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Details and news of the reopening of the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower in Paris

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In May, France began easing coronavirus-related restrictions on social life after two months of lockdowns so strict that people had to fill out paperwork just to leave their homes. To date, restaurants and cafes have fully reopened (salons and shops have been open since last month), while schools and cinemas will follow next week.

As life resumes in Paris, its most iconic and busiest monuments will also resume.

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Eiffel Tower

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On June 25, the Eiffel Tower will reopen for the first time since closing in March. The last time the 19th-century monument was closed for this long was during World War II. There is a catch, however. Elevators to the top will remain out of service – only the first and second floors are open to visitors, and only by stairs.

Anyone over the age of 11 will be required to wear a mask, while crowd control measures will be in place as well as daily cleaning and disinfection. Online ticketing plans to open soon. Visitors are strongly advised to book their tickets in advance online. Updates can be found here.

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Safety distancing signs have been placed in queues at the Eiffel Tower ahead of its partial reopening on June 25.


The Louvre Museum will follow the example of the Eiffel Tower on July 6. Before the coronavirus, the old palace was the most visited museum in the world, welcoming 9.6 million people in 2019. After the coronavirus, the long queues and the hordes of tourists angling because a good photo of the Mona Lisa will become things of the past.

Masks will be compulsory and visitors will need to book their time slots in advance here or through official suppliers such as Tiqets, Mon Petit Paris and the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau. Everyone entering the museum must sanitize their hands with hand sanitizer provided at each entrance. Signs will be posted everywhere with recommended routes, which visitors should follow during peak hours to manage the flow of pedestrian traffic.

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The Louvre

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“While we have provided resources about the Louvre’s masterpieces online, nothing can replace the emotion felt in front of such treasures, the raison d’être of all museums,” said Jean-Luc Martinez, president and director of the Louvre. A declaration.

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