Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower closed down after intruder tries to climb up

The Eiffel Tower evacuated and closed down after a man began scaling the Paris monument, eventually stopping his climb near the top but apparently refusing to come down.

May 22, 2019
May 22, 2019

Eiffel Tower climber 'admitted to psychiatric unit'

A man, believed to be Russian, who sparked a mass evacuation of the Eiffel Tower by scaling the iconic Paris landmark has been admitted to a psychiatric unit, legal sources say.

May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019

Eiffel Tower closed down after intruder tries to climb up

The Eiffel Tower evacuated and closed down after a man began scaling the Paris monument, eventually stopping his climb near the top but apparently refusing to come down.

September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017

Eiffel Tower starts work on anti-terror upgrade

Works have started Monday to boost security at the Eiffel Tower as an anti-terrorism measure, city hall said, with bulletproof glass walls set to go up around the world's most visited monument.

November 15, 2015
November 15, 2015

Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns deaths

The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since World War II: coordinated gun-and-suicide bombing attacks across Paris that left at least 129 people dead and 352 injured.

May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015

Eiffel Tower shuts over pickpockets

The Eiffel Tower in Paris has been closed to the public as staff stage a walk-out to protest against a surge in pickpocketing gangs.