Le Jules Verne Resturant Eiffel Tower Paris

Paris Eiffel Tower Jules Verne

Le Jules Verne Restaurant Paris: located on the Eiffel tower’s second level, the quality of the French cuisine is assured by the presence of world-class chef Alain Ducasse. Because of demand for seating (in part to enjoy the city view from that level of Eiffel Tower), reservations (if possible weeks in advance) are recommended.

Paris Eiffel Tower Jules Verne Restaurant

Reservations: Phone: +33 (0)1 45 55 61 44

Le 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant Paris

58 Tour Eiffel

Le 58 Tour Eiffel: located on the tower’s first level, this 200-seat restaurant seats 200 diners, offering traditional French cuisine.

Reservations:  Phone: +33 (0)1 72 76 18 46

Eiffel Tower Paris Visitors Guide

VIP Paris Eiffel Tower

This iron lattice tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World’s Fair. At 324 meters, it is Paris’ tallest building, and one of the most visited sites in the world. There are three levels for visitors. The first two levels can be accessed by stairs or elevator but the third level can only be accessed by elevator and it tends to have the longer lines. Tickets can be purchased at the tower and now also online.

Paris Eiffel Tower

Admission rates are as follows:

  • Adults: €8.50 (elevator entrance ticket – valid up to 2nd floor); €14.50 (elevator entrance ticket to top); €5.00 (stairs entrance ticket – valid up top 2nd floor).
  • 12-24 Year Olds: €7.00 (elevator entrance ticket – valid up to 2nd floor); €13.00 (elevator entrance ticket to top); €3.50 (stairs entrance ticket – valid up top 2nd floor).
  • 4-11 Year Olds & Disabled: €4.00 (elevator entrance ticket – valid up to 2nd floor); €10.00 (elevator entrance ticket to top); €3.00 (stairs entrance ticket – valid up top 2nd floor).
  • Children under 4 years visit the Eiffel Tower free.

Hours: Open every day of the year, as follows:

• from 9 a.m. to midnight from 15 June to the 1st of September,

• from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the rest of the year,

• At Easter weekend and during the Spring holidays : extended opening hours to midnight.

Where? Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, Paris

Metro: Bir-Hakeim

In addition, there are two restaurants within the Eiffel Tower:

Centre Pompidou Paris Visitors Guide

Paris Centre Pompidou

Named after French president Georges Pompidou, this futuristic-looking complex was built during the 1970s by architects Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers and Gianfranco Franchini. The largest museum of modern art in Europe (Musée National d’Art Moderne) is located here (with one level devoted to works by Matisse, Modigliani, Marcel Duchamp, and Picasso), along with the IRCAM music & acoustic research center, and a large public library. The Pompidou’s basement level has two cinemas, a theater, a dance space, and a small, free exhibition space.

Center Pompidou Paris

Its top floor has a trendy restaurant, Georges, whose space-age décor has been compared to the sci-fi film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Many like this restaurant, since its large windows offer its patrons a view of the city. See the Pompidou’s website for more details:

Where? Centre Pompidou, Pl. Georges-Pompidou, Beaubourg/Les Halles, Paris

Metro: Rambuteau

Catacombs of Paris Visitors Guide

Paris Catacombs

The Catacombs, which form a veritable labyrinth beneath the very heart of Paris, were created in the galleries of the former quarries whose stone was used to build the capital.

Situated twenty meters below ground, the Catacombs contains the remains of approximately six million Parisians, transferred there gradually between the late eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries as graveyards were being closed because of the risk they posed to public health. The first of these was the cimetière des Innocents graveyard in 1786 in what is now the district of Les Halle. In the long maze of dark galleries and narrow passages, visitors can see a tableau of death with bones arranged in a macabre display of high Romantic taste.

During the French Revolution, people were buried directly in the Catacombs, including members of the Swiss Guard killed in the storming of the Tuileries palace on 10 August 1792 and victims of the massacres in September 1792. The remains of victims of the guillotine transferred there from their original burial pits include Lavoisier (1743 – 1794), Madame Elisabeth (1764 – 1794), Camille and Lucile Desmoulins (1760 – 1794 and 1771 – 1794), Danton (1759 – 1794) and Robespierre (1758 – 1794).

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday (10:00 am to 5:00 pm), closed on Mondays. Admission: Adults (€8); Youth aged 13 to 26 (€4); free for children less than 13 years old; reduced fee (€6) for the elderly, unemployed and members of various French art & historical associations.

Where? Catacombs of Paris, 1, avenue of Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, Paris

Metro: Denfert-Rochereau

Bois de Vincennes Paris Visitor Guide

Bois de Vincennes Paris

Like Bois de Boulogne, this park was also a former hunting ground for French royalty. Within its grounds is the Château de Vincennes – which was once the largest of its kind in Europe. Built by the 14th century, various members of French royalty once resided there, and became a prison during the 18th century.

Paris Bois de Vincennes

By the middle of the 19th century, Napoleon III landscaped the park of Bois de Vincennes, helping to shape it in its current form. Nowadays, there is a little something for everyone. Families are drawn to the Parc Floral (a cross between a botanical garden and an amusement park) and the play areas located around the woods, cyclists enjoy the 17.5 km of tracks and explorer trails, horse riders enjoy the 19 km of tracks, and joggers enjoy the 32 km of car-free roads. There’s also a bird sanctuary (Bois des Oiseaux), a group of six theaters (La Cartoucherie), a racetrack (Hippodrome de Vincennes) and even a Buddhist temple inside the park.

Where? Bois de Vincennes (eastern part of Paris)

Metro: Porte-Dorée ot Château de Vincennes to arrive at Bois de Vincennes