Eiffel Tower goes dark in solidarity with people of Aleppo

Eiffel Tower goes dark in solidarity with people of Aleppo

Paris turned off the famed lights of the Eiffel Tower on Wednesday as a gesture of solidarity with the citizens of the Syrian city of Aleppo, hit by a humanitarian crisis as residents flee heavy fighting. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo had said the Eiffel Tower, typically lit by thousands of lights every night, would go […]

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 […]