Eiffel tower goes dark in tribute to Christchurch, NZ victims

The lights of the Eiffel Tower are turned off in tribute to the victims of two mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand that left at least 49 people dead. IMAGES

Annual Eiffel Tower vertical race: we have a winner

Poland’s Piotr Lobodzinski wins his fifth successive title in the annual vertical race on the Eiffel Tower.

New life breathed into Champs Elysees fountains

Awestruck tourists are among the privileged observers at a roundabout near the Champs Elysees and Eiffel Tower, where six new fountains – made from crystal and bronze – were installed and in operation ahead of their official inauguration on March 21. The fountains were designed by brothers Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec and fully financed by private donors.

EXCLUSIVE Rare images of Eiffel Tower captured by AFP drone

AFP manages to overcome the French capital’s notoriously strict laws concerning the flying of drones to capture rare images of the Eiffel Tower.

“Yellow vest” protesters gather near Eiffel Tower in Paris

Police use tear gas to clear protesters from the area after the end of a “yellow vest” march in the French capital near the Eiffel tower. IMAGES

“Yellow vest” protesters gather near Eiffel Tower in Paris

Yellow vest protesters gather in the French capital near the Eiffel tower where police have been using crowd control measures to break up the rally. IMAGES

‘Yellow Vest’ protesters march towards Eiffel Tower

Several hundred “yellow vest” protesters march towards the Eiffel Tower on the 14th consecutive week of demonstrations as a poll now suggests that most of the country wants them to stop. IMAGES

Prepping for Valentine’s Day in a luxury Paris hotel

Champagne, candles, flowers…and a view of the Eiffel Tower – it doesn’t get any more romantic than spending Valentine’s Day in Paris. At luxury hotel Le Bristol, preparations are already in full swing – and some love birds made reservations at their three Michelin-starred restaurant nearly a year ahead.

Eiffel Tower staircase to be sold at auction in Paris

Counting 24 steps, standing at 4.3 metres high (13 feet) with a price of 40,000 euros : a segment from the Eiffel Tower’s original staircase is exhibited outside the Artcurial auction house in Paris, where it will be sold at auction in November.

Eiffel tower goes dark to denounce crimes against journalists

On the eve of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) symbolically switches off the Eiffel Tower. IMAGES