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Visitors register for Covid-19 tests at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (Danie Cole / AP)

France makes Covid-19 pass mandatory for visiting Eiffel Tower, other sites

AP | | Edited by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2021 08:06 AM IST
The Covid-19 pass requirement took effect on Wednesday at cultural and tourist sites in France, following a government decree. At the Eiffel Tower, masked workers scanned QR codes on digital health passes and checked printed vaccines or test certificates.
Eiffel Tower reopens after nine months, visitors required to carry Covid passes(AP)
Eiffel Tower reopens after nine months, visitors required to carry Covid passes(AP)

Eiffel Tower reopens after nine months, visitors required to carry Covid passes

AP | , Paris
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2021 07:43 AM IST
  • The “Iron Lady” of Paris was ordered shut in October as France battled its second virus surge of the pandemic, and remained shut for renovations even after other French tourist draws reopened last month.
Mallika Sherawat recently visited Paris,
Mallika Sherawat recently visited Paris,

Mallika Sherawat's perfect Eiffel Tower moment gets ruined by photobombing bird

PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 09:04 PM IST
  • Mallika Sherawat was posing in front of the Eiffel Tower when a bird flew across the frame and photobombed the picture.
Shilpa Shetty already has plans for son Viaan’s wedding.
Shilpa Shetty already has plans for son Viaan’s wedding.

Shilpa Shetty says she will give her 20-carat diamond to son Viaan’s future wife only if she meets this condition

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 01:48 PM IST
Actor Shilpa Shetty is ready to part with her 20-carat diamond but only if son Viaan Raj Kundra’s future wife is good to her. Otherwise, the actor said, ‘she will have to do with ‘smaller ones’.
The Promenade Marie de Roumanie plaque is pictured in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.(REUTERS)
The Promenade Marie de Roumanie plaque is pictured in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.(REUTERS)

Paris’ Eiffel Tower area evacuated briefly after bag filled with ammunition found

Paris | By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 09:56 PM IST
Earlier, police said the area around the Arc de Triomphe had been evacuated following a bomb threat. Police are continuing the search there.
China is focused on the production of machine-made alternatives, copying designs from India’s vast resources of craft skills, practised even today by 16 million Indian citizens(REUTERS)
China is focused on the production of machine-made alternatives, copying designs from India’s vast resources of craft skills, practised even today by 16 million Indian citizens(REUTERS)

Protect Indian crafts; ban Chinese imports | Analysis

By Ritu Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 06:45 PM IST
China is flooding Indian markets with cheap craft replicas, destroying jobs, local traditions, culture
Jorge Enrique Salgado poses for a photo beside a replica of the Eiffel Tower he built on the roof of his home in Havana, Cuba, August 7, 2020.(REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini)
Jorge Enrique Salgado poses for a photo beside a replica of the Eiffel Tower he built on the roof of his home in Havana, Cuba, August 7, 2020.(REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini)

Paris of the Caribbean: Havana, Cuba gets its own Eiffel Tower. See pics

Havana | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 08:11 PM IST
The illuminated four-meter (13-ft) high replica by Cuban blacksmith Jorge Enrique Salgado lights up a corner of the otherwise dimly-lit Arroyo Naranjo southern residential district of the capital.
Opened in February 2019, the park has become a popular tourist spot. (Photo; Jasjeet Plaha/HT)
Opened in February 2019, the park has become a popular tourist spot. (Photo; Jasjeet Plaha/HT)

Pre-wedding shoots, parties likely to be allowed at Waste to Wonder park

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 03:31 AM IST
Spread across seven acres and located at Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van near Sarai Kale Khan ISBT, the park has replicas of Leaning Tower of Pisa, Eiffel Tower, Pyramids of Giza, Taj Mahal, Statue of Liberty, Colosseum and Christ the Redeemer -- all made out of waste.
A man wears a mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as he walks along the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.(AP)
A man wears a mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as he walks along the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.(AP)

In longest closure since World War II, Eiffel Tower to reopen amid pandemic measures

Paris | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 10:53 PM IST
Only limited numbers of people will be allowed in when the Eiffel Tower opens again on June 25. Elevators to the top will be out of service, and only the first and second floors will be accessible to the public.
The monument, completed in 1889, receives about seven million visitors every year, about three-quarters of them from abroad, according to the tower website.(ANI/Twitter)
The monument, completed in 1889, receives about seven million visitors every year, about three-quarters of them from abroad, according to the tower website.(ANI/Twitter)

Eiffel Tower to reopen to public on June 25

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2020 09:14 PM IST
The 10-tonne metal landmark will emerge from its longest closure since World War II with limited visitor numbers at first, and face masks mandatory for all over the age of 11, said the Eiffel Tower website.

