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Paris public museums and tourist sites have reopened following the attacks in the French capital on November 13.

Many of Paris’s tourist attractions, including the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay, closed on Saturday amid heightened security.

The institutions reopened at 13:00 local time following a minute’s silence to honor those who were killed.

A total of 129 people died in the attacks by Islamist militants.

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Photo EPA

People were targeted in bars and restaurants, the Bataclan concert hall and the Stade de France.

In explaining the decision to reopen the venues, France’s Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin said although France had suffered a tragic event, “culture is more than ever this symbolic place of self-discovery”.

Fleur Pellerin added the government would help to boost security measures at public cultural institutions in Ile-de-France, the region immediately surrounding Paris.

Its landmarks include the Louvre, which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa painting, as well as the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Theaters were also ordered to close following the attacks, but most reopened on November 15.

Tourists visiting Eiffel Tower in Paris are being treated to a new glass floor, creating a sensation of walking on air nearly 200 feet above ground.

Visitors will be able to look down on Paris through a glass floor as part of a refurbishment of the tower.

Tourists visiting Eiffel Tower in Paris are being treated to a new glass floor, creating a sensation of walking on air nearly 200 feet above ground

Tourists visiting Eiffel Tower in Paris are being treated to a new glass floor, creating a sensation of walking on air nearly 200 feet above ground

The $37.5 million reconstruction is likely to become a prime location for “selfies,” with the first visitors spending time on the floor turning their phones towards themselves and the glass floor below.

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Famous Eiffel Tower in Paris has been evacuated on Saturday evening following an anonymous phone-call threatening an attack.

An estimated 1,400 people were visiting the site when France’s anti-terrorism police made the decision to clear it.

Eiffel Tower has been evacuated following an anonymous phone-call threatening an attack

Eiffel Tower has been evacuated following an anonymous phone-call threatening an attack

A security perimeter was set up around the world-famous monument and police said a search could take several hours, French media reported.

The Eiffel Tower has been threatened several times in recent years. In 2011, 4,000 people were cleared from it.

L’Express news website said that tourists and staff were told to come down from the tower at around 19:00 local time on Saturday.

Security guards were also ordered to leave, a decision described as unusual.

Police then searched the area with sniffer dogs for possible explosives.

Security has recently been stepped up across the country amid concerns about threats to France over its military campaign in Mali.