The fine food is gourmet style and traditional French cuisine,
yet it surely is not easy for any chef to cook such fabulous contemporary French food when
being so high up and unable to cook with gas within the Eiffel
Tower, but somehow Ducasse manages this feat every time.
To get to the Jules Verne restaurant you must show
your reservation and then you are whisked up by private elevator to the dining room and
you could be booking many months in advance if you want to have a table next to one of the
windows, but in fact, the waiters try to keep out of the way as much as possible, so that
you can enjoy the view.
The table is yours for the night, but there are only 120 places available and there is
always a waiting list, so you do need to plan well ahead and reserve your places, which
has to be done by fax or telephone.
As you can no doubt imagine, this is definitely not one of the cheapest places to eat out in Paris, but the views of the city
are remarkable, especially during the evening when it becomes a very romantic setting with
lights dimmed so as not to distract from the awe-inspiring view of Paris itself.
Restaurant Guide Key Points
Reservations must be made and usually months in advance, especially if you wish to have a
Le Jules Verne is open seven days a week for lunch between 12.15pm and 1.30pm, then dinner
is available from 6.30pm through to 10pm
There are some set menus, for example the three course lunch menu is around 75, a
five course dinner menu is around 155 and the seven course dinner menu is around
There is a fantastic wine list with an excellent selection to choose from, and some are
even under 40, but why skimp on the drinks when you are splashing out on the
The dress code is smart with Jackets and dressy. It is most definitely a place where
you dress for the occasion.
Please do remember that you must have your reservation with you in order to skip the
queues for the Eiffel Tower itself and take the private elevator to the Jules Verne
Address & Contact Details:
Le Jules Verne
Pilier Sud Deuxième etage (South Pillar, Floor 2)
Avenue Gustave Eiffel
Champ de Mars
Telephone: 1 45 55 61 44
Fax: 1 47 04 29 41