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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, Eiffel Tower Decor

Eiffel Tower Decor

Godinger Eiffel Tower Ice Scoop Landmark Martini Glasses, Set of 4 Godinger Eiffel Tower All-Purpose Glass
Godinger Eiffel Tower Ice Scoop Landmark Martini Glasses, Set of 4 Eiffel Tower All-Purpose Glass
Scooper utensil made of stainless steel. Eiffel Tower shaped handle. 9.5"L x 2.5"W x 3"T. Set of four martini glasses. Assorted landmark buildings stems. Nickel-plate and glass. All-purpose glass made of nickel-plated metal and lead-free crystal.


Traveler Champagne Glasses, Set of 4 Eiffel Tower Goblet Pair
Traveler Champagne Glasses, Set of 4 Eiffel Tower Goblet Pair
Four-piece champagne glasses set. Made of glass with nickel-plated stems of iconic buildings. Buildings Include: Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Big Ben. Holds 8 ounces each. Pair of goblets with Eiffel Tower shaped bases. Made of nickel plate metal and non leaded crystal. 4"L x 4"W x 10.25"T.


   
Jla Home Eiffel Tower 20" x 20" Decorative Pillow Eiffel Tower Toy Jla Home Paris Cafe 20" x 20" Decorative Pillow
Transport yourself to the city of lights with this stunning Paris inspired pillow, featuring fine embroidery and reversing to a lovely floral pattern. Recommended for ages 4 years and up. Includes 45 sticks and 17 flexible connectors. Bamboo Transport yourself to the city of lights with this stunning Paris inspired pillow.


European Scene Wallpaper  
Rifle Paper Co. City Maps Wallpaper European Scene Wallpaper Bonjour Paris 5 Piece Quilt Set Full/Queen
Harper Lane Bonjour Paris 4 Piece Quilt Set Twin 
With iconic landmarks from Bangkok to Cairo, this unique wallpaper is a fitting backdrop for a world-wanderer's home. 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. A fresh modern take on the traditional Paris quilt. It includes two pillows and shams for a complete look.


 
Amour 6 Piece Luxury Duvet Set Paris Celeste Reversible 14-Pc. Comforter Set Paris 3-Pc. Comforter Mini Set
A motif of Parisian postcards with French script featured on the Amour Luxury duvet set from Siscovers will add romantic nostalgia and style to your bedroom. The duvet cover is filled with our eco-friendly down alternative comforter. Stuffed with a medium-weight fill made from recycled plastic bottles. Invoke memories of beautiful France with the Paris Celeste comforter set, featuring a reversible woven jacquard design. Add a sophisticated touch to your room with the Paris comforter mini set, featuring a blush jacquard and printed images of the iconic Eiffel Tower.


 
Chic Home Le Marias Bed In a Bag Comforter Set Paris Night Reversible Duvet Cover Set Collection Grand Palais 5 Piece Queen Quilt 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. Bring Parisian charm to your space with the Paris Night Reversible Duvet Cover Set. The duvet cover features the city's sights and vintage postage on one side and grey and white stripes on the other. The set includes a duvet cover, 2 shams, and 2 decorative pillows.  An artsy quilt set perfect for back to school (or college) with everything you need to a transform a child's bedroom or a dorm. The quilt 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 pillow shams, a printed "LOVE" decorative pillow and a reversible ruched throw pillow are included to complete the look.

 

 
Darcy 8 Pc King Bed In A Bag Cherie 8 Pc Bed In A Bag  Cherie Quilt Set
Ignite the imagination with the Darcy 8 Piece Bed In A Bag Set by Avondale Manor. This whimsical comforter features the iconic Eiffel Tower. The polyester microfiber materials are machine washable and soft. This set comes complete with two decorative pillows, two shams, and a comforter. 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. 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.

 

 
Bon Jour Juvi Comforter Set Paris Princess Quilt Set Collection Paris Princess Full 4 Piece Comforter Set
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. Images of the city of lights in pinks and teals and the little princess that rules the town is the theme for this bedding ensemble. Images of the city of lights in pinks and teals and the little princess that rules the town is the theme for this bedding ensemble.


Paris in Bloom Comforter Sets Paris Floral 8-Pc. Reversible Comforter Set
Bring French allure to your bedroom with our beautiful reversible bed in bag featuring Paris inspired motif print and solid on the reverse for a versatile style. A casual yet sharp look to change the feel of any room with flair. Reimagine any room as a romantic retreat set in the City of Light with this beautiful reversible comforter set, styled with painterly Parisian graphics and beautiful watercolor blooms at the face and a vintage-inspired postcard pattern at the back.


 
Vintage-Like Paris Rose Butterfly Script Throw Blanket Waverly Kids Ooh La La Decorative Pillow, 12" x 18" Charter Club Cozy Plush 50" x 70" Throw
This soft reversible throw blanket features a unique and elegant pattern of roses, butterflies and Eiffel Towers with the word Paris in script font. The beautiful vintage-like look with modern metallic printing detail makes this piece a real show stopper. Decorative pillow, coordinates with Waverly kids ooh la la comforter set, sold separately. Crafted with soft polyester fabric, this Charter Club plush throw adds cozy comfort and style to any room.


 
Marseille Paris Printed Shower Curtain, 72" W x 72" L Decor Studio Paris 72" x 72" Faux-Linen Shower Curtain Popular Bath Tower Shower Curtain
The shower creating a vintage-like and charming touch to your decor. Finished with 12 button holes on top, this shower curtain is constructed from ultra-soft microfiber. 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. Dimensions: 72" x 72". Faux linen Add a pop of style to your bathroom décor with this beautiful shower curtain.

 

Paris Botanique Bath Towel Collection Avanti Paris Botanique Shower Curtain
The Avanti Paris Botanique Bath Towel features an embroidered gold Eiffel Tower surrounded by grey "Paris" and flowers and vine on a 100% cotton ivory velour towel. The towel is finished with a two-tone coordinating fabric border. The Avanti Paris Botanique Shower Curtain is beautifully designed with an Eiffel Tower Arc de Triomphe printed in gold. The Vines, flowers and the words Paris France are in a subtle grey shade on an ivory ground with coordinating ruffle at the bottom.

 

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


   
Indecor Home 17-Pc. Paris Bath Set Ambesonne Paris Bath Mat 
Freshen up your bathroom with this fun and stylish set. Great for yourself or as a gift for someone who is just starting out in their own home décor adventure. Set Includes-1 Shower Curtain, 1 Bath Rug, 12 Metal Hooks, 1 Lotion Pump , 1 Toothbrush Holder, 1 Soap Dish Makeover your bathroom with just a single touch start with these fun and decorative bathroom mats. This mat has a soft plush surface and anti slip backing which is durable and long lasting.

 

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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