Parisian’s of the Belle Epoque hated the Eiffel Tower. Now the legendary landmark of the city, the Tower was the centerpiece of the 1889 World’s Fair. It was to stand 20 years but after that the city originally intended to dismantle it. Instead it become a sensation to travelers the world over as well as an important communications tower. In 1893, the Theatre deal Tour Eiffel opened in the renovated first level restaurant. This is Cheret’s opening poster for the event. This is the Affiches Illustrees version, framed.