A section of stairs from the Eiffel Tower in Paris sold for almost 170,000 euros on Tuesday, auctioneers announced, around three times the pre-sale estimate.
The Eiffel Tower was turning away tourists for a second day on Thursday as workers pressed a strike over a new access policy which they say is causing unacceptably long wait times for visitors.
Access to the monument, which welcomed more than six million visitors last year, was blocked from 1400 GMT.
France overcame a determined Croatia team to win 4-2 in Sunday's final.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to watch the game between France and Croatia in the shadow of one of the country's most visited sites.
Paris authorities have suspended river traffic and on Wednesday will close several rail stations serving tourist destinations including the Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay as relentless rains swell the river Seine's levels.
An armed French soldier of the 35th RAP (35e regiment d'artillerie parachutiste), part of Operation Sentinelle, patrolling under at the Eiffel tower in Paris. File photo, July 20, 2016
French prosecutors launched a terrorism investigation after a man wielding a knife and shouting "Allahu Akbar" tried to force his way in to the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday night, a judicial source said.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegates arrived in Paris on Saturday afternoon ahead of an inspection of the city's 2024 Games bid.
Security was stepped up at the Eiffel Tower on Friday ahead of Sunday's presidential election in France after Greenpeace activists scaled the Paris landmark and hung out a big political banner.