31 May 2018

THE EIFFEL TOWER IS DELIGHTED TO HOST A UNIQUE AUCTION: THE SKELETON OF A NEW TYPE OF CARNIVOROUS DINOSAUR! ​

Organised by Aguttes auction house, the prestigious sale will take place on Monday 4th June 2018 at 6pm in the Gustave Eiffel Room, on the first floor of the monument.



An iconic monument for an exceptional event. The Gustave Eiffel Room, located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, will host an unprecedented event on Monday 4th June at 6pm: the auction of the skeleton of an unclassified theropod.


The skeleton, which measures 9 metres in length and is 70% complete, was discovered during a 2013 excavation at the Morrison Formation in the USA, one of the world’s most fertile sources of dinosaur fossils.


For this event, the skeleton has been scientifically assembled on a stainless steel structure whose design was inspired by the Eiffel Tower itself.



Eiffel Tower visitors will be able to see this spectacular specimen at close quarters.


During the three days prior to the sale, visitors to the monument will be able to see this spectacular specimen up close between the following times:


  • Saturday 2nd June, 2:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Sunday 3rd June, 10:00am to 8:00pm
  • Monday 4th June, 9:30am to 2:00pm.




PRACTICAL INFORMATION


The Eiffel Tower is open every day from 9:30 am to 11:45 pm (9 am to 12:45 am between July 7th and August 26th)


Prices:

Stairs ticket (valid to the 2nd floor): adults €10 - youths 12/24 years €5 - children 4/11 years €2.50 Lift ticket (up to the 2nd floor): adults €16 - youths 12/24 years €8 - children 4/11 years €4

Summit ticket: adults €25  - youths 12/24 years €12.50 - children 4/11 years €6.30


Good idea - on sale only onsite:

Combination ticket: adults €19 - youths 12/24 years €9.50 - children 4/11 years €4.80. Children under 4 years are guests at the Tower.











About the Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE) (Eiffel Tower Operating Company)

On November 1, 2017, the City of Paris entrusted the operation and management of the Eiffel Tower to SETE for the next 15 years, as part of a delegation of public service for a period of 15 years. SETE is a local public company, of which 60% of the capital is held by the City of Paris and 40% by the Department of Paris. Its Board of Directors is chaired by Bernard Gaudillère, Paris Counsellor. SETE, which has around 340 employees and achieved a turnover of 83.3 million euros in 2018, is directed by Anne Yannic.