Eiffel Tower: 13 things you didn’t know about Paris’ Iron Lady

Eiffel Tower: 13 things you didn’t know about Paris’ Iron Lady

As the Eiffel Tower reopens from longest closure since World War II, here are some lesser known facts about the famous monument.

Eiffel Tower reopens from its longest closure since World War II

Eiffel Tower reopens from its longest closure since World War II

Eiffel Tower announces top floor to reopen to visitors

Eiffel Tower announces top floor to reopen to visitors

Paris: Eiffel Tower announces date for reopening

Paris: Eiffel Tower announces date for reopening

Eiffel Tower climber ‘grabbed’ after sparking evacuation

Eiffel Tower climber ‘grabbed’ after sparking evacuation

Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted scaling monument

Eiffel Tower evacuated after climber spotted scaling monument

In pictures: Eiffel Tower struck by lightning as storms hit Paris

In pictures: Eiffel Tower struck by lightning as storms hit Paris

Eiffel Tower stairs sell for €170,000 at auction

Eiffel Tower stairs sell for €170,000 at auction

Eiffel tower reopens after strike but problem of long queues remains

Eiffel tower reopens after strike but problem of long queues remains

Eiffel Tower closes as staff continue strike over long queues

Eiffel Tower closes as staff continue strike over long queues

Paris: Eiffel Tower staff to go on strike over long queues

Paris: Eiffel Tower staff to go on strike over long queues

Paris puts finishing touches on Eiffel Tower anti-terror walls

Paris puts finishing touches on Eiffel Tower anti-terror walls

Paris: Strike by security staff forces closure of Eiffel Tower

Paris: Strike by security staff forces closure of Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower makeover: Is the Iron Lady set to change her colour?

Eiffel Tower makeover: Is the Iron Lady set to change her colour?

Greenpeace activists face fine over Eiffel Tower protest

Greenpeace activists face fine over Eiffel Tower protest

Eiffel Tower ticket prices skyrocket to fund renovations

Eiffel Tower ticket prices skyrocket to fund renovations

Eiffel Tower to celebrate 300 millionth visitor with the sound of music

Eiffel Tower to celebrate 300 millionth visitor with the sound of music

Paris: Work begins on Eiffel Tower’s bulletproof glass wall

Paris: Work begins on Eiffel Tower’s bulletproof glass wall

Paris: Eiffel Tower beacon goes dark until October

Paris: Eiffel Tower beacon goes dark until October

VIDEO: Eiffel Tower becomes haven for thrill-seekers as it turns into 90km/h ride

VIDEO: Eiffel Tower becomes haven for thrill-seekers as it turns into 90km/h ride

Eiffel Tower to go dark for St Petersburg victims after Paris mayor comes under pressure

Eiffel Tower to go dark for St Petersburg victims after Paris mayor comes under pressure

