There is a secret apartment at the top of the Eiffel Tower

  • Many hotel rooms and prized real estate overlook Paris’ most famous landmark
  • But did you know that there’s a secret apartment at the top of the Eiffel Tower?
  • While many tried to buy and rent the designer’s room at the time – the public can now tour it

Published on Dec 18, 2023 at 6:42 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Dec 20, 2023 at 3:46 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

There is a secret apartment at the top of the Eiffel Tower

When Gustave Eiffel designed the most famous landmark in Paris, the Eiffel Tower, he included a private apartment for himself at the top.

Find out more about the little-known space in the video below:

Now that’s an enviable penthouse!

“The object of general envy” among Parisians during his lifetime, no one else was allowed access to it.

In his book La Tour de Trois Cent Métres (The 300 Meter Tower), author Henri Girard says Parisians offer up “a small fortune” to rent his private space for a single night.

But Eiffel consistently refused, preferring to do his work there in private with esteemed guests, including Thomas Edison according to Explorer Geo.

Unlike the steel and hard lines of the Eiffel Tower surrounding it, the pied à terre is cozy.

It has paisley wallpaper, wood furniture, and oil paintings – and the best views of Paris.

The nest, which sits 1,000 above the ground, is now open for the public to tour.

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Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.