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Last updated: 28 May, 2023
Expert travel writer: Anna Brooke

Michelin-starred chef Frederic Anton is continuing former (super)chef Alain Ducasse’s success in turning Paris’s most famous monument into a gastronomic destination, with a spectacular setting on the second level of the Eiffel Tower.

Dishes such as langoustine ravioli with beetroot jelly are light, modern and imaginative, and Aline Asmar Amman’s sophisticated space capsule design provides a perfect setting for admiring what’s on your plate while also ogling the view. Entry is via the private lift on the South Pillar (Pilier Sud).

It’s not cheap, but for a special treat on your trip, this is surely hard to beat. Where else can you dine in a world-famous monument, admiring views over the world’s most romantic city?


Price from: £120
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 12+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

Reserve online a few weeks in advance – it does get booked up. Although the tourists below may all be milling around in shorts and T-shirts, this is definitely an haute cuisine occasion to dress up for.

When to do it

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner all year round, seven days a week. Dinners are especially atmospheric, when the city lights up and the tower sparkles with thousands of lightbulbs for 10 minutes every hour.

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Ile-de-France, France

Aerial view of Paris with the Eiffel Tower in frame against a beautiful golden sunset

Crammed with iconic buildings, world-class art and a culinary scene steeped in history, Paris is one of the world’s great capitals, overflowing with style, romance, and art de vivre.