Update: Tuesday, November 17th, the Eiffel Tower was once again closed, reportedly due to the security concerns of workers.
In a press release, the Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel, the company that operates the Parisian centerpiece, stated that they were making “every effort to minimize” the amount of time the landmark would be closed, while stressing that the security of staff and visitors was a “common concern” for both parties.
Original Post: As Parisians returned defiantly to bistros and sidewalk cafés across the city, flooding social media with the hashtags #TousAuBistrot and #JeSuisEnTerrasse on Monday, the Eiffel Tower reopened after 4pm this afternoon.
Lit with the colors of the French flag and emblazoned with the motto “Fluctuat nec Megritur”—idiomatically, “Tossed But Not Sunk”—the Tour Eiffel joined its paisans, unbent and unbowed, in returning to life, as normal as possible. The tower will remain lit with the tricolor through Wednesday, although the hourly light show is suspended for the time being.