The Eiffel Tower has been closed indefinitely: the reason

By TravelWiseFeb 19, 2024 16:46 PMNews
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The Eiffel Tower has been closed indefinitely: the reason
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The Eiffel Tower, the most prominent landmark in Paris, closed on Monday, February 19th. The reason was the announcement of the second strike by the tower's staff in two months.

According to the unions, the boycott was initiated because of the employees' dissatisfaction with the financial management of the monument. According to Le Monde, it remains unknown when the strike will end.

In a joint statement, the CGT and FO unions called on local authorities to "be reasonable in their financial demands to ensure the survival of the monument and the company that operates it."

The tower's operator, SETE, which has been criticized for its business model, recommends that ticket holders check the website before visiting or postpone their visit.

Unions have warned that the strike could be extended.

The Eiffel Tower, which has been towering over Paris for more than 135 years, has fascinated people from all over the world. Its grandeur, elegant design, and rich history make it a must-see in every tourist's guidebook.

Most visitors to the tower have limited time to spend in Paris, so a tour cancellation can be painful news for them.

As TravelWise previously reported, a popular hotel in New Jersey will close its doors for good. It has been in operation for 40 years.

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