Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Eiffel Tower, Jules Verne

L'Ecrou au Chocolat at Jules Verne

This sexy lady needs no introduction. La Tour Eiffel, is the tallest building in Paris, and it is safe to say, also the most famous monument in the world. It was built in 1889 and named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel.

As beautiful and dreamy as it is, I must remind all visitors to pay attention at all times to your belongings! This area is bombarded with tourists everyday, and hence a popular spot for pickpockets and beggars. It is common that women or children will show you a card telling you their lifetime story, or asking you if you speak English. Say NO, check that you have everything and walk away. It is also common for a man or woman, to pretend to pick up a ring one the ground, and ask whether it belongs to you. If you say no, they will offer it to you anyway and walk away. A few minutes later, the person will return to ask for some coins or change, since he "found" you such a precious gift.

On the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, you will find the renowned Jules Verne Restaurant. It has one Michelin star and recently went through a total makeover. The furnishings still seem cold and weirdly modern for an Alain Ducasse restaurant, but attention to deco will be waived as soon as you have your first amuse bouche (Literally means fun for your mouth, they are little snack-like food usually offered in fine restaurants before, in between, and after your meal). I don't quite remember what I ordered, but I remember vividly what I had for dessert! You must absolutely have the "L'Ecrou au Chocolat" of you are obsessed with chocolate like I am!

The lunch crowd is usually made out of business people and tourists, but is interesting for its EUR85 set lunch menu. The views are great on a clear day, but the only thing about eating on the Eiffel Tower is that you can't exactly see the Eiffel Tower!

First 2 Photos by AG
Dessert Photo by Me
Metro: Trocadéro, Pont de l'Alma, Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel


  1. the chocolate looks SO good and im not even a chocolate lover!

  2. But it looks too pretty to be eaten right?

  3. i never trust anything that looks too pretty to eat, but if it's parisian, i can make an exception! :P