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Eiffel Tower reopens to public

  • Eiffel Tower reopens to public
    Visitors had to wear masks and take the stairs – all 674 of them – to the second floor, since health regulations mean the lifts are out of service. Eiffel Tower reopens to public
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In France, the Eiffel Tower reopened after a three-month closure, its longest since the second world war. Visitors had to wear masks and take the stairs – all 674 of them – to the second floor, since health regulations mean the lifts are out of service.

The Eiffel Tower reopened to visitors after its longest closure since World War II. Paris' iconic landmark closed in mid-March as part of efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus. 

France's tourism industry began opening back up last week, but the 1,063-foot tall tower didn't immediately reopen.

Tickets for the tower became available last week. From June 25 to 30, visitors will only be able to take the stairs, the official Eiffel Tower tourism website says. There are 674 steps to the second level.

The elevator is expected to become available on July 1, but the number of passengers onboard will be limited, the site reads.

"In order to welcome our visitors in the best possible conditions, sanitary measures have been put in place, including the compulsory wearing of masks," the site says.