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La Tour Eiffel :

1889: During the evening of the tower's inauguration, 10,000 gas street lamps adorned the steeple and platforms. Two projectors on the tower top illuminated the other Parisian monuments below. The blue, white and red beacon lights were considered the most powerful in the world.

1900: Electricity arrives at the Eiffel Tower, as 3,200 lamps spotlight its framework and decorative arches.

1925-1936: André Citroën adds the first decorative lighting display to the tower. As an ad campaign, the name Citroën is sculpted from 250,000 colored lamps, which adorns three sides of the tower and is visible 30 kilometers away.

1985, New Year's Eve: Inauguration of a new lighting system, the final phase of a comprehensive restoration program, initiated by the city of Paris in 1980. The gold-toned, twinkling lighting system comprises 352 sodium lamps mounted on the inside of the tower.

2000, New Year's Day: The Eiffel Tower is adorned in festive lighting composed of 20,000 spots and a beacon projector on the tower top.

2001, New Year's Day: For the New Year, blue filters are placed over the lamps, allowing the sparkling lights to take on blue sapphire tones.

2001, July 14: The glittering light system is dismantled.

2003, June 21: The Eiffel Tower is once again covered in diamond-sparkling lights that are displayed for five minutes, every hour on the hour, from dusk until 2 a.m. (1 a.m. in winter).

The two light beams at the top of the tower can be seen up to 80km away. The beacon is composed of four marine-type, motorized projectors, operated by automatically piloted computer programs. Their rotation sweep is 90°, so they are synchronized to form a double beam in a cross that pivots around 360°. The 6,000-watt lamps, which last for approximately 1200 hours, are cooled to prevent overheating and also heated when the temperatures drop below zero centigrade and the lights are off.



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While staying in the Hotel Ares Tour Eiffel you will enjoy a quiet and typical Parisian neighbourhood with its picturesque food market , its cosy restaurants with a warm atmosphere, its colourful boutiques and typical café
terraces. You will benefit at the same time from the advantages of being very close the most famous monument in the world, the Eiffel Tower and its gardens of the Champs-de-Mars.

A walk in the Swiss Village, high place of the market of art and antiquities in Paris, will convince you that it is an ideal location to spend some good time in our city.

The proximity of the subway station La Motte-Piquet Grenelle and of its inter-connections with 3 metro lines will allow you to join theother principal Parisians districts directly, such as the Opera, Saint Germain des Pres , or the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysees.


The charm of an elegant and quiet setting, two steps from Champs-Elysees and Eiffel Tower with a tasteful decoration and very cosy atmosphere.The hotel Garden Elysee is accessible through a courtyard off the road and ideally located close to the Palais des Congrès and air terminals. The lobby with warm areas with two fireplaces, the charming bar and the winter garden invite you to enjoy sophisticated cocktails or a peaceful time in a cosy atmosphere predominated by yellow and blue.



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