Jules Verne et La Tour Eiffel

Place de la Concorde

First full day in Paris and what a day!  It started by raining just a little – just enough to get the streets wet and to muggy up the weather…. boy was it hot and muggy!  The temperature was 85 degrees, it felt like 90 and the humidity was oppressive.  But hey…. it’s Paris so it can’t be too bad, right?

We had 12:30 reservations at Jules Verne on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower.  We wore jackets so that we looked the part and took Metro to the nearest station – still a hefty 30 minute walk in the noon day sun.  But what a treat!  The experience was truly amazing and lived up to every expectation I had imagined.  I’ve included a small gallery of everything we ate:

First a glass of champagne – bien sur!

A little Amuse Bouche 0f orange, salmon and a little asparagus

A starter of veal layers in an aspic sauce

John Dory over a bed of shaved fennel and tomatoes

A raspberry/chocolate square

A side order of macaroons a la Jules Verne

Amuse Bouche

Veal Layers in Aspic

John Dory

Raspberry/Chocolate Square




Here’s a picture of the place setting and the marvelous butter they serve with the logo on top:
















A special note to Adrienne:  Yes, we have eaten a lot but remember this blog is about food and other things as well – you’re going to see a lot of food.


Special note to Anette:  here is the watercolor we found for you along the Seine…. oops, what no Eiffel Tower… c’est dommage!


Selected exclusively for Anette


And now just a few pics to capture the rest of the day.  Gotta get some sleep because we’re catching an early train to London.  A bientot!

Hey Rich! Do you know where the Eiffel Tower is???


Same shot with Marc

Notre Dame

Nightime look towards the Place de la Concorde








2 Responses

  1. Emil and Raya

    We can’t stand it! We’ve booked a flight to Paris, arriving just in time to catch the train with you to London! Loved the night shot looking down at the Place de la Concorde. Loved the place setting at Jules Verne, but can’t figure out the upside down structured plate. You’ll have to tell us the significance if you decide to come home from Paris. The food looks divine…what a treat the two of you had. Mom loves the watercolor and has a smile from ear to ear on her face. I think I heard her even laugh! Now you’re off to Olympic fever in London. We land at 7:25 a.m. Paris…don’t leave without us, we’re on our way!

    June 28, 2012 at 10:27 pm

  2. Camille

    Wow Marc! Those shots are incredible and the food, even more so! I’m already drooling at the amuse bouche. 🙂

    As I go through my day with meetings and such, when time permits, I peruse your blog and even for a few minutes, I can live vicariously through you!

    Keep enjoying yourselves!!

    June 29, 2012 at 10:14 am

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