PARIS - Nice terraces in Paris
The Guide Eat In Paris has selected more than 30 beautiful terraces for your convenience :
1/The incontrovertible ones
*Le Saut du Loup : Truly a great and beautiful terrace which is ideally located in the garden of the Louvre. It has already been open a year, but has had a laborious climb towards its present reputable status.
*La Gare : Nobody seems to recommend this restaurant any longer, despite its earlier success 5 years ago. This small tranquil terrace, found in a niche in the quarter of La Muette, is pure enjoyment.
*Le Café de l'Homme : Situated in Trocadero square with its untouchable view of Paris and the Eiffel tower, this is a good place to have a drink. The restaurant itself has improved since its beginning thanks to a new direction.
*Le Palais de Tokyo : The terrace at Tokyo Eat is an incontestable address with prices whice are very affordable and an exceptional view of the Eiffel tower and the Seine. The museum is open daily until midnight.
*La Terrasse Mirabeau : A family restaurant perfect for the inhabitants of the south of the 16th quarter and neighbouring areas.
*La Closerie des Lilas : An establishment with a very professional welcome. One goes here to eat well, observe, and be seen. Service and quality can be irregular but don't hesitate to relate a problem - it will be acknowledged sympathetically.
*Chez Livio : An institution in Neuilly - the interior has just undergone a make-over which is very successful.
*Le Café de la Jatte : A very beautiful and large terrace which is very popular on sunny days. In winter, the grand dining room is definitely worth a detour.
*Le Petit Poucet : With its numerous terraces on the water's edge, a good clientele of all ages, sometimes including young elegant ladies.
*Le Diapason terrasse : On the roof of the Terrass hotel, this restaurant offers an unbeatable view of Paris.
*La Guirlande de Julie : A restaurant which is always packed due to the beauty of the Vosges square, which is frequented by tourists and locals alike. The food is excellent and prices reflect carefully upon the quality rendered.
2/ Surrounded by greenery
A few small corners of paradise in parks or gardens.
*Le Châlet des îles : ideal for couples, this terrace is located on an island in the principal lake of the Boulogne forest which can be accessed by a small ferry. The food is very satisfying and afterwards customers can take a stroll around the island with its various fauna, including rabbits and peacocks.
*Le Bagatelle : In the Boulogne forest, this restaurant with its numerous dining rooms and, especially its magnificent terrace in the heart of nature, proposes a carefully devised menu. It is necessary to reserve for lunch and dinner.
*Le Transversal : In a very pleasant setting in the museum of contemporary art "MAC/ VAL" in the suburb of Val de Marne, this restaurant gratified us with its simplicity and reasonable prices.
*Le Châlet de l'Oasis : A new restaurant in Saint Cloud park, you can enjoy lunch, an aperitif or dinner in plain countryside just 10 minutes from Paris. Sun is guaranteed throughout the day.
3/ Unusual terraces
*Batofar : In a relaxed atmosphere which welcomes children, this restaurant serves good bites and has lively music.
*café des Lettres : being translated.
* No Stress Café : A large terrace in a charming little square in the heart of the 9th with reasonable prices. This one is perfect for a drink or dinner in a pleasant unpretentious atmosphere.
*L'Estaminet d'Arôme et Cépages : A wine bar and restaurant with a terrace in the centre of the Market of Red Children (the oldest market in Paris). An original place open from Tuesday to Wednesday.
*Le Bon Pécheur : A nice terrace which is friendly and not expensive.
*Le Point Ephémère : A moment of relaxation with this terrace on the edge of Saint Martin's canal - the terrace is only half open, which is a pity! However there is a large selection of diverse dishes and a good culinary level which is neither fanciful nor excessive. The only weak point was a slight delay whilst waiting to place our order.
4/ Prestigious and gastronomic terraces
*Fouquet's : A hot venue in Paris, numerous terraces are available running along the Champs Elysées and George V avenues. The clientèle primarily consists of the media, business, political and show-biz worlds. It is very pleasant in good weather - from morning for breakfast to evening for an aperitif or dinner. Service is polite but sometimes slow.
*Pavilion de l'Elysée : Located in the Champs Elysées gardens, this restaurant has a good standard of service and the food is exceptional.
*Ledoyen : Like in the good old days, gastronomy and a beautiful setting make this an outstanding establishment.