Video. The Eiffel Tower made of matches from the Guiness book in the middle of a restaurant in Angoulême, discover the montage of the work

Video. The Eiffel Tower made of matches from the Guiness book in the middle of a restaurant in Angoulême, discover the montage of the work
Video. The Eiffel Tower made of matches from the Guiness book in the middle of a restaurant in Angoulême, discover the montage of the work

Chisristophe Gadrat loves XXL decor. This time, it is not a 9.50m Christmas tree, but the 7.19m Eiffel Tower that he will display in the middle of his Lion Rouge restaurant, Place Louvel, in Angoulême, until July 13 . And not…

Chisristophe Gadrat loves XXL decor. This time, it is not a 9.50m Christmas tree, but the 7.19m Eiffel Tower that he will display in the middle of his Lion Rouge restaurant, Place Louvel, in Angoulême, until July 13 . And not just any Eiffel Tower, that of Saintais Richard Plaud, who hit the headlines last January.

First refused by the judges of the “Guinness World Records”, the Eiffel Tower was finally authorized to appear in the famous book of records, two weeks later.

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1000 euros to buy the matches and 400 euros for the glue

A relief for Richard Plaud. “I’ve dreamed of being in this book since I was nine years old. » Mission accomplished at 48 years old. Its Eiffel Tower will even be exhibited in Paris at the Beaugrenelle shopping center from July 19 to August 12. And therefore in preview in Angoulême from Tuesday, the day of the opening in the presence of its creator, who arrived on Sunday with his Eiffel Tower in spare parts carefully stored in seven wooden crates.


At night, the matchstick Eiffel Tower lights up.

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It took him around ten hours to assemble the 402 pieces. To respond to Christophe Gadrat’s request, Monsieur Pignon bis added lighting inside. “Like the real Eiffel Tower. » Enough to highlight the 706,900 matches necessary for its construction. “It cost me 1000 euros to buy the matches in a factory in Oise and 400 euros for the glue. »

To accompany this event which echoes the Olympic Games, the restaurateur asked the artist Audrey Sedano to exhibit her series of drawings “Paris in Gold” in the restaurant. The pastry chef Gallon made a chocolate dessert: the Paris-Angoulême.

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