Photos: Eiffel Tower welcomes visitors after three months in Paris

On June 25, the Eiffel Tower in Paris welcomed visitors back to its spectacular views after its longest closure since WWII due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Visits for now are under the restraints of the pandemic with hopes set on getting operations fully back to normal later in the summer. Access to the 324 meters high tower is only via stairs at the moment and only the first two floors are accessible.

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Children cool off in a water fountain near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 24. The Parisian landmark welcomed back visitors after the coronavirus outbreak forced Eiffel into its longest period out of action since WWII. (Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS)

Children cool off in a water fountain near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 24. The Parisian landmark welcomed back visitors after the coronavirus outbreak forced Eiffel into its longest period out of action since WWII. (Gonzalo Fuentes / REUTERS)

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People queue up prior to a visit to the Eiffel Tower on June 25. According to a report by Reuters, visitors can for now access the 324 metre high (1,062 feet) tower only via staircases until early July, as elevators remain off-limits because of safety considerations. (Thibault Camus / AP)

People queue up prior to a visit to the Eiffel Tower on June 25. According to a report by Reuters, visitors can for now access the 324 metre high (1,062 feet) tower only via staircases until early July, as elevators remain off-limits because of safety considerations. (Thibault Camus / AP)

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Visitors clean sanitize their hands as they arrive to visit the Eiffel Tower on its reopening day. Strict hygiene and safety measures will accompany the Eiffel Tower’s views for visitors trickling in amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Charles Platiau / REUTERS)

Visitors clean sanitize their hands as they arrive to visit the Eiffel Tower on its reopening day. Strict hygiene and safety measures will accompany the Eiffel Tower’s views for visitors trickling in amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Charles Platiau / REUTERS)

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People walk along a viewing platform at the Eiffel Tower on June 25. Visitors are not allowed to go any higher than the second floor of the tower at the moment. (Thomas Samson/ AFP)

People walk along a viewing platform at the Eiffel Tower on June 25. Visitors are not allowed to go any higher than the second floor of the tower at the moment. (Thomas Samson/ AFP)

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People walk past signs that indicate social distancing during a visit to the Eiffel Tower. (Charles Platiau / REUTERS)

People walk past signs that indicate social distancing during a visit to the Eiffel Tower. (Charles Platiau / REUTERS)

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Visitors seen wearing protective face masks at the Eiffel Tower on June 25. Every person over the age of 11 is required to wear a face mask. (Charles Platiau / REUTERS)

Visitors seen wearing protective face masks at the Eiffel Tower on June 25. Every person over the age of 11 is required to wear a face mask. (Charles Platiau / REUTERS)

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A woman wearing a protective face mask looks through a viewing telescope atop the Eiffel Tower on June 25. Managers told Reuters that they hope to get operations fully back to normal later this summer. (Charles Platiau / REUTERS)

A woman wearing a protective face mask looks through a viewing telescope atop the Eiffel Tower on June 25. Managers told Reuters that they hope to get operations fully back to normal later this summer. (Charles Platiau / REUTERS)

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A view of the Trocadero pictured from the Eiffel Tower during its partial reopening on June 25. According to the Worldometers tracker, France has reported a total of 161,348 COVID-19 cases, with 29,752 deaths as of June 25. (Thomas Samson/ AFP)

A view of the Trocadero pictured from the Eiffel Tower during its partial reopening on June 25. According to the Worldometers tracker, France has reported a total of 161,348 COVID-19 cases, with 29,752 deaths as of June 25. (Thomas Samson/ AFP)

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