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2 questions: Luch@Eiffel and clothing

I've read about the 36E prefix menu.
I tried making a resrvation for sunday Aug 31 with
Trocadero view but they said they can only garantee the view with the Premium menu which is 120E.
So at this point I'm not sure if I still want to do the 36E seat anywhere and I'm not sure I want to give them my credit card #.
1. So my question is: What are the chances (if I decide to go with no reservation) and being able to get any seat that day for the 36E??? Has anyone done it?

Question 2: Do I need a light sweater or jacket while I'm in europe from Aug 25 to Sep 9? I'll be London, Paris, Venice and Milano


Posted by
12193 posts

On question number 2, yes to both. You will probably have nice weather but it can rain anytime anywhere. Don't bring a lined jacket, bring a rain shell that can be rolled up and put in your daypack. A sweater or lightweight fleece to layer with a shirt or t-shirt will probably be plenty for cooler nights and mornings. If it gets really cold, go to a department store for extra warm stuff. London has the ability to get really cold any time of year.

Posted by
506 posts

Regarding the reservation -

The high travel season is not really considered to be over until after Labor Day when the Americans all head home from Europe.

The seating is always at a premium - but my thought is you have options beyond the Eiffel Tower for a beautiful view (of the Eiffel Tower as well) in Paris should you not be able to obtain seating.

A few examples:

Cafe de l'Homme - at Trocadero - looking directly across at the Eiffel Tower with terrace seating. Next to the Musee de l'Homme.
17 Place du Trocadéro, Musée de l'Homme - Paris XVIe - Tel : +00 33 (0)1 44 05 30 15 - note reservations here too will NOT require a credit card online,0,0.htm

Restaurant Georges - Centre George Pompidou -
On Level 6, Restaurant Georges has some of the finest panoramic views of Paris. The work of Dominique Jacob and Brendan McFarlane, its architecture conforms to the centre's novel structure and is decorated with contoured aluminium sheeting.

To book a table :
Telephone: +33 (0)1 44 78 47 99
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 78 48 93

Question 2 - I am wearing light jackets daily. The autumn temperatures have begun as of last week. The air is chilling at night and I have seen a few leaves falling throughout town. The mornings and evenings are cool, while mid-day can be quite lovely. We are have rain every few days or so - so plan for evenings in the mid to lower 50s and days in low 70s.

Posted by
102 posts

Thanks for your valuable suggestions. I love always having more than 1 option. Cafe de l'Homme sounds like it would be my next choice.
As for the clothing I'm glad I ask since I was not planning to bring any sweaters or I know and I will be prepared.

Posted by
506 posts

Especially with your Floridian skin - you will appreciate a sweater and light jacket.

Another crazy trick is that the Metros are always warm.... they don't have air conditioning (unlike Disney World) but they do have heat. :o)

weather until next monday is showing mid to upper 70s but the evenings still in the upper 50s to low 60s.

I wish you a great trip.

Posted by
102 posts

Jona, what do you suggest from the Cafe de l'Homme menu? Do they have pre-fix lunch menu?