The Eiffel Tower welcomes visitors again - 20 Minutes
After more than three months of forced sleep due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Eiffel Tower reopened to visitors this Thursday, June 25, in Paris. About fifty visitors were present Thursday morning for the reopening.
The big crowd was not yet back at the feet of the Iron Lady. In a festive atmosphere, thanks in particular to a small brass band of Brazilian tourists at the foot of the building, the first visitors were able to enter around 8 am to climb the famous monument. "We sold 700 tickets online today," said Patrick Branco Ruivo, general manager of the Eiffel Tower.
The first visitors had to wear a mask and respect the safety distances, and only had access to the first and second floors by the stairs. Until June 30, 2020, you have to climb the 674 steps that separate the floor from the second floor on foot. The summit, which rises to 324 meters and 1,710 steps, will reopen on July 15.
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