Today it was my treat for John to thank him for all his hours of research on our canal holiday which begins this Friday.
So, as he has a great admiration for good old Alexandre Gustav Eiffel, the Jules Verne restaurant on the second level of the Eiffel Tower seemed the obvious choice !
In fact, even I was a bit emotional when we entered what felt like a beautiful serene bubble in the sky ...
10,000 tons of it and 2,500,000 rivets and 50 tons of paint and ....
His sarcophagus holds six concentric coffins which are made of different materials, such as ebony, mahogany, oak and fit inside each other - a bit like a Russian babushka doll.
The gold on the stunning dome is real and requires actual goldsmiths to carry out any repairs!
Braize explained how that had to be thrown up, hot (!) and banged in to place in the holes that had been prepared in the workshop - amazing stuff.