FRANCE 24, THE 24-hour news channel that broadcasts in both French and English has a special behind-the-scenes look at the famous restaurant Tour d'Argent up on their website at the moment. With spectacular views and a world-famous wine list, Tour d'Argent has been a hot spot since the mid 16th century. The audio slideshow on the France 24 website includes an interesting interview with chef Laurent Delarbre.
18 months ago while in Paris for meetings, I tried to get in to the restaurant as a single diner with no reservation. I didn't get in -- but I did take this photo of the nice gentleman who laughed in my face when I asked if I could get a table-for-one overlooking the Notre Dame.