British family treated to a night in
Eiffel Tower apartment
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[July 02, 2016]
The Eiffel Tower is a must-see for many
tourists visiting Paris but for one British family this week it also
became their home for the night.
Michelle Stevenson, her companion John Williams and their two sons Baily
(9 years old) and Casey (6 years old), from Essex England, winner of the
HomeAway contest for a night at the Eiffel Tower, pose as they arrive at
the Eiffel Tower in Paris, June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
Stevenson won an overnight stay at the famed landmark in a
contest organized by vacation rental website HomeAway in which
participants were asked: "What would you do if the HomeAway
Eiffel Tower apartment was all yours for a night?"
The mother of two autistic sons was among four winners treated
to a night in the ephemeral luxury apartment on the structure's
first floor with sweeping views of the French capital and a tour
through passages closed to the public.
"It was for them really because they're fascinated by the Eiffel
Tower, the structure and the lights," Stevenson said, referring
to her sons. "Being autistic, I think the lights is just the big
wow factor for them...It's just something that they'll never do
(Reporting By Reuters Television, writing by Marie-Louise
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