Fine Dining with a Fine View: Ciel de Paris Opens in the City of Light
When you're walking through the streets of Paris, your view of the stunning skyline will always include the massive Montparnasse Tower, which climbs to heights of 689 feet.2015-12-28
When you're walking through the streets of Paris, your view of the stunning skyline will always include the massive Montparnasse Tower, which climbs to heights of 689 feet. This skyscraper was the tallest structure in the City of Light until 2011, when it was surpassed by the 758-foot-tall Tour First. Its presence is still rather imposing, and while you're staying at villas in France, you'll undoubtedly want to take the elevator to the top floor to treat yourself to one of the most spectacular views of Paris.
Why not complement your view with the smells and tastes of Ciel de Paris? This gourmet restaurant is perched on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower and recently revamped its interior and menu.
True to Parisian flair and design, the new interior of Ciel de Paris is sleek and futuristic. The ceiling lights are circular shapes of different sizes, and look almost like a bubbling glass of champagne. All of the dining tables have a view of the city, no matter how far into the restaurant you and that special someone are, so you won't have to crane your neck to see the Eiffel Tower.
Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance is the mastermind behind the new design, and used influences from the organic and flexible nature of Parisian streets to come up with his fluid interior. You'll feel like you've stepped into a scene from a Sci-Fi film.
The entire restaurant is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows so diners can watch the city unfold before them as they feast on some of the best fare in Paris.
Gourmet Without Pretense
Unlike some fine dining establishments in Paris that charge a month's paycheck for a meal, the dishes at Ciel de Paris aren't exorbitantly priced. While sipping a glass of champagne, you can try escargot with pig's feet or, of course, take in a spoonful of decadent caviar. If you're looking for something a little more appealing to your wallet, you can order the juicy lamb dish or even a vegetarian platter. As with any Parisian meal, you simply must order dessert, and the pastry chef at Ciel de Paris definitely aims to please with the cheese platter as well as the housemade ice cream and sorbet.