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Paris view from Jules Verne

Paris restaurants with a view are in high demand. A few restaurants combine great French food with a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower, the 1889 steel tower, or Notre-Dame, the 13th century Cathedral, the two iconic monuments in the city. The Eiffel Tower has two restaurants. A dinner cruise is a good option. Book in advance. The top 30 restaurants in Paris.

Paris restaurants with a view of the Eiffel Tower

Ciel de Paris, at the top of Tour Montparnasse, the second tallest building in Paris, has the best view. Les Ombres on the roof of Quai Branly Museum is very close to the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy its open air terrace when the weather is good. Maison Blanche provides a good view from its terrace. Consider the magical dinner cruise as the Eiffel Tower is on the river banks.

Dinner cruise with Eiffel Tower view

Looking for a famous restaurant in the city with a view of the river and the Eiffel Tower. Select the Seine dinner cruise.

At 72 euros, (child 3-11 years old: 35 euros), you enjoy a great French dinner and the best view of the City of Lights, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame and the Louvre. For dinner, the chef offers a menu with an assortment of starters, a main course and a selection of desserts. A selection of French wines is suggested on board. Sample of menu. First course: Scallops in the shell, fresh bean sprouts or Tartare style lightly cooked beef or Snail pie with cream cheese, sundried tomato. Main courses: braised chicken leg, purple potatoes and yellow carrots, mixed herb sauce or Cod loin fillet with seaweed cream, pea and dried tomato risotto. Desserts: Passion fruit eclair, spicy ginger cracker or Coconut milk quinoa pudding, red fruit coulis.

Everynight except July 14, December 24, 25 and 31, February 14 and special events. Departure: 9.15pm.

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Most cruises pass alongside the Eiffel Tower
Most dinner cruises pass alongside the Eiffel Tower

Restaurant with Eiffel Tower view

At 200 meters from the ground, Le Ciel de Paris is the highest restaurant in the city with unique views of the Eiffel Tower. Lunch or dinner at Ciel de Paris is a great experience which souvenir will stay in your memory for a long time.

The Montparnasse Tower is one of the most significant testimonies of the 1970ies. Built in 1973 on the site of the old Montparnasse train station, it stands its 58 floors in the heart of the Rive Gauche, as the overall redevelopment highlight of the sector in line with the axis created by La Defense, the Palais de Chaillot and the Eiffel Tower. Ciel de Paris pictures.

Quality restaurant. Set lunch menus (Starter - Main Course or Main Course - Dessert) start at 30 euros for lunch.

Tour Maine Montparnasse, 33 avenue du Maine 75015 Paris. Metro: Montparnasse station. Paris map.

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Ciel de Paris is the highest restaurant in town
Ciel de Paris is the highest restaurant in town

Restaurant near Eiffel Tower

Les Ombres is probably the restaurant in town with the most impressive view of the Eiffel Tower. Les Ombres is the restaurant on top of Quai Branly Museum, the spectacular museum of primitive arts on the Seine river banks designed by Pritzker Price winner Jean Nouvel. The Eiffel Tower literally soars over Les Ombres, an elegant, fashionable glass-and-iron place liked by both Parisians and visitors.

The inventive cuisine prepared by chef Jean-François Oyon is inspired by dishes from all over the world and there is a generous wine cellar. Stick to set menu (32 euros for lunch, 71 euros for dinner) and entry wine. The terrace, when the weather is good, and the view are extraordinary.

There is the possibility to head to the newly opened terrace lounge bar, which offers a range of cocktails and nibbles to consume sitted on confortable sofas.

27 quai Branly 75007 Paris. Metro: Iena, Alma Marceau. Map.

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Les Ombres is right under the Eiffel Tower
Les Ombres is right under the Eiffel Tower

Terrace and Eiffel Tower view

Opened in 1913, the Théatre des Champs Elysées is one of the most beautiful and exclusive concert venues in Paris. The remarkable building has been designed by architects Henry Van de Velde and Auguste Perret and was the first construction to be made entirely out of reinforced concrete.

