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Fourth of July Is An Eiffel Tower Affair for American Family

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | July 07, 2016

Fourth of July Is An Eiffel Tower Affair for American Family

Photo via HomeAway

It wasn’t a typical Fourth of July for an American family staying in Paris for the holiday. While millions at home spent time with family around a barbecue, one group of lucky Americans were living it up thanks to HomeAway in the Eiffel Tower.

People Magazine offers a glimpse of how Scott Kuhne and his family enjoyed the most recent national holiday.

Thanks to HomeAway’s International giveaway for a chance to spend the night in the famed Eiffel Tower, Kuhne was able to go from planning a weekend by the lake to enjoying Parisian style in an iconic getaway.

HomeAway illustrates the fun and frivolity that can be had when you spend just one night in a makeshift home situated in one of the greatest tourist draws in the world.

TravelPulse’s Patrick Clarke previously reported on the contest and highlighted the following video that shows off what the winners got to experience once situated in their temporary digs.

For Kuhne, the contest was the perfect opportunity to corral family members that span four generations and the expanse of America.

Kuhne tells People: “My family's love of Paris started in 1953 when my grandmother brought my mom here when she was 13. None of us would have ever dreamed that six decades later, my grandmother's child, grandchild, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild would not just be together in the city we all love, but actually get to spend the night inside the Eiffel Tower.”

The salesman also explains that he had to work hard for this unforgettable experience, stating that he got the notification that he was among finalists while spending time near Mexico’s San Felipe, which meant no Wi-Fi access.

Kuhne searched tirelessly for almost 100 miles before finding the Internet access that would enable him to get in contact with HomeAway officials.

Fast forward to this past weekend and Kuhne and his daughters, mother, granddaughter and son-in-law were celebrating family and American freedom in of all places the Eiffel Tower.

And if you are talking about amazing trips, the family enjoyed a night of walking around an empty Eiffel Tower while they witnessed Parisian lights around the city come on.

Surrounded by family, that may just beat any fireworks display.

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