General Travel News

Eiffel Tower furniture to be auctioned in September

Fancy a piece of the Eiffel Tower for the dining room? Furniture once used in the Paris landmark’s high-end eatery the Jules Verne will go under the hammer in September, auctioneers said on Wednesday.

The Jules Verne’s modernist black-and-white decor hosted fine diners from around the world on the second floor of the landmark tourist site from 1983 to 2007, when the restaurant was taken over by top chef Alain Ducasse.

The sale on September 27 at Paris’s Drouot-Montmartre auction house will feature black-and-white porcelain crockery, wheeled steel-frame chairs and a black lacquered grand piano among its dozens of lots.

Design buffs will also have a chance to bid for the complete former furnishings of the Eiffel Tower‘s brasserie, Altitude 95, named for its height above sea level.

More General Travel News
Germany promoting family vacation, luxurious shopping and medical tourism
Exhibitors from 150 countries and 65 national pavilions expected at Arabian Travel Market Dubai
Discover Russia this summer
Latest Travel News
Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge on display ...
Etihad’s heavyweight promotion at Arabia...
Emirates cuts flights to the United Stat...
Featured Sights To See
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Christchurch, New Zealand

The most extensive collection of kiwi birds is found at the Willowbank reserve in Christchurch. On a much smaller scale than the Onara, the Williowbank breeds most of the local animal population of the country especially kiwis. Extended tours for kiwi life and breeding are arranged for tourists who are allowed to play, feed and pet the birds as well. Multiple school programs and skits are also arr...

The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum

Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Natural History Museum is famous for displaying Sri Lanka's flora and fauna in dioramas. Closed Fridays and all public holidays. 9AM-5PM. Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 7. Phone: 0094112 691399. ...

Seif Palace

Seif Palace

Kuwait, Kuwait

Officially known as the Amiri Diwan or "Al-Diwan Al-Amiri", Seif Palace is recognized as an emblem of Kuwait’s sovereignty. Al Seif Palace showcases a lot of the Islamic architectural culture and heritage, with the use of elaborate arches and traditional arabesque. The whole structure was constructed with locally available material and still stands strong today, despite the war and exten...

Soneva Gili Resort

Soneva Gili Resort

Maldives, Maldives

Soneva Gili & Spa is a one of a kind resort, describing it would be like describing a painting. The whole resort is set on turquoise blue water, consisting only of water villas, on the private tropical island of Lankanfushi. This island is located in Male' Atoll, which is one of 19 atolls that stretch over 800 kilometres through the Indian Ocean. Soneva Gili is only 20 minutes away by boat from Ma...