From Eiffel Tower to Big Ben: Visitors return to European landmarks, but only in its miniature version

Brussels | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Visitors were back at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, London’s Houses of Parliament and the Grand Place in Brussels on Monday, not flouting lockdowns but at the reopened Mini-Europe miniature theme park.
We are now in the era of ‘game night’– an invention born out of friends’ need to meet but not really chat(Photo: Shutterstock)
We are now in the era of ‘game night’– an invention born out of friends’ need to meet but not really chat(Photo: Shutterstock)

Humour: The perils of game night

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 12:28 AM IST
It’s a fight to the finish between the chronically bored and the ultra-competitive
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja tied the knot in 2018.
Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja tied the knot in 2018.

Sonam Kapoor shares ‘magical but scandalous’ Valentine’s Day pic with Anand Ahuja, kisses under the Eiffel Tower. See here

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 11:39 AM IST
Actor Sonam Kapoor took to Instagram to share a special Valentine’s Day picture with husband Anand Ahuja, which he described as ‘magical but scandalous.’
The idea of doing a slow holiday, says Ambika Seth, a Delhi entrepreneur, is to keep all activities low-key.(Photo: Rahul Khanna)
The idea of doing a slow holiday, says Ambika Seth, a Delhi entrepreneur, is to keep all activities low-key.(Photo: Rahul Khanna)

Pack your bags, but take it slow

Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 01:40 PM IST
Indians are opening up to the idea of taking travel slow, swapping packed itineraries for relaxed, immersive trips.
The Vatican Museums, Statue of Liberty in the US and Eiffel Tower in Paris are the other three attractions that featured in TripAdvisor’s list of five most booked things to do in 2019.(Unsplash)
The Vatican Museums, Statue of Liberty in the US and Eiffel Tower in Paris are the other three attractions that featured in TripAdvisor’s list of five most booked things to do in 2019.(Unsplash)

Eiffel Tower, Colosseum, Louvre Museum among top global attractions in 2019

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 01:24 PM IST
The Vatican Museums, Statue of Liberty in the US and Eiffel Tower in Paris are the other three attractions that featured in TripAdvisor’s list of five most booked things to do in 2019.
“How are you so brave,” says a Twitter user about the picture.(Twitter/@KristianaKuqi)
“How are you so brave,” says a Twitter user about the picture.(Twitter/@KristianaKuqi)

Woman’s pics of her kissing strangers at iconic places are crazy viral

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 05:27 PM IST
Twitter user @KristianaKuqi is winning a ton of love on Twitter.
Moulin Rouge dancers take it to the street for 130th anniversary.(@moulinrougeofficiel)
Moulin Rouge dancers take it to the street for 130th anniversary.(@moulinrougeofficiel)

Moulin Rouge dancers take it to the street for 130th anniversary

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 03:48 PM IST
Thousands of people massed outside the Moulin Rouge cabaret for a fireworks and French can-can extravaganza to mark the 130th anniversary of the storied Montmartre institution.
The image shows an hydrofoil boat SeaBubble on the Seine river in Paris.(AP File photo)
The image shows an hydrofoil boat SeaBubble on the Seine river in Paris.(AP File photo)

‘Flying’ river taxi to be launched in Paris. Interested to go for a ride?

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 09:18 PM IST
A journey from the Eiffel Tower in the west to Notre-Dame cathedral in the bubble takes just minutes, as the craft zips past the traffic snarled along the banks of the river.
Paris gets about 25 million tourists a year, more than 10 times the city’s population.(Unsplash)
Paris gets about 25 million tourists a year, more than 10 times the city’s population.(Unsplash)

In the City of Love, mass tourism troubles Parisian hearts

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 02:01 PM IST
Parisians are used to tourists, but mass tourism is beginning to annoy the residents of the City of Love, especially around landmarks like Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre museum.
‘Flying soldier’ and French inventor Frank Zapata enthralled the crowd gathered for Bastille Day celebrations at the Champs Elysees Avenue(Frank Zapata/Twitter)
‘Flying soldier’ and French inventor Frank Zapata enthralled the crowd gathered for Bastille Day celebrations at the Champs Elysees Avenue(Frank Zapata/Twitter)

