Eiffel Tower: entry prices will increase by 20% from June 17 – LINFO.re

Eiffel Tower: entry prices will increase by 20% from June 17 – LINFO.re
Eiffel Tower: entry prices will increase by 20% from June 17 – LINFO.re

From June 17, visitors will have to pay up to 35.30 euros to access the Eiffel Tower, marking an increase of 20% compared to the previous price.

The new prices

The justification for this decision is based on the health crisis and the presence of lead detected during the painting work. This increase must be approved by Parisian elected officials. The prices for access to the Eiffel Tower summit by elevator will be modified as follows: from 29.40 to 35.30 euros for adults, from 14.70 to 17.70 euros for 12-24 year olds, and from 7.40 to 8.90 euros for children from 4 to 11 years old, as well as for disabled people and their companions, national media report as Le Figaro. To access the 2nd floor by staircase, prices will increase from 11.80 to 14.20 euros for adults, from 5.90 to 7.10 euros for young people, and from 3 to 3.60 euros for children. However, access will remain free for children under 4 years old and for RSA beneficiaries.

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An operating loss of 113 million euros between 2020 and 2022

After a strike in February, disgruntled employees announced significant price increases. The Covid-19 health crisis has had a major impact on the finances of Sete (the monument’s operating company), with an operating loss of 113 million euros between 2020 and 2022. Additional renovation costs, particularly linked to the lead detection, added a charge of 136 million euros. The adjustment of the 2017 DSP contract aims to respond to these challenges and anticipate work from 2025. Despite a drop in visitors in 2020, attendance has returned to its 2019 level with nearly 6 million visitors in 2023.

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