Access to the Eiffel Tower was closed to the public on Tuesday, the 10th day of mobilization against the pension reform, due to a call for a staff strike, management told AFP.
The call for a strike by the two unions of employees of the operating company (Sete), the CGT and FO, means that the Iron Lady "does not have the manpower to open", specified the Sete, but the forecourt remains accessible.
Access to the space located between the four feet of the monument, protected by a glass wall, is indeed provided by a security provider whose staff is present, according to the same source.
Security checks therefore always take place at entry points.
"Employees follow the national movement" but there is "no blocking of access" to the monument, one of the most visited in the world, specifies the Sete, which employs around 350 people.
The strike notice being non-renewable, still according to Sete, the Eiffel Tower must reopen on Wednesday.
Opponents of pension reform are demonstrating again across France on Tuesday, for a tenth day of high-risk action.
The authorities were counting on 650,000 to 900,000 demonstrators in nearly 200 cities, including 70,000 to 100,000 in Paris, where the procession was to connect in the afternoon the Place de la République to that of the Nation.