‘Flying soldier’ Frank Zapata enthrals crowd at Bastille Day celebrations in Paris

Parsi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Zapata, who invented the first functional hoverboard, was given a USD 1.47 million grant by the French military last year for the development of an aeronautical micro-jet engine, according to Russian television network, RT.
In France, the summer solstice is celebrated as the Fête de la musique – a day-long celebration of music(Photo Illustration: Sunil Kumar Mallick)
In France, the summer solstice is celebrated as the Fête de la musique – a day-long celebration of music(Photo Illustration: Sunil Kumar Mallick)

Humour: Finding ‘farrago’ in Paris

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 11:50 AM IST
And how to manage absurdly small trips to overwhelming cities without turning into an Insta-obsessed, currency-converting, overachieving holiday zombie.
Sopie Turner and Joe Jonas plan to get married for the second time soon.(Instagram)
Sopie Turner and Joe Jonas plan to get married for the second time soon.(Instagram)

Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas kiss in front of Eiffel Tower ahead of their second wedding. See pic

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 12:12 PM IST
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas had their first wedding in May, tying the knot in a surprise ceremony held at a Las Vegas chapel just hours after the Billboard Music Awards.
A rescue worker, left in red, climbs the Eiffel Tower Monday, May 20, 2019 in Paris. The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person has tried to scale it. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)(AP)
A rescue worker, left in red, climbs the Eiffel Tower Monday, May 20, 2019 in Paris. The Eiffel Tower has been closed to visitors after a person has tried to scale it. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)(AP)

Eiffel Tower evacuated after intruder tries to climb up

Paris | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 08:24 PM IST
The Paris monument’s media office said the unidentified individual tried to climb up the tourist attraction on Monday afternoon. But it wasn’t clear how high the trespasser managed to get.
Happy 130th birthday, Eiffel Tower(toureiffelofficielle/Instagram)
Happy 130th birthday, Eiffel Tower(toureiffelofficielle/Instagram)

Happy 130th birthday, Eiffel Tower: Laser show for Iron Lady

Associated Press | By Associated Press, Paris
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2019 02:32 PM IST
Paris wished the Eiffel Tower a happy birthday Wednesday with an elaborate nighttime laser show retracing the monument’s 130-year history.
Hina Khan and Mallika Sherawat share pictures from Cannes.
Hina Khan and Mallika Sherawat share pictures from Cannes.

Cannes 2019 Day 1: Priyanka Chopra set to make debut, Hina Khan, Mallika Sherawat prep up for red carpet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 01:01 AM IST
TV actor Hina Khan makes her Cannes debut Tuesday evening with her short film, Lines, being screened there She has shared pictures from the ongoing film festival.
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri have been married for 27 years.
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri have been married for 27 years.

Gauri Khan reveals why Shah Rukh Khan is not allowed to post family photos. Watch video

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 07:12 AM IST
Speaking at the recently held HT India’s Most Stylish Awards 2019, Shah Rukh Khan revealed how he fooled wife Gauri Khan during their honeymoon and how he is not really romantic in real life.
FILE PHOTO: Rowers pass Notre Dame Cathedral on their boats in Paris, September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Rowers pass Notre Dame Cathedral on their boats in Paris, September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo(REUTERS)

Notre-Dame Cathedral, where every stone is a page of history

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 09:15 AM IST
Built 544 years before Gustave Eiffel completed the Eiffel tower to commemorate hundred years of the French Revolution, The Notre-Dame (Our Lady in French) cathedral is considered the original symbol of Paris.
A statue of Christ the Redeemer at the SDMC park(HT Photo)
A statue of Christ the Redeemer at the SDMC park(HT Photo)

Waste-to-art park to be thrown open on Jan 20 at South Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 04:05 PM IST
The park, spread across six acres and located close to the Sarai Kale Khan Interstate Bus Terminus, will have replicas of all the seven wonders of world
A view of newly constructed Signature Bridge at Wazirabad in New Delhi, India, on Friday, November 2, 2018.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A view of newly constructed Signature Bridge at Wazirabad in New Delhi, India, on Friday, November 2, 2018.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

154-metre high viewing box, selfie points: Delhi’s Signature Bridge opens today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 07:40 AM IST
Fourteen years in the making, Delhi’s Signature Bridge will be inaugurated today and thrown open for the public on Monday.
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