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Piece of Eiffel Tower staircase sells for 169,000 euro in Paris auction

Piece of Eiffel Tower staircase sells for 169,000 euro in Paris auction

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.

Strike over long queues shuts Eiffel Tower for second day

Strike over long queues shuts Eiffel Tower for second day

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.

Eiffel Tower shut in dispute over 'monstrous' queues

Eiffel Tower shut in dispute over 'monstrous' queues

Access to the monument, which welcomed more than six million visitors last year, was blocked from 1400 GMT.

Eiffel Tower workers plan strike over long lines

Eiffel Tower workers plan strike over long lines

Since early July the monument has set aside half of daily tickets for people who buy them in advance on the internet and choose a scheduled time for their visit.

Crowds pack Champs Elysees as French winners return home

Crowds pack Champs Elysees as French winners return home

France overcame a determined Croatia team to win 4-2 in Sunday's final.

Eiffel Tower to close for open-air World Cup broadcast

Eiffel Tower to close for open-air World Cup broadcast

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.

River Seine traffic halted, stations to close as flood level rises

River Seine traffic halted, stations to close as flood level rises

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.

Alleged Eiffel Tower intruder sent to psychiatric hospital

Alleged Eiffel Tower intruder sent to psychiatric hospital

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

France opens terror probe after man tries to enter Eiffel Tower

France opens terror probe after man tries to enter Eiffel Tower

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.

Man carrying knife arrested at Eiffel Tower

Man carrying knife arrested at Eiffel Tower

A man carrying a knife was arrested as he tried to force his way into the Eiffel Tower, the company that runs the Paris landmark said Sunday.

IOC commission arrives in Paris to evaluate 2024 bid

IOC commission arrives in Paris to evaluate 2024 bid

International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegates arrived in Paris on Saturday afternoon ahead of an inspection of the city's 2024 Games bid.

Eiffel Tower stunt exposes security concern before poll

Eiffel Tower stunt exposes security concern before poll

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.