Paris- Eiffel Tower Day
“Champagne is one of the elegant extras in life.”
Today we enjoyed an unobstructed view of Paris and an effervescent moment at a dizzying height at the Champagne Bar, located at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
The weather has been wonderful- sunny and in the 50's- although a bit blustery... Didn't stop us though!
The Eiffel Tower has some pretty fun social media filters for sure! In this case, I do believe Chef Jason wears the 'stache MUCH better than I do, lol. Note, however, that the beret's are real and came home with us as souvenirs.
It was a beautiful day... and this view never gets old! What I love about the paint job is that the "gold" hue makes the metal look so alive- especially at night. Take a look at the last photo, however, and see the "real" color isn't gold at all- it's a mushroomy brown that plays with the light.
Fun fact... it gets a new coat of paint every 7 years. The paint wears off with time and rain, so it has to be redone to guarantee continued protection. For this reason, the Tower has been repainted on average every seven years, according to a cycle laid out by Gustave Eiffel himself. Its color has varied over the years, from reddish-brown (1889) to ochre-brown (1892), a variation of 5 shades of yellow over its total height (1899), yellow-brown (1907 to 1947), reddish-brown (1954-1961) and since 1968, an “Eiffel Tower brown” of three different tones.
The champagne bar at the tippy top pours one of France's best- Moet. For this special occasion on Valentine's Day, we splurged on the Rose and enjoyed every single bubble!
We had the good fortune to sit next to this amazing couple, Lorraine & Eddie at our dinner at Jules Verne (post upcoming!). They're from the UK and wound up becoming fast friends as they love travel, food and great trips as much as we do. You never know WHO you'll meet or where and I look forward to more of our adventures to come!

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