Patrick Branco Ruivo, general manager of the Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE), expressed everyone’s excitement: “The teams who work at the Eiffel Tower have been waiting for this moment for a long time! We’re excited to see the Tower welcome visitors again, of course, with appropriate respect for social distancing and the sanitary norms in effect. We have just been through a very complicated time during which the Tower utilized its symbolic importance to participate in the immense wave of solidarity. As life begins to unfold again, we’re happy that our reopening is both a part of this momentum and an additional symbol of its progression.”
A set of measures has been put in place to guarantee a safe visit to the Tower, including: recommended online ticket purchase, obligatory face masks, a vast and specific system of signposting, a limited number of visitors on each floor and on the esplanade, as well as daily cleaning and disinfecting of the public spaces, etc.
Stages of Tower accessibility:
In the first stage, visitors will only be able to go up to the 2nd floor by the stairs. They will climb the East staircase and descend by the West staircase so that the flows of people are never facing each other.
Very soon, the elevators will open again, based on the evolution of the health situation and with limited numbers of visitors allowed inside the cabin at one time.
Because the elevators from the 2nd to the 3rd floor have a smaller capacity, the summit will remain closed for the time being. It will reopen to the public over the course of the summer.
Everyone who works for the Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE) will continue their efforts to offer visitors an experience worthy of the monument. Other steps will be announced soon.
EIFFEL TOWER PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Every day - from 10 am to 9 pm (only access to the stairs)
Then, from 10 am until 11:45 pm when the public elevators are back in service
Information and reservations: www.toureiffel.paris
About the Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE)
On November 1, 2017, the City of Paris entrusted the operation and management of the Eiffel Tower to SETE within the framework of a delegation of public services for 13 years. SETE is a local public company whose capital is 99% owned by the City of Paris and 1% by the Greater Paris Metropolitan Area. Bernard Gaudillère, a Parisian Council Member, chairs its Board of Directors. SETE has a staff of nearly 340 employees, led by Patrick Branco Ruivo; it generated 99.18 million euros in revenue in 2019.