Saturday, August 15, 2009

Keeping a Personal Promise

"My dream is to visit Paris -- especially the Tour Eiffel (1,056 feet high) and the Louvre. (Remember to make dinner reservations at Tour Eiffel well in advance!)"

My journal entry has been fulfilled. I have dinner reservations at the Julves Verne restaurant in the Eiffel Tower for September 14.

But why is the restaurant called The Jules Verne? Without even expecting to, I've made a Lit Linx! The restaurant is named for French author Julves Verne (1828 - 1905), known as one of the "Fathers of Science Fiction," along with author H. G. Wells. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Verne is the second most translated author in history, behind Agatha Christie

Verne is best known for his novels A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), From the Earth to the Moon (1865), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869–1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). He wrote about air, space and under water travel before they were possible.

Le Julves Verne was remodeled when world renowned chef Alain Ducasse took over in 2007. The restaurant is on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. However, the second floor is 410 feet up, providing diners with what many call "an unparalleled view of the grandeur that is Paris." This is where I will celebrate my birthday.

Alain Ducasse opens his Eiffel Tower Restaurant (YouTube :52)
Le nouveau Jules Verne (YouTube 3:10)

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