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La Tour d'Argent (The Silver Tower) is a restaurant in Paris Francemarker that dates from 1582, and said to have been frequented by Henri IV.

Duck, especially the pressed duck, is the specialty (Canard à la presse, Caneton à la presse, Caneton Tour d'Argent). The restaurant has its own farm on which it raises its ducks. Diners ordering the duck receive a postcard with the serial number of the duck. The restaurant also has a wine cellar containing more than 450,000 bottles of wine, costing many millions of dollars. The wine cellar has to be guarded twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The dining room features an excellent view of the river Seinemarker and Notre Damemarker.

The restaurant is currently owned and operated by the Terrail family. André Terrail is owner and manager, having taken over from his father Claude who died in 2006, at the age of 88. Claude Terrail had been running the restaurant since inheriting it from his own father André in 1947. It has during recent years dropped from its 3-starred top position in the arbiter of fine dining, the Guide Michelin, to 2 stars in 1996, and to a more modest one star in 2006.

The restaurant served as inspiration for scenes in the Pixar movie Ratatouille, and has received an "unexpected boost" from the film.


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