Update: Eiffel Tower Appears Closed Indefinitely

UPDATED: Thursday, February 22, 9:40 a.m.

The Eiffel Tower remains closed Thursday, February 22 and it appears it will remain so indefinitely. 

Previously, the landmark's website would give a notice saying it was closed that day and to check the following day; that message no longer appears. Now, all that appears is, "Due to a strike action of a part of the Eiffel Tower personnel, the Eiffel Tower is currently closed. Visitors with e-tickets for today are invited to check their email. We apologize for the inconvenience."

Thursday marks the fourth consecutive day that the Tower has been closed to visitors.

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 21, 9:30 a.m.

The Eiffel Tower remains closed on Wednesday, February 21, as a result of a personnel strike. The Parisian landmark's website says the opening on Thursday could again be disrupted.

The General Confederation of Labour (CGT) union in France represents about 400 Eiffel Tower workers. A union representative, according to France24.com, says that there was "no chance of a solution overnight," adding that city officials "refuse to even meet with us."

ORIGINAL: Tuesday, February 20, 11:50 a.m.

The Eiffel Tower has closed for two consecutive days—and could extend to a third or beyond—due to a workers’ strike.

“Due to a strike action of a part of the Eiffel Tower personnel, the Eiffel Tower is currently closed. Visitors with e-tickets for today [Tuesday, February 20] are invited to check their email,” the website for the tourist attraction reads.

“We apologize for the inconvenience.

“Due to a renewable strike notice, the opening of the Eiffel Tower could be disrupted on February 21. Check the website before traveling.”

The 1,083-foot, 134-year-old Parisian landmark is typically open year-round, 365 days a year. The Associated Press reports that the Eiffel Tower previously closed for a day in December to visitors due to a strike over contract negotiations. It adds that the current personnel strike is because of “poor financial management” of the site.

According to the CGT union, which represents a large number of the Eiffel Tower’s employees, personnel are striking for a salary increase in proportion to the incoming revenue from ticket sales and improved maintenance of the monument.

The landmark receives nearly 7 million visitors annually, with about three-quarters of those foreign visitors. Paris, this summer, will host the 2024 Olympics from July 26 to August 11. Paris is expecting over 3 million visitors, spending upward of €4 billion, during the course of the Olympics.

For more information, visit www.toureiffel.paris.

Related Stories

On Location Unveils Travel Packages for Paris Olympics 2024

The Travel Institute Adds Paris Destination Specialist Course

Paris Insider: Three Great Hotel Restaurants

Air France to Launch Phoenix-Paris Flight