Eiffel tower : re-opening on 25 June 2020, what conditions of access ?

EIFFEL TOWER - After three months of closure to deal with the epidemic of the coronavirus, the Iron Lady, reopens its doors on Thursday 25 June 2020, under sani

Eiffel tower : re-opening on 25 June 2020, what conditions of access ?

EIFFEL TOWER - After three months of closure to deal with the epidemic of the coronavirus, the Iron Lady, reopens its doors on Thursday 25 June 2020, under sanitary conditions, strict visit.

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[updated on June 9, 2020 at 15h35] While the terraces of the restaurants and museums of paris gradually open up their doors, the most emblematic monument of Paris is preparing to reopen, June 25, 2020, at 10 o'clock in the morning . The re-opening of the Eiffel Tower will be in the application of the measures of strict sanitation, namely, that, in a first time, "only the visits by the stairs up to the second floor, "will be offered, and the wearing of the mask will be mandatory for all visitors from the age of 11 ", announces the Company Operating the Eiffel Tower (SETE).

"So that visitors do not intersect, the climbs will be by the stairway to the East (pillar) and the descents will be made using the stairs West (West pillar)," explained SETE. On the courtyard and on the floors, the number of visitors will be limited, and the respect distances will apply through signage and road markings. The public spaces of the Lady of Iron will, of course, cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis.

The summit remains closed until further notice, to avoid any situation of confinement in the elevators. On-line ticketing is not yet open, but the SETE encourages visitors to pre-purchase their ticket (time-stamped) on the website of ticketing.

What is the history of the Eiffel Tower ?

it All started on may 1, 1886 when the minister of Trade and Industry, Edouard Lockroy sign a decree that declares open a competition for the universal Exhibition of 1889". If the engineer and French industrialist Gustave Eiffel won the competition, it is not really the "inventor" of the tower that bears his name. The idea comes back to his associates Emile Nouguier and Maurice Koëchlin who work for the company Eiffel.

In 1889, the exposition universelle is held in Paris. The metal constructions are in full swing, and the project of a tower of iron does not take long to emerge in the study office of the company Eiffel. The two engineers Émile Nouguier and Maurice Koechlin want to build a high tower, a real tower consisting of four large beams united to the other at regular intervals. It is the architect Stephen Sauvestre, who is in charge of the drawing of a first sketch of the project in order to be able to defend it. Back on the scenes, the stories and the secrets that have marked the history of the one that symbolizes Paris and France through the world.

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The secrets of the Great Iron Lady

When and how took place the construction of the Eiffel tower ?

The Eiffel tower built according to the plans of the engineer Gustave Eiffel was completed march 31, 1889, just before the official opening of the universal Exhibition of Paris, at the end of two years, two months and 5 days of work. The construction of the Eiffel tower begins to speak of on the 1st of July, 1887. The different elements of the Tower are prepared in Levallois-Perret in the Hauts-de-Seine (92), where is located the headquarters of the company Eiffel. The 18 000 pieces of iron are drawn, and assemblies. The four pillars are constructed at the same time, offering a surprising spectacle to the Parisians of the time. Return on its construction, piece by piece :

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The construction of the Eiffel Tower in pictures

"A skeleton ugly and giant" according to Guy de Maupassant - During construction, the Eiffel Tower causes controversy. But Gustave Eiffel defended strongly for their project. Fearing that it would destabilise the urban landscape, the Tower is the subject of bitter criticism on the part of communities, architects, and writers, at the head of which we find guy de Maupassant, or Huysmans. It is called "a skeleton ugly and giant", "the lamppost truly tragic" or "pipe mill construction". " do You think she will ?" - the president of the Republic Sadi Carnot questions. But Gustave Eiffel ensures that the resistance to wind of its new construction. And it has not blinked during the storm of 1999, one of the most important of the century. A lucrative business - From its inauguration, the Eiffel Tower attracts the crowds. There are over 2 million visitors during the 5 months of exposure. The company Eiffel reaping significant profits and the revenue is used to repay immediately the capital to shareholders. 130 years of history

If the Iron Lady, is inaugurated march 31, 1889, the first of the universal Exhibition of Paris, it has opened its doors for the first time to the public on may 15, 1889. To wish him a happy birthday, the City of Paris and Sete (Société d'exploitation de the Eiffel tower) had ordered a show of light that ran from may 15 to 17, last to the Eiffel tower. The show was the work of Bruno Seillier, the famous set designer of the show queen of Heart who had been thrown on Notre Dame de Paris last year. This show laser light emerged for the first time the Eiffel tower to the wired laser. Check out the show of light and sound of the 130 years of the Eiffel tower in pictures :

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The spectacular show of the 130 years of the Eiffel tower in pictures

A program of renovation and security is currently underway in order to make the Iron Lady is always more attractive, but also in order to protect it. This huge project does not interfere on the visits to the monument. It tells you more below. What are the work carried out at the Eiffel tower until 2032 ?

