The Eiffel Tower will be switched off this Saturday evening to mark Earth Hour

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis, Graziella de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on March 23th, 2024 at 10:08 a.m.
This Saturday, March 23, 2024, the Eiffel Tower will switch off its lights at 8:30pm: a symbolic gesture during Earth Hour. This event, organized by WWF, draws attention to the need to protect nature.

For the past 15 years, France has been taking part in the global Earth Hour event. This mobilization, organized by WWF, consists of turning off all lights for one hour, a symbolic gesture for theenvironment and the preservation of biodiversity. During this "Earth Hour", all citizens are invited to switch off their lights and plunge the planet into darkness, in order to draw attention to the degradation of nature, light pollution, and the importance of protecting our environment.

This year, Earth Hour takes place on Saturday, March 23, 2024. To mark the occasion, the Eiffel Tower - along with thousands of other monuments around the world - plans to switch off its lights and plunge into darkness. At 8:30 p.m., the Iron Lady shows her support for environmental causes with this symbolic gesture.

Other Parisian monuments switched off

  • Parc des Princes
  • Musée du Louvre
  • Petit Palais
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Hôtel de Ville
  • Climate Academy
  • Pantheon
  • Hôtel des Invalides
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Notre Dame de Paris
  • Vendôme column
  • Colonnes du Trône
  • Bir-Hakeim Bridge
  • Mairies d'arrondissement
  • Radio France
  • TF1 Tower
  • Audencia

WWF, the NGO behind the movement, warns of the importance of the fight for the environment: " We are faced with a double emergency: climate change and the loss of biodiversity. It is in this context that WWF is calling on institutions and the general public to show their support for the protection of biodiversity. "

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Turning off the lights for an hour has no real impact on the environment. Above all, this gesture raises awareness among the general public and public authorities, and provides an opportunity to remind people of the small everyday gestures that can have a real impact on nature.

" In France, for example, public and private lighting account for barely 10% of electricity consumption. So turning off the lights for an hour is clearly not going to have a major impact on the climate. ( ...)The best way to limit electricity consumption is to limit data consumption, and therefore not to watch too many streaming videos " , explains Arnaud Gauffier, WWF France program manager, in an interview with France Info in 2022.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On March 23th, 2024
Starts at 08:30 p.m.

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    5, avenue Anatole-France
    75007 Paris 7

    Accessibility info

    Metro and RER: Line 6 or 9 "Trocadéro" station Line 6 "Bir-Hakeim" station RER C "Champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel" station

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