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Eiffel Tower tweets that it’s set to reopen on December 16

The Eiffel Tower is set to reopen to tourists on December 16, after weeks of closure prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Paris tourist attraction’s Twitter account on Tuesday.

“I’m looking forward to seeing you between 10:30 am and 6:30 pm on December 16,” read the tweet, accompanied by a photo of the French landmark.

The tower was shut to visitors at the end of October after France tightened down on freedom of movement in an attempt to control the spread of the virus, which has hit France particularly hard among European nations.

However, as evidenced by the tweets, night-time visits will remain taboo.

The tower also shut down and reopened once this year, during the first wave of pandemic shutdowns in the spring. Back then, it was shut for months.

The tower’s owners say that visitor numbers remain sharply down, partially because there are so few international tourists due to widespread travel restrictions.

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