International projects call to redesign the Eiffel Tower Area
Friday 22 December 2017
Modified the 03/04/18
Every year, 20 million people from across the globe flock to this truly magnificent site with over six million tourists visiting the Eiffel Tower. How can this monument be adapted to showcase the warm welcome awaiting visitors to Paris?
Paris City Council, in collaboration with Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE), is seeking to provide people visiting the French capital’s most famous monument with a world-class welcome, by creating a new way of discovering the tower and its immediate surroundings, accessible to all, and worthy of this outstanding site. This is the aim of the project named “The Eiffel Tower Great Site: discovering, approaching, visiting.”
A more enjoyable and easier-to-access visit
The Eiffel Tower Great Site project concerns a large area around the monument, stretching from the Trocadero to the Ecole Militaire (Military School), taking in Champ de Mars and Bir Hakeim, and going as far as the Quai Branly Museum. Paris City Council is looking to make visits more enjoyable and easier to access: a wider range of services throughout the whole visit (toilets, benches, left-luggage offices, eateries, …), a cultural offering enabling visitors to rediscover the wealth of the site’s history and heritage as well as making it more secure for pedestrians. Pedestrian access from public transport stops will be improved with enhanced signage and real-time information (events, waiting times, conditions for access...).
International call for projects in January 2018
The international call for projects will be launched in January 2018 and will concern urbanism, architecture and landscaping players. The redevelopment of the Eiffel Tower Great Site will be completed by 2023, in time for the 2024 Olympic Games.