Happy Anniversary Eiffel Tower

Happy Anniversary Eiffel Tower

DSC_0632Cheers and Happy Anniversary Eiffel Tower! Today marks the 126th anniversary of the public opening of the Eiffel Tower. It’s exciting to be in Paris for this monumental occasion.

DSC_0707This past week this iconic landmark and I spent quite a lot of time together while I was staying at the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris. We had coffee together in the morning and we worked together, but mostly I just sat and stared at her and she twinkled back at me at midnight (well the one night I stayed awake to see the show).

DSC_0690While most hotels can offer a glimpse at La Tour Eiffel, the Shangri-La truly offers the most up close and personal view of any luxury hotel in the City of Light.

It was a magical time to be in Paris, but then again, every day is a dream come true when you get to visit my favorite city in Europe. I’ll write more about my experience at this hotel later; there’s more to this property than the pretty view.

All photos are the property of The Weekend In Paris. Must obtain permission before use.

Thank you to the Shangri-La for a wonderful stay. As usual, the opinions are my own.

  • Andrea
    Posted at 19:03h, 25 April Reply

    Any other hotel suggestions. Taking my dad to Paris in the fall for his 80th birthday. Need to be central to opera and the Louvre as his not that mobile.

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 17:59h, 09 May Reply

      Dear Andrea,

      There are several hotel options near the Opera and the Louvre. The Opera area is more reasonable, and the closer you get to the Louvre, the more expensive. You should use a car service like Uber or SnapCar to arrange rides ahead of time. The W Hotel, Intercontinental Le Grand, Best Western Louvre Saint Honore are some good choices.

      Let me know if you need any other suggestions.


  • donoghuemc
    Posted at 00:29h, 13 April Reply

    Love your first photo! I had no idea the Eiffel Tower was so old! It’s so beautiful at night – what a hotel view!!

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 08:43h, 19 April Reply

      Thanks so much for the kind words. I love that first photo also – it never gets old taking pictures of the Eiffel Tower!

  • Matthew Hirtes
    Posted at 15:23h, 11 April Reply

    I didn’t know the Eiffel Tower was feminine. Should have realized though. She sure is beautiful.

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 08:44h, 19 April Reply

      Well, to be honest Matthew I am not completely sure, but I am treating her as such like a ship. It’s so elegant that it must be female, non?

  • Nat and Tim
    Posted at 13:27h, 11 April Reply

    What a wonderful occasion to celebrate. The Eiffel Tower is such a recognizable landmark and so beautiful when she sparkles.

  • Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com
    Posted at 05:18h, 09 April Reply

    I almost had a chance to see the Eiffel Tower in 2012, when I backpacked solo in Europe. Unfortunately, I got sick and had to stay in Belgium. 🙁 Shangrila seems to be pretty well-located. I’d love to look out my window and see that view!

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 08:46h, 19 April Reply

      Dear Aleah,

      The Shangri-La is definitely the hotel with the best views of the tower. I hope you make it there some day soon – it’s a must see for sure!

  • Leah Walker (@L_e_a_h)
    Posted at 01:56h, 09 April Reply

    Love these photos and seeing this view from your room at Shangri-La. It’s definitely where you want to be in Paris if you want to wake up and see the Iron Lady.

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