The French, I've heard, regard the Eiffel tower as a monstrosity, that they would rather not have to see everyday, especially if they're in Paris.
Up close, the tower is even more raw with its iron lattice work.
But this view taken from the top of the Arc Di Triomphe shows a view of the Eiffel Tower that I find soothing! Climb up the Arc Di Triomphe and enjoy the fabulous views. Stay until 10pm and you can see the Eiffel Tower in all its glittering glory when the lights blink on and off.