The Eiffel Tower celebrates 130th anniversary with young Parisians

Only a few days following its inauguration at the Exposition Universelle, the Eiffel Tower opened to the public for the very first time on May 15, 1889. To celebrate this 130th anniversary, the Eiffel Tower will open its gates to Parisian youth from May 15th to 17th, 2019. On the program: A visit from more than 1,300 children from recreation facilities, a concert on the Esplanade, an unprecedented light show, and much more!

An exceptional, unprecedented show

A highlight for the festivities will be a light show that will adorn the Eiffel Tower on May 15, 16 and 17. Retracing the history of the Tower, from its construction to the present day, the show will feature unprecedented lighting effects: laser projections, stroboscopic and DNA effects, etc. Lasting 12 minutes and shown every hour from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., the show will be visible to all from the Trocadero.

The work has been staged by installation designer Bruno Seillier, creator of the renowned show Dame de Cœur at Notre Dame, in partnership with EDF.