France runs the European Union council from January 1, 2022, and for six months. To celebrate the event, in Paris, many monuments have displayed Europe’s colors at nightfall. The Arc de Triomphe, the Hôtel des Invalides, the Opéra Garnier, or even the Elysée Palace have been lit in blue for the first week of January.
The Eiffel Tower also marks the event. Since the beginning of the year, the 12 stars symbolizing the European Union have been adorning the Parisian landmark. The iron lady keeps on being dressed in a blue coat from the beginning of the evening and sparkles as usual at the beginning of every hour after dusk. From all over Paris, Parisians and tourists can enjoy this light dress. Unlike other monuments, the blue Eiffel Tower plays along longer: it will display the European Union’s colors until January 31, 2022.
Cover picture: archive from the Eiffel Tower’s 130th anniversary
Dates and Opening Time
From 1 January 2022 to 31 January 2022
75007 Paris 7
Métro ligne 6 ou 9 station "Trocadéro", ligne 6 station "Bir-Hakeim", RER C station "Champ de MArs - Tour Eiffel"