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Plans in place to dig under the Eiffel TowerPlans are being put in place to help alleviate the waiting times tourists endure at the Eiffel Tower, after it was confirmed the city’s council will issue a call for architects to submit bids for assessment before beginning a project to dig and develop an area underneath the popular landmark.

It is hoped that going beneath the 324 metre-high structure will help accommodate the vast amount of tourists who trek to the attraction every year.

Jean-Bernard Bros, president of SETE, the group that manages the tower, said: ‘Because we need extra facilities to better welcome our visitors, the only way is to dig. It’s a question of comfort, and to improve the reception for visitors. It’s not nice to welcome visitors in the rain, and when it’s really hot it’s the same thing.’

Attracting 7 million visitors each year, the Eiffel Tower was built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 and has become one of the most recognisable structures in the world.

A diverse range of attractions await any of those planning a break in one of the fine hotels in Paris this summer.

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