“For security reasons, the Prefecture of Police has demanded the closure of the Eiffel Tower,” said the company that manages the monument.
The authorities chose to ask for its closure by the crowd that waits in the surrounding areas to follow the meeting on the giant screens that will be deployed, one of them in front of the same tower.
Tourists who purchased a ticket to visit it this Sunday – with a cost of between 16 and 25 euros for an adult – can benefit from a refund “within two months.”
Also, the police officer in Paris, Michel Delpuech, announced today that the capital and its region will have a special reinforcement of 12,000 police and 3,000 first aid for the final of the World Cup on Sunday.
These forces will also serve to reinforce security on Saturday, when the French national holiday will be celebrated.