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From “horror” to icon: a brief history of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

On March 31, 1889, after two years, two months and five days of construction, the world welcomed the newest addition to the Paris skyline: the Eiffel Tower. Its creator, Gustave Eiffel, deploys the Habs on the third level, signaling that the wrought iron building is now open. Lit by 10,000 gas lamps, it was a […]

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10 things you might not know about the Eiffel Tower

1. The Eiffel Tower was once yellow In trendy Paris, even the Eiffel Tower has to keep up with style trends. Over the decades, the “Iron Lady” changed her appearance with the application of an array of paint colors. When it opened in 1889, the Eiffel Tower sported a reddish-brown color. A decade later, it […]

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Eiffel Tower, Louvre and cafes closed as France and Spain lock down

Spanish authorities said the number of infections had exceeded 5,700, half of them in the capital, Madrid. This represents a national increase of more than 1,500 in 24 hours. The country has recorded 136 deaths, down from 120. Spain has the fifth highest number of cases, behind China, Italy, Iran and South Korea. Shoppers packed […]

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The Louvre and the Palace of Versailles in France closed by the coronavirus – News

Rana Moussaoui and Fiachra Gibbons (Agence France-Presse) Betting ● Sat 14 March 2020 2020-03-14 12:05 682 7f440ff09e92db75a02bbad206a962c6 2 News Paris,France,Louvre-Museum,Palace-of-Versailles,coronavirus,Wuhan-coronavirus,COVID-19,travel,destination To free Major tourist sites in Paris, including the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, closed on Friday due to the coronavirus, as France said it was banning all gatherings of more than 100 people. The […]

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From the Eiffel Tower to the Moulin Rouge, the monuments of Paris close in the suppression of viruses

PARIS (Reuters) – The famous Parisian Moulin Rouge cabaret, the Louvre museum and the Eiffel Tower were among the main tourist sites which closed their doors on Friday after the government banned gatherings of more than 100 people to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The cabaret, known for its kicking dancers, and many other […]

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Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Versailles closed as Paris begins to shut down

Published on: 03/13/2020 – 19:06 The Louvre in Paris, the most visited museum in the world, said on Friday it was closing “until further notice” because of the coronavirus. The closure of the museum, which had 9.6 million visitors last year, came after the French government banned all gatherings of more than 100 people to […]

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The Louvre and the Palace of Versailles in France closed by coronavirus

Published on: 03/13/2020 – 17:16Amended: 03/13/2020 – 17:14 The Louvre in Paris, the most visited museum in the world, said on Friday it was closing “until further notice” because of the coronavirus. The closure of the museum, which had 9.6 million visitors last year, came after the French government banned all gatherings of more than […]

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The Mona Lisa is on the front line as the Louvre reopens with new security measures to limit the spread of disease

At the Louvre, the Mona Lisa is flanked by guards who usually help move the crowd through the crowded Salle des Etats. But after staff forced the Paris museum to close on Sunday due to safety concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus, their routine changed. Now the guards stand still and visitors must […]

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Skip the Eiffel Tower and head to the Montparnasse Tower

Placeholder while loading article actions At the Eiffel Tower you will find long queues and a narrow, crowded viewing platform Whether it’s masters such as Van Gogh or Camille Pissarro, or smartphone users playing with filters, visitors to Paris yearn to capture it visually. There are a host of alluring locations in the City of […]

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Is the Louvre open? The Louvre closed amid coronavirus fears and tourists are not happy

The Louvre closed its doors on Sunday amid fears of the coronavirus in a bid to protect its staff and visitors from contracting it. The museum had planned to reopen on Monday morning after a meeting between museum staff and union representatives to discuss Covid-19 prevention measures. However, the meeting concluded that it was still […]

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Why the Louvre is closed (opinion)

She was acting on orders from France’s education minister, even though the boy was showing no symptoms of illness and was not on vacation in a coronavirus-affected region. The outbreak in northern Italy scared the entire French government. The coronavirus scare has sent shivers – and worse – across Europe. The vast expanse of Venice’s […]