PARIS (Reuters) – Staff at the Eiffel Tower agreed to end their strike on Thursday evening, a union official said, meaning the monument will reopen on Friday.
People stand in line at an information booth following the closure of the Eiffel Tower as part of a strike by employees over lengthening queues during the peak summer tourist season in Paris, France, August 2, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
The tower – Paris’s most famous tourist attraction – closed on Wednesday afternoon in a dispute over a new access system that workers said had caused “monstrous” queues.
Each year over 6 million visitors go up the 342-metre (1,063-foot) tower in the French capital.
Reporting by Simon Carraud; Writing by Matthias Blamont; Editing by Robin Pomeroy