Eiffel Tower to close Saturday over planned protests in Paris

The Eiffel Tower will close Saturday due to planned demonstrations in France’s capital. Those who purchased tickets online to visit the site will get a refund, according to an online notice that described it as an “exceptional closure.”

Additionally, more than a dozen museums and other cultural sites in Paris will be closed amid fears of new rioting at protests called by the “yellow vest” movement. Several museums and two theaters in the city center, especially those close to the famed Champs-Élysées Avenue, have announced they will not open their doors that day.

The Paris Opera has cancelled planned performances on its two Parisian sites. Two music festivals have also been postponed. The Arc de Triomphe remains closed…

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