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Eiffel Tower shutdown this am

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Eiffel Tower shutdown this am

Wanted to visit Eiffel Tower this morning at ten and was shutdown ... sign read Tower closed.... Yet many people were in line to buy tickets.. Did not stay .... Adjusted itinerary accordingly. Any comments would be appreciated... Hope to visit tomorrow, it will be our last day

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1. Re: Eiffel Tower shutdown this am

I read an article earlier today that it is closed due to a strike. The article didn't say when it was to re-open.

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Maybe a local will respond who knows what the problem was.

In the meantime, sounds like you did the right thing in adjusting your itinerary and moving on. The ascent of the Tower seems like a "must do" until you've done it and realized that the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds there are just not a "dream come true" situation at all. If yo are unable to find the time to wait in line and ascent the Tower, try not to be too disappointed. You can get a panoramic view of the city from elsewhere (such as Tour Montparnasse, the Arc de Triomphe, or several places in Montmartre). You can get a gorgeous view of the Tower itself (perhaps you want to try at night when it's all lit up) from Trocadero.

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Hunh - didn't know one had to be a local to read the news about this:

huffingtonpost.com/2013/…

Above blurb from the AP -

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4. Re: Eiffel Tower shutdown this am

Correction: I don't know why the Tower was closed, but any other more well-informed person from any part of the world may know!!!

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