Tourists disappointed as strike closes Eiffel Tower for second day

Tourists disappointed as strike closes Eiffel Tower for second day

The Eiffel Tower closed for a second day on Wednesday due to a strike over salaries and working conditions, in the latest blow to the French capital’s battered tourist industry. The monument’s management apologised to visitors stranded at the gates of the tower, lamenting an ill-timed blow to the city’s image. The strike comes as […]

Louvre museum closes to evacuate stored art as floodwaters rise

Louvre museum closes to evacuate stored art as floodwaters rise

 The Louvre museum in flood-hit Paris said it would close on Friday to evacuate artworks held in its underground reserves as the River Seine began to burst its banks. The riverside museum – the most visited in the world, home to everything from the Mona Lisa to priceless Egyptian artefacts, took the radical action after […]