A comprehensive security plan and renovation of the Eiffel Tower is carried up by 2032 due to a terrorist threat is always higher in Paris. Its total cost amounts to 300 million euros, and because of this important work, the rates for the Iron Lady are surging in the past year. This plan was to culminate in the achievement of its main objectives before the 2024 , date of the Olympic Games in Paris . The works started on 18 September 2017 by the installation of a glass wall, anti-bullet, anti-intrusion and anti-car ram in front of the Eiffel Tower, next to the Champs-de-Mars, and at the rear, next to quai Branly. This fence is 3 meters tall, represents the tidy sum of 20 million euros. The inputs and outputs of the visitors to the Eiffel Tower are on the side alleys of the riders on each side of the monument, protected by metal plates called "closing Eiffel".

In parallel, a campaign for the renovation of the Eiffel Tower, classified as historical monuments and Unesco, is initiated to make it more attractive. Painting and repair of the elevators are scheduled for a period of at least 5 years since 2018. The restaurant Jules Verne, risen to the 2nd floor, is closed for renovations until the spring of 2019 . A future visitor centre will be launched in 2023 after 2 years of renovations and new shops are expected to hatch. The queues will be virtually eliminated with the deployment of the reservations to visit the Eiffel Tower to 80% on the internet. It is to be noted that there will be no closure of the site during the entire construction period, except for the restaurant 1 star.

How to visit the Eiffel tower ?

each paris getaway, school trip, visit great-aunts of the province... The Eiffel Tower, you do not drop it. Why not vary the delights in weaving in and out of the scenes of the great iron Lady ? Accompanied by a speaker, let tell you about these places unknown by the general public. The program : the engine room of origin which still controls the elevators, the former "bunker" concealed underneath the Champ de Mars or the roof of the restaurant of the Eiffel Tower, "Le Jules Verne". How about you give a little panache to your visit by arriving by the Seine ? Hop on a boat bus, it will drop you right at the foot of the iron Lady, this is Paris !

Here is the parisian monument ideal for a family outing. challenge to climb the steps to each one, to admire Paris from the top, play to find the parisian monuments... To channel all this energy, the institution has developed for 6-10 years, 12 course play to learn in a fun way. A booklet to download on the site, and a small character, Gus, what it takes to resolve investigations. On the way, you can be certain that they will have learned a thousand and one anecdotes about the history of the Eiffel Tower, from its construction to its daily life of centenary. Finally, take advantage of your visit to post mail ! A flame special Eiffel Tower obliterates the numerous letters mailed to the post office located at the south pillar, and that it is collector !

Visit the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower

A 57 metres above Paris, is the first level of the tower. The gallery is circular, allows to have a 360° view of the capital. It hosts a restaurant overlooking the Champ-de-Mars, ideal for a lunch or dinner with a view : le 58 Tour Eiffel. Return in images on its renovation in 2014 :

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Eiffel Tower : first floor, while glass

Visit the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower

It is at this intermediate level that it has, it is said, the best view of Paris . On the 2nd floor, showcases animated to evoke the construction of the Eiffel tower and explain the operation of the old hydraulic elevator. Jules Verne said of the Eiffel tower, at the time where he was given the Legion of Honor : "I decorate because I'm the only man in France to not have visited the Eiffel Tower." Ironically, when we know that the elegant restaurant on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower has a name... the Jules Verne. We can offer you a great moment of gastronomy, or even make a raid in the gift shop. Book your visit to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower.

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Restaurant of the Eiffel Tower : check out the new Jules Verne

Visit the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower

Paris now seems so small to some 276 metres above sea level. access to this top floor can only be done by elevator. This is the time to make the acquaintance of Gustave Eiffel, at least its double wax. His office, reconstituted, evokes the Tower builder and his daughter Claire receiving the famous american inventor Thomas Edison. We see among others the phonograph, which he offered to Gustave Eiffel. The orientation tables to help you identify compared to the largest cities in the world. To celebrate this ascension unique in the large pump, there is even a champagne bar, open every day from 10: 15 to 22: 15 without interruption.

What are the ticket prices for the Eiffel tower ?

The Eiffel Tower is part of the most visited monuments in France, you will therefore have to demonstrate organization by purchasing your tickets in advance, you will avoid the queue to access the ticketing. Attention, at the time of your ticket as it will need to comply with. If you want to avoid the crowd, it is wiser to give priority to the opening hours at 9: 00, or even a few minutes before.

lift entrance Ticket (up to the 2nd floor) Full price : 16, 30 euros 12-24 years : 8,10 eur Rate 4 - 11 years old, unemployed and disabled : 4,10 € lift entrance Ticket to top Full price : 25,50 euros 12-24 years : 12,70 eur Rate 4 - 11 years old, unemployed and disabled : 6,40 euros stairs entrance Ticket (up to the 2nd floor) Full price : 10,20 eur Rate 12-24 years): 5,10 eur Rate 4 - 11 years old, unemployed and disabled : € 2.50 stairs entrance Ticket + lift with summit Full price : 19,40 eur Rate 12-24 years old: € 9.70 Rate 4 - 11 years old, unemployed and disabled : 4,90 € children under 4 years of age are guests of the Eiffel tower. Their supporters pay the individual rate adult. What are the opening hours of the Eiffel tower ?

The Eiffel tower is open every day of the year 9 p.m. to midnight 45 from 14 June to 31 August and from 9: 30 to 23: 45 the rest of the year (with a last access by stairs to 18 hours).

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Date Of Update: 11 June 2020, 12:57