Not just the smell of freshly baked bread but also a rumour is in the air!
While tourists enjoy taking photos of the iron lady at night, for years now, there is a rumour circulating that it is illegal to capture the Eiffel Tower when it sparkles! Now, imagine the crime that has been committed by millions of tourists. Thankfully, this is only a rumour - but there is a slight touch of truth to it.
What is the reality?
According to Tour de Eiffel, photographing the Eiffel Tower at night is not illegal. So, Gen-Pop can go gaga over the pictures of the sparkling Eiffel Tower and post them on any social media platform.
Phew! But the rule applies to the professionals who seek to use the pictures for other purposes, such as circulation and mass production. As the Eiffel Tower’s sparkling lights are protected by copyright, photographers need to take prior authorisation by paying a fee to take photos of the structure at night.
So, now you know the legalities around the illuminated Eiffel Tower! I hope I've saved you the French “amande” (fine)!!!
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