Jules Verne

Lunch on the Eiffel Tower

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I have had over the years a number of ‘things to do before I die’ – not a massive wish list, and to be honest, not a particularly successful one!

Top of this list for years was a flight on Concorde – now unlikely unless there is a similar campaign to the one that got the Vulcan flying again.

Another item on the list involves Paris and the Eiffel Tower. I have always wanted to eat at the Jules Verne restaurant on the tower. It is world renowned and gives the best view of Paris from any restaurant. It is so popular that booking 3 months in advance is required!


Well this week we are in Paris and have been to the tower and have eaten there – unfortunately not in the Jules Verne but in the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant. Still a great experience as the view is the same, but the cost significantly lower! Walking up and down the 700 stairs (each way) should also have helped burn off any food – (the Jules Verne has it’s own lift).

The set menu for the 5 of us at the Jules Verne would have set me back €800 and that is before any wine and drinks – so probably €1000 is a low estimate for us all!

Unfortunately this one will have to wait to be ticked off my list!