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The Eiffel Tower is reopening to the public for the first time since the lockdown

© Daria Shevtsova

After several months of lockdown, Parisians will finally be able to visit the Eiffel Tower which was plunged into darkness following the pandemic’s outbreak.

Confirming that the Eiffel Tower would reopen earlier this week, the operators of the iconic landmark emphasised that in its initial opening phase, just the stairs visits would be available.

The Eiffel Tower, built in 1887 and making its triumphant rise at the 1889 World’s Fair is one of the world’s top tourist destinations – attracting nearly 6 million visitors each year.

Due to the lockdown restrictions, the Eiffel Tower has been inaccessible to both tourists and resident Parisians for months, but finally people will be able to get a glimpse of the iconic monument starting on June 25th.

Following this week’s announcement the tour operator for the Eiffel Tower confirmed that people would need to keep their distance and that social distancing measures including daily cleansing and the disinfection of public spaces around the Eiffel Tower would be carried out frequently.

While the rest of France gets slowly back to normal life, Paris has been left behind as one of the worst hit regions in France from the pandemic.

With companies looking to open up and accept tourists again, things are starting to look up for France’s tourism sector.