After three months of closure, the Eiffel Tower will reopen its doors from June 25. Access will only be up to the 2nd floor, via the stairs, with the wearing of a mandatory mask.

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"After more than 3 months of closure in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the longest closure since World War II, the Eiffel Tower will reopen to the public on June 25, 2020 at 10:00 am," announced Tuesday the company operating the monument on its website.

It specifies that the number of visitors will be limited on the forecourt and on the upper floors, and the climbs will be made by the eastern staircase (eastern pillar) and the descents by the western staircase (western pillar).

Online ticketing soon reopened

Depending on the evolution of the health situation, the elevators taking visitors from the forecourt to the 2nd floor "may be quickly returned to service under suitable conditions (application of reduced visitor gauges)", indicates the website. "The summit remains closed for the time being to avoid any situation of confinement in the elevators leading from the 2nd floor to the summit, which are smaller. It will welcome the public again during the summer."

The reopening date of the online ticketing service will be "soon communicated" and visitors are "strongly encouraged" to purchase their tickets (time stamped) on the ticketing site in advance.

During confinement, the most famous monument in Paris, 324 m high and closed since March 13, paid tribute to those mobilized in the face of the coronavirus, first by scintillating every evening at 8 p.m. longer than usual, then by displaying "Thank you" and by projecting messages encouraging you to stay at home. On May 8, portraits of caregivers and other volunteers were projected on a giant screen on the Eiffel Tower. "Fortunately, you were there," could be read on a banner.

The Eiffel Tower, built in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel, receives nearly seven million visitors a year, including many foreign tourists.

With AFP

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