A glass wall is to be erected around the Eiffel Tower in Paris this autumn, part of a multi-million euro plan to prevent attacks on the iconic monument.

The 2.5m tall wall will replace the metal fences put up around the 324-metre Iron Lady during the Euro 2016 football tournament.

"The terror threat remains high in Paris and the most vulnerable sites, led by the Eiffel Tower, must be the object of special security measures," said deputy mayor Jean-Francois Martins.

The wall will prevent individuals or vehicles storming the site visited by six million people each year, he added. 

Security has been boosted after a string of jihadist attacks that claimed 238 lives around France between January 2015 and July 2016.