Restaurant La Tour d'Argent avec baie vitrée et vue sur la Seine et Notre-Dame, Paris

La Tour d'Argent

Overlooking the Seine, opposite the Ile Saint-Louis, the prestigious restaurant La Tour d'Argent has just reopened after several months of intensive renovation.

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It was in the 16th century that the first inn opened its doors at its current address at 15 quai de la Tournelle, a stone's throw from Notre Dame. Since then, the Tour d'Argent has maintained its reputation for fine dining and its famous signature dish, duck in blood.

Stone with a silvery sheen

On the banks of the Seine, an inn was opened in 1582, adjacent to the Château de la Tournelle, built of silvery stone. This was the birth of the Hostellerie de la Tour d'Argent, which has seen all the world’s luminaries pass through over the centuries: Mme de Sévigné, Tsar Alexander III, the King of Prussia, Bismarck and many others.

André Terrail bought the Tour d'Argent in 1911, and gave it its present appearance by raising the building in 1936. The restaurant was installed on the 6th floor, thus enjoying an unrestricted view of the Seine. A family business for three generations, the Tour d'Argent is now run by André Terrail, his grandson.

Reopening in 2023

More than a year after its closure for major renovation, the Tour d'Argent reopen its doors, responding to a double challenge: preserving the richness of its heritage while bringing its practice into the 21st century.
Fans can rest assured that they will find all the fundamentals of the restaurant: the sumptuous wine cellar, the duck theatre, the exemplary service in the dining room and the cuisine of Chef Yannick Franques. Since his arrival at the Tour d'Argent in 2019, this Best Worker of France (MOF) reinterprets the great culinary classics with elegance and brio.

Around the Tour d'Argent

You can enjoy the excellence of the Tour d'Argent in three other establishments. At 19 quai de la Tournelle, you will find the Rôtisserie d'Argent a typical Parisian bistro where the dishes are cooked to the rhythm of the spit. At number 13, La Petite Épicerie de la Tour offers exceptional products that highlight the expertise of French artisans.
A few metres away, in the rue du Cardinal Lemoine, Le Boulanger de la Tour makes organic breads, pure butter viennoiseries and pastries, such as the famous Tour d'Argent chocolate eclairs.

As soon as this historic Parisian restaurant — the flagship of French culinary arts in the Paris Region — reopens, lovers of good food will be able to enjoy the great classics and the new recipes on the menu.

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19 Quai de la Tournelle
75005 Paris 5ème

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    75005 Paris 5ème

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