We're in Paris for a long weekend, arriving on a Friday morning flight that is scheduled to land at 8 am. My husband has never been to Paris, so a trip up the Eiffel Tower at some point in the weekend will be required. I thought I would try to take advantage of the lunch menu at the Jules Verne and kill two birds with one stone (a Ducasse resto and the Tour - check and check) but the catch - because of schedule - is that it would have to be Friday - just after we arrive.
I realize there are a lot of variables here - will flight be on time, how well will we have slept, how horrible will I look after the flight, etc. The sensible voice is saying "no way - just go up the Tower with the rest of the hordes on Saturday, after a good night's sleep." But some other not-at-all sensible voice (who gets louder and louder the more I plan this trip) is saying "what the heck - start of the trip with a bang and a good meal!"
Anyone care to weigh in with advice? Is it impossible to get from CDG to our hotel in the 6eme and over to Champs de Mars by 1:30 pm? (Barring flight delays, I don't think so, but I'm bad at guessing these things). I know that the restaurant has a private elevator & entrace, but would we still be able to get to the observation deck to look around? (Or would I have to go back up anyway so that he can get the full 360?)
80 euros each for Ducasse plus the view just seems like a deal worth suffering a bit for, but I don't want to start us off with "mission impossible".