A panoramic restaurant, the Maison Blanche, has been added on the roof, providing a commanding view of the Eiffel Tower. After several years in renowned institutions around the world, chef Fabrice Giraud settled in the kitchen of Maison Blanche in 2015. Influenced by Mediterranean flavors of his childhood and his many travels, he imagines day after day a seasonal cook according to the market arrivals. His Pastry Chef Paul Donore is in the walls since many years. Ask for the terrace with view of Eiffel Tower. 59 euro three course set menu for lunch.

15 avenue Montaigne 75008. Metro: Alma Marceau. Map.

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Maison Blanche restaurant is near Champs Elysee
Maison Blanche restaurant is near Champs Elysees

Eiffel Tower restaurants

The Eiffel Tower is by far the highest building in the city. Its two restaurants provide an incredible view over Paris. The Jules Verne is one of the most spectacular restaurants in the world. The 58 Tour Eiffel on the first floor is closed for renovation.

Jules Verne restaurant

The Jules Verne is on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower at 125 meters. Having lunch or dinner there is of course a breathtaking experience. Taking the private lift up to the second level is unique. Many tables have a superb view and they should be booked three months in advance. This has a price and the quality of the food was not up to that price level.

Managed from 2007 to 2017 by 3 star cook Alain Ducasse, the restaurant is from now on managed by Fréderic Anton.

Fréderic Anton is famous for the 3 star of Pré Catelan, his restaurant in Bois de Boulogne. The lunch set menu is at 105 euros from Monday to Friday excluding public holidays, a resonable price for the quality and the setting.

Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars 75007 Paris. Metro: Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel on RER C, Bir Hakeim on line 6. Paris map

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Jules Verne restaurant is a spectacular experience
Jules Verne restaurant is a spectacular experience

Jules Verne lunch review

The famous Jules Verne restaurant is located on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. After several months of work, the restaurant reopened in July 2019. It was taken over by chef Frederic Anton. We had lunch there in August 2019. The decor is resolutely modern with its metallic shades evoking the famous monument which hosts it. However, it can almost seem a bit bleak.

On the contrary, the cooking is perfect: distinguished, aesthetic and delicious. Different menus are proposed, with varied choice that always prove to be surprising and delicate. The roast duck with small chanterelles is particularly succulent. The service is also very good, with a considerate, passionate and connoisseur staff.

Jules Verne remains a unique restaurant in Paris, both for its spectacular position as for its excellent cuisine and service. Do not forget to book in advance, especially in order to have the best view !

Lunch at Jules Verne restaurant
Lunch at Jules Verne restaurant

Restaurants with view of Notre-Dame

Notre-Dame is one of the most beautiful monuments in town. Its illuminations at night are great. Three restaurants provide a good view of Notre-Dame. The very high end and spectacular La Tour d'Argent overlooks the Seine River, Notre-Dame and Ile Saint-Louis. It has one of the best views in Paris. Zyriab, a Lebanese restaurant in the Arab World Institute, has a view too from its terrace. Le Flore en l'Ile in Ile Saint Louis has a quiet terrace and a beautiful view of Notre-Dame. Book in advance one of the tables with view inside. It serves good French food at affordable prices, but is often crowded.

La Tour d'Argent restaurant

La Tour d’Argent is one of the most famous restaurants in the world and the setting for scenes in the movie Ratatouille.

A restaurant of that name was there in 1780. The Terrail family bought the restaurant in 1912 and still runs it. La Tour d'Argent is on the fifth floor of a fine corner building on the river left bank. The dining room is glorious, looking out over the Seine and the skyline of Paris, with Notre-Dame Cathedral nearby. The view is one of the finest of any restaurant in the world. The wine list here is legendary, offering over 15,000 wines selections from a cellar of 450,000 bottles. Choose 105 euro set menu for lunch.

15 quai de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris. Metro: Maubert Mutualite. Map.

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La Tour d'Argent is a Paris' institution
La Tour d'Argent is a Paris' institution

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