Did you know that when Gustave Eiffel was designing the Eiffel Tower, that he included a private apartment for himself at the top? According to Architectural Digest in 2016, now a second one will be available on the first floor for visitors to rent!
In his book *La Tour Eiffel de Trois Cent Métres (The Eiffel Tower of 300 Meters),*author Henri Girard explains that Parisians would offer up “a small fortune” to rent his private space for a single night, but Eiffel consistently refused. However, he would occasionally entertain guests of the utmost prestige (Thomas Edison is one notable example).
Mark Twain was a visitor: