Eiffel Tower reopens after Paris attacks

The Eiffel Tower has reopened three days after closing its doors to the public following a wave of terror attacks across Paris.

The iconic tower has now joined other monuments around the world in lighting up in the French national colours of blue, red and white.

Normally visited by between 15,000 and 20,000 people a day, the tower was closed until further notice after Friday’s attacks.


But the company says it’s open again and will glow with the patriotic colours for the next three evenings.

The illumination will also include the defiant Latin slogan of Paris, “Fluctuat nec mergitur” meaning “It is buffeted by the waves, yet remains afloat”.

The Sydney Opera House and One World Trade Center in New York have been among structures around the world to light up in blue, white and red in solidarity with France.