The Eiffel Tower will remain closed today, for the second day in a row because of the strike declared by the unions denouncing the management of the most famous attraction in Paris, as it was known from a union source.

The town hall of the French capital, the main shareholder of the Sete company that manages the Tower, “refuses to negotiate at this time”a representative of the CGT union told AFP yesterday.

Yesterday’s strike at the Eiffel Tower was the second to take place in two months for the same reason.

Unions have criticized SETE for its business modelwhich – as they argue – is based on an overestimation of the number of future visitors, while underestimating operating costs.

The Eiffel Towerthe most famous attraction of Paris, attracts nearly seven million visitors annuallyabout three-quarters of which are foreign tourists, according to its website.

During the Covid pandemic visitor numbers dropped dramatically due to venue closures and travel restrictionsbut rebounded to bring in $5.9 million in 2022.

The number of visitors to Paris is expected to increase dramatically this summer as the French capital hosts the Olympic Games.

In their joint statement the CGT and FO unions appealed to the city of Paris “to be reasonable with her financial demands to ensure the survival of the monument and the company that manages it”.