(Paris) The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and the Palace of Versailles were again closed to the public on Tuesday, the 10th day of mobilization against the pension reform.

The call for a strike by the two unions of employees of the Eiffel Tower operating company (Sete), the CGT and FO, means that the Iron Lady “does not have the manpower to open”, specified the Sete to AFP, but the forecourt remains accessible.

Access to the space located between the four feet of the monument, protected by a glass wall, is indeed provided by a security provider whose staff is present, according to the same source. Security checks therefore always take place at entry points.

“Employees follow the national movement” but there is “no access blockage” to the monument, one of the most visited in the world, further specifies the Sete.

The strike notice being non-renewable, still according to Sete, the Eiffel Tower must reopen on Wednesday.

“Due to a national social movement, the Estate and the Palace of Versailles are closed this Tuesday, March 28”, could also be read on the website of the Palace of Versailles.

A similar message appeared on that of the Arc de Triomphe, at the top of the Champs-Élysées.

Usually closed to the public on Tuesday, the Louvre, the busiest museum in the world, remained closed all day Monday, employees blocking the entrances to protest against the pension reform.

Opponents of the pension reform demonstrated again across France on Tuesday, however with declining turnout across the country, according to figures from both unions and authorities.

The ebb, manifest, was confirmed by the number one of the CFDT, Laurent Berger, who from the head of the Paris procession reported a drop of around 20%.