At Eiffel Tower, lights out earlier
PARIS — Lights on the Eiffel Tower will soon be turned off more than an hour earlier at night to save electricity, the Paris mayor announced Tuesday, as Russia’s war in Ukraine deepens an energy crisis in Europe.
Mayor Anne Hidalgo said the iconic tower, which is normally illuminated until 1 a.m., is but one of the city’s monuments and municipal buildings to be plunged into darkness earlier in the evening as the French capital — like the rest of France and Europe — faces risks of power shortages, rationing and blackouts when energy demand surges this winter.
Lights on the Eiffel Tower will be turned off at 11:45 p.m. starting Sept. 23, Hidalgo said. Other landmarks such as Saint-Jacques tower and City Hall will go dark at 10 p.m.