See what the Eiffel Tower’s bulletproof glass wall would look like

See what the Eiffel Tower’s bulletproof glass wall would look like

Paris: Eiffel Tower to be secured by huge bulletproof wall of glass

Paris: Eiffel Tower to be secured by huge bulletproof wall of glass

Paris plans to invest €300 million to shorten Eiffel Tower queues

Paris plans to invest €300 million to shorten Eiffel Tower queues

Eiffel Tower opens again after five days of strike action

Eiffel Tower opens again after five days of strike action

Eiffel Tower strike extends into holiday season

Eiffel Tower strike extends into holiday season

Paris to switch off Eiffel Tower lights for Aleppo

Paris to switch off Eiffel Tower lights for Aleppo

Eiffel Tower shut for a second day as strike pushes on

Eiffel Tower shut for a second day as strike pushes on

Eiffel Tower closed: workers strike over ‘botched’ paint job plan

Eiffel Tower closed: workers strike over ‘botched’ paint job plan

Stairs from Eiffel Tower sell for over half a million euros

Stairs from Eiffel Tower sell for over half a million euros

Eiffel Tower closes after riots at fan zone

Eiffel Tower closes after riots at fan zone

Eiffel Tower closes as workers join latest strike

Eiffel Tower closes as workers join latest strike

Eiffel Tower to be lit in colours of rainbow flag after US attack

Eiffel Tower to be lit in colours of rainbow flag after US attack

Eiffel Tower shows solidarity with victims of Brussels terror

Eiffel Tower shows solidarity with victims of Brussels terror

See what Paris could have had instead of the Eiffel Tower

See what Paris could have had instead of the Eiffel Tower

Iron Lady loses allure after Paris terror attacks

Iron Lady loses allure after Paris terror attacks

Video: British free-runner scales Eiffel Tower

Video: British free-runner scales Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower turns pink for breast cancer

Eiffel Tower turns pink for breast cancer

Six places in France to think twice about selfies

Six places in France to think twice about selfies

Paris: Eiffel Tower closed after intrusion

Paris: Eiffel Tower closed after intrusion

Artist arrested for naked Eiffel Tower selfies

Artist arrested for naked Eiffel Tower selfies

Paris police bust Eiffel Tower pickpocket ring

Paris police bust Eiffel Tower pickpocket ring

Eiffel Tower shuts as staff protest pickpockets

Eiffel Tower shuts as staff protest pickpockets

Paris: Iron Lady to dim lights for Earth Hour

Paris: Iron Lady to dim lights for Earth Hour

Eiffel Tower cloaked in smog as pollution spikes

Eiffel Tower cloaked in smog as pollution spikes

Paris: Iron Lady goes green with power of wind

Paris: Iron Lady goes green with power of wind

Eiffel Tower to host first ever vertical race

Eiffel Tower to host first ever vertical race

IN IMAGES: Eiffel Tower unveils glass floor

IN IMAGES: Eiffel Tower unveils glass floor

VIDEO: Eagle captures bird’s eye view of Paris

VIDEO: Eagle captures bird’s eye view of Paris

Legionnaire held for Eiffel Tower drone flight

Legionnaire held for Eiffel Tower drone flight

Russian church set to be built near Eiffel Tower

Russian church set to be built near Eiffel Tower

Greenpeace activist protests on Eiffel Tower

Greenpeace activist protests on Eiffel Tower

Paris thieves busted as police fight tourist crime

Paris thieves busted as police fight tourist crime

Artist held after Eiffel Tower coq stunt

Artist held after Eiffel Tower coq stunt

Spot the difference: Ten real Eiffel Tower replicas

Spot the difference: Ten real Eiffel Tower replicas

Photo of the day: Eiffel Tower hit by flashmob

Photo of the day: Eiffel Tower hit by flashmob

Bomb alert shuts down Eiffel Tower

Bomb alert shuts down Eiffel Tower

VIDEO: Chinese not so smitten by fake Paris

VIDEO: Chinese not so smitten by fake Paris

Police seize 60 tonnes of Eiffel Tower souvenirs

Police seize 60 tonnes of Eiffel Tower souvenirs

‘Made in France’ sex toys set to stimulate economy

‘Made in France’ sex toys set to stimulate economy

World-beating France greets most tourists ever

World-beating France greets most tourists ever

Eiffel Tower closes as workers strike

Eiffel Tower closes as workers strike

Eiffel Tower evacuated after suicide threat

Eiffel Tower evacuated after suicide threat

Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb alert: police

Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb alert: police

Feminists want ‘phallic’ Eiffel Tower torn down

Feminists want ‘phallic’ Eiffel Tower torn down

Eiffel Tower worth €434 billion: study

Eiffel Tower worth €434 billion: study

Helicopter rescues girl on Eiffel Tower

Helicopter rescues girl on Eiffel Tower

Paris plans to give Eiffel Tower a face lift

Paris plans to give Eiffel Tower a face lift

Top attractions struggle with success

Top attractions struggle with success

Plan to cover Eiffel Tower in plants

Plan to cover Eiffel Tower in plants

Eiffel Tower lift falls down during test

Eiffel Tower lift falls down during test

Broken lifts frustrate Eiffel Tower visitors

Broken lifts frustrate Eiffel Tower visitors

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Man jumps off Eiffel Tower