Already the country is mourning the horrific night with the Eiffel Tower going dark as the nation will wake Saturday in a state of shock.
The Eiffel Tower goes dark in the wake of the #Paris attacks which have killed 140 people #PorteOuverte #fusillade
In contrast, some people are claiming that the Tower regularly turns off its lights:
To all media claiming Eiffel Tower has gone dark because of #attacks: They shut off the lights every night at 1am. Check the damn website.
Has the Eiffel Tower gone dark in the wake of the Paris attacks, which it would not normally do?
Edit Sunday 15/11/15: There's since been announcement of the Tower going dark, so I'm only asking about the night of Friday 13 November. From The Eiffel Tower's official web site: The Eiffel Tower in the dark in sign of mourning
At the request of the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, the Eiffel Tower will remain in the dark throughout the coming night in sign of mourning.