Gala dinner on the Eiffel tower - Gustave Eiffel Ballroom - Monday, July 12th 2010
This year, we have a special treat for you: the gala dinner, on Monday, July 12th, will be taking place on the first level of the Eiffel tower, in the Gustave Eiffel ballroom.
We will enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view from the first level, a splendid buffet dinner, and a relaxing Jazz band. We hope that everyone have a good time, in an friendly atmosphere. Casual attire is recommended.
This dinner is opened to everyone registered to the meeting, including guests (spouses, children, friends) as long as they have been registered. As the website did not allow to specify the number of guests, if you are bringing more than one guest, please email us as soon as possible to let us know how many you will be.
How to get there
To make the trip to the Eiffel tower as quick and painless as possible, we have arranged for special transportation by bus and private elevators.
It is therefore critical that everyone regroup in front of the meeting building at 5:30pm. We will personally escort those attending the meeting on Monday, but it is imperative that the guests who wish to join us meet us in front of the building and leave with the buses. (see map).
Everyone will be shuttled in small groups of about 50 people. Once at the foot of the Eiffel tower, we will be shown to a private elevator to take us to the Gustave Eiffel Ballroom. Two members of the organizing committee will be accompanying each group. They will be in charge of escorting everyone safely, but cannot keep an eye on each and everyone, so please stay with the group until you reach the ballroom.
Note that bags will be subjected to search. Suitcases larger that carry on bags will not be allowed.
On the first level
Once you’ve been safely taken to the first level of the Eiffel tower, you are free to enjoy the view as much as you like. The Gustave Eiffel ballroom is located between the North and East pillars, and signage will help you locate it through the crowd.
Throughout the night, you are free to come and go from the Gustave Eiffel ballroom, but you cannot take your drinks outside with you. Finally, for security reason, we ask that everyone, including guests, wear their meeting badge. Blank badges will be provided for guests.
At the end of the night
The Eiffel tower closes at midnight. We have not provided ways for you to go back to your hotel, but the Eiffel tower is well serviced with public transportation.
Here are a few ways to go back to the meeting area:
Take the RER C. The metro station "Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel" is located nearby. Take the RER line C direction "Juvisy-sur-Orge" and get off either at the station "Musée d’Orsay" or "Saint-Michel Notre-Dame". These stations are nearby many of the hotels. You can also transfer to the metro line 4 from "Saint-Michel Notre-Dame". The last train leave at 12:18am from the Eiffel tower.
Take the Bus 72. The bus stop "Pont d’Iena" is located on the other side of the Seine river, straight across from the Eiffel tower. Take the bus 72 direction "Hotel de Ville" and get off at "Quai François Mitterrand". This bus stop is located near the Louvre, just across the Seine river from the meeting building. The last bus leaves at 12:20am from "Pont d’Iena".
The simplest way might also be to share a cab!
If you need more information about public transportation, consider using the itinerary planner on the RATP website.