The Eiffel Tower will be shut on Sunday as part of security measures being taken for a big-screen broadcast of the World Cup final at the adjacent Champ de Mars park, the tower’s management said Thursday.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to watch the game between France and Croatia in the shadow of one of the country’s most visited sites.
During the Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal more than 90,000 people packed into the Champs de Mars fan zone.
The Eiffel Tower will also be closed Saturday for the Bastille Day national holiday.
An estimated 12,000 security force members will be deployed to secure the festivities, Paris police chief Michel Delpuech said Thursday.