Here’s How to Skip the Lines and Have a Gourmet Four-course Meal Inside the Eiffel Tower For Under $200 (Video)
Travelers looking to see one of Paris’ most iconic attractions all while getting to skip the lines and enjoy a gourmet four-course meal can do so for under $200.
TripAdvisor offers the meal inside of the Eiffel Tower as part of its experiences segment, which includes more than 140,000 tours, activities, and attraction visits that often come with skip-the-line access and exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at thousands of locations across the globe.
The restaurant, which serves classic French cuisine, is lined with wall-to-wall glass to offer panoramic views of the Trocadero and the Palais de Chaillot, in addition to the metalwork of the tower itself lining the restaurant’s glass walls.
Inside, the restaurant has an open kitchen for diners who want to watch chefs preparing dishes for their meal.
Food selections range from appetizers like tomato with basil and goat cheese to starters like duck foie gras terrine with peach jelly and toasted brioche, and main courses like roasted leg of lamb with potatoes and eggplant caviar.
As part of the booking, diners can skip the entry lines for the attraction and head straight to their meal. Diners are requested to arrive 30 minutes before a reservation to pick up a priority elevator pass at the restaurant’s booth, after which they’ll skip to the front of the elevator line and head to the first-floor observation deck.
The recently-renovated first floor deck includes transparent floors and glass features to let visitors take in the views from about 187 feet above the ground. The first floor also includes immersive touch screen displays outlining the landmark's history and immersion shows that are projected onto three different walls.
From there, a hostess will lead diners to the restaurant, where they’ll be able to enjoy a glass of champagne to start the meal, which also includes a choice of red or white wine pairings.
The three-hour experience also includes magnificent views of monuments that are lit up in the evening to add an extra touch of romance to the meal, and playful dessert selections that, at times, incorporate the attraction into their design.
Diners are invited to enjoy the views after the meal on the first floor, with prices through TripAdvisor starting at around $183 per person. A reservation requires a minimum of two diners.