Jules Verne

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© Matt Aletti
South-west Paris

You have to have courage to take on an icon like the Eiffel Tower, but superchef and entrepreneur Alain Ducasse has done just that in taking over the Jules Verne, perched in its spectacular eyrie above the city. He has transformed the cuisine and brought in his favourite designer, Patrick Jouin. Meanwhile, Ducasse protégé Pascal Féraud updates French classics, combining all the grand ingredients you'd expect with light, modern textures and sauces. Try dishes like lamb with artichokes, turbot with champagne zabaglione, and a fabulous ruby grapefruit soufflé. Reserve well ahead, and come for lunch if you want to make the most of the views.

Venue name: Jules Verne
Contact:
Address: Pilier Sud de la Tour Eiffel
7e
Paris

Opening hours: 12.15-1.30pm, 7-9.30pm daily
Transport: Mettro: Bir Hakeim or Tour Eiffel/RER
Price: Main courses €75. Prix fixe Lunch €88 (Mon-Fri), €165 (Sat, Sun), €210 (Sat, Sun). Dinner €210, €310
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