France’s Louvre, Versailles and Eiffel Tower close over coronavirus crisis

Following a French government directive banning gatherings of more than 100 people in a bid to contain the coronavirus’s spread, the Louvre Museum, Versailles Palace and the Eiffel Tower closed on Friday.

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The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

It opened in 1889.

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