Major tourist attractions remain shut in Paris

Paris’ major tourist attractions remain closed today as the country entered the third day of mourning following the deadly attacks on Paris carried out on Friday evening.

French President Francois Hollande declared three days of national mourning on Saturday.

The Louvre and the Eiffel Tower remain closed until further notice but French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin said museums would reopen following a one-minute silence today at 11am.

Disneyland Paris will remain closed until and including Tuesday November 17 in light of the attacks.
“We mourn those lost to the horrific attacks in Paris. We pray for the injured and we hold them all in our hearts,” said Tom Wolber, president of Euro Disney.

The rock band U2 postponed its concert planned for Saturday night. The group said they would reschedule it to take place ‘at an appropriate time’.

Motorhead, scheduled to perform on Sunday and the Foo Fighters, due to perform on Monday, have also called off their concerts. Coldplay called off a live stream of a concert ‘out of respect for the terrible events in Paris’.

The Paris Tourist Office said almost all tourist sites and activities were closed: museums, department stores, parks and gardens over the weekend.

It added: “Public transport is operating as usual. At airports and at Gare du Nord (train station for Eurostar arrivals and departures), please anticipate longer procedures due to police controls.”

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