw pillows. Dress up your bed, sofa or lounger with this decorative design art pillows. An easy, fun way to add a pop of color or bring new life to any room in your home or office is with these beautiful throw pillows. Dress up your bed, sofa or lounger with this decorative design art pillows. An easy, fun way to add a pop of color or bring new life to any room in your home or office is with these beautiful landscape throw pillows. Dress up your bed, sofa or lounger with this decorative design art pillows.


 
Microfiber Whimsical King Sheet Set
Microfiber Whimsical Twin Sheet Set
Betsey Johnson Ultra Soft Plush Throw
Express your personal style with these fun whimsical print sheets Add some comfort and style to your room decor with the Betsey Johnson Paris Love Coral Crush Ultra Soft Plush Throw. This throw features Eiffel Towers and pink hearts scattered on a white ground that is sure to make a statement


Cherie 8-Pc. Bed In A Bags 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. 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 Queen Luxury Duvet Set
Siscovers Paris 6 Piece Cal King 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.


Urban Living Eiffel Tower Bedding Set - Twin Vcny Home Paris Night Reversible 5-Pc. King Quilt Set  When in Paris Quilt Set Collection
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. Evoke memories of the City of Lights with the Paris Nights quilt set from Vcny Home, featuring images of the Eiffel Tower, postal marks and French phrases. Add chic charm to your bedroom suite with the When in Paris quilt set from VCNY Home, featuring a beautifully embroidered Eiffel Tower theme.


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.

 

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.


   
Decor Studio Paris 72" x 72" Faux-Linen Shower Curtain Elle Decor Ville Des Lumieres Collection Eiffel Tower Shower Caddy Elle Decor Ville Des Lumieres Collection Eiffel Tower 3 Tier Spa Tower
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. 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.


   
Wander Paris 2-Pc. Hand Towel Set Popular Bath Paris Shower Curtain Popular Bath Tower Shower Curtain
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 a pop of style to your bathroom decor with this beautiful shower curtain Add a pop of style to your bathroom decor with this beautiful shower curtain.

 

Traveler Champagne Glasses, Set of 4  
Pimpernel Postcard Sketches Set of 6 Coasters Godinger Traveler Champagne Glasses, Set of 4 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. Four-piece champagne glasses set. Made of glass with nickel-plated stems of iconic buildings. 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 Godinger Eiffel Tower Cake Knife/Server 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. Beautifully crafted eiffel tower cake knife and server great for all occasions and events. This elegant yet practical piece is a great addition to all decor styles. 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.

 

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C'est Magnifique Wallpaper Martha Stewart Collection Steel Silver-Tone Bead Photo Album and Picture Frames
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. 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.

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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