A few facts about the Eiffel Tower: it’s the tallest structure in Paris; the most-visited paid monument in the world; and nearly seven million people ascended the tower in 2011 when, a year earlier, the tower saw its 250 millionth visitor. One other fact: It’s one of the most amazing spots in Paris to have dinner. Enjoy a lavish, 4-course Gallic dinner and a glass of wine at 58 Tour Eiffel, located on the newly redesigned first floor, complete with an incredible transparent floor.
Skip the long lines at the Eiffel Tower and head straight up to the first floor, which has been newly spiffed up with a transparent floor and many digital touch screens telling the history of the monument. Collect your priority elevator tickets at the restaurant booth, located on the esplanade under the Eiffel Tower (between the north and east pillars, at least 15 minutes before your reservation). Take your seat inside 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant for your one-of-a-kind dining experience, discovering from the first bite why this acclaimed French restaurant won TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence every year since 2014. Dine on a gourmet 4-course meal with wine as you enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Champ de Mars, Les Invalides, Montparnasse Tower, Montmartre and the rest of the sparkling City of Lights. After dinner, linger on the first floor to discover some of the new features of the tower (installed on the 125th anniversary of the tower in Fall 2014) or sink in and take in the spectacular view.