Complete with a living room, bathroom, and a piano. Designed Gustave Eiffel had an apartment right on top of the Eiffel tower and it was the envy of the Paris elite.


Eiffel Tower is considered one of the world’s most romantic backdrop, we can agree. Situated in the most romantic city with the most romantic aura, it is also one of the most famous towers in the world. However, little known to the millions that are in awe of this building is that it features a 1000 sq foot former ‘dwelling’ just above the observatory deck.

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The famed architect who designed the tower, Gustave Eiffel, had built himself a small apartment that was not accessible to anyone other then his own personally invited guests.

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He used this space to conduct scientific research and experiments, and socialize with his friends. One of the most notable of them was American inventor Thomas Edison.

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This apartment didn’t have a bedroom though, and Eiffel never slept in it. It however had a kitchen, a bathroom, and a living room. Unlike the rest of the tower and its steel girders, the interior was done up quite cozy, to suit the likes of a scientist.

Paisley wallpapered walls, wooden cabinets and furniture, oil paintings, and a grand piano were the furnishings. As you can imagine it was a much-sought after getaway, and many including the Parisian elite offered to pay for a stay, but Eiffel never entertained any of these requests.

This apartment can now be viewed through a glass partition where visitors can see wax models of Gustave, his daughter Claire and his friend Edison. Considering what a hotspot this venue is, especially for lovers celebrating love, this little hideout would stand no chance of being torn apart due to its popularity. The limitation imposed is a welcome move to help conserve such treasured landmarks.

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