Improving accessibility for visitors of the Eiffel Tower
Wednesday 20 December 2017
Modified the 20/06/18
As part of a dedicated accessibility roadmad established in 2015, a precise calendar of works has been set to improve accessibility features for visitors with disabilities.
The first phase of works was carried out on the esplanade of the Tower. Some existing equipments were adapted :
- Waiting line at the North pillar : in order to facilitate access for wheelchairs, the gradient of the line is now under 10% ;
- Exit at the West pillar : the handrails' height and length have been adapted, in order to make their use more easy ;
- Rainwater drains : as they were too wide, they have been replaced to make it more easy to step on them, and prevent from falling risks.
- Waiting lines at the East and North pillars : window stickers have been installed on the glass walls and doors: these stickers help raise attention for visually-impaired visitors.