Monday, October 5, 2009
Monday is 'Missing Paris Day'~ Tour d'Argent
The Tour d'Argent has been serving Parisians and tourists for over 400 years. Beginning in 1582, it served the likes of Henry IV, the court of Louis XIV, the Duke of Richelieu and Madame de Sevigne. Alexander Dumas used the site in one of his books.
While no longer considered "The Best" Paris dining experience, it is still considered one of the best views with a meal, looking out on the Seine and Notre Dame. And the ducks are still numbered, now having served over one million!
This gastronomic museum, situated on the rez de chausee, is filled with exhibits and memorabilia regarding the history of French food as well as of the many famous patrons of the restaurant and inn. It also serves aperitifs before the meal.
Some friends asked recently what fine dining restaurant they should try for a one-time experience while in Paris later this month. This might be the one.
Anyone have any other suggestions? Le Procope? The Jules Verne? Would love your input.
15 Quai de la Tournelle
Metro: St. Michel