Terraces

This peaceful ans secret place, in the shade of the trees and the walls of the old Les Récollets convent, is hiden a few steps from the busy and noisy Gare de l'Est. The beautiful building is now housing the Maison de l'Architecture and an international center for foreign researchers and artists. Therefore, the café is sometimes closed for special events linked with thoses activities.Last minute update: the name has changed as well as the owners, but the place is always worth it! You can have …

Even though the tables and chairs could easily and with no regret be changed for something looking less cheap, the place is great! The view over the roofs of Paris is superb, and you can rest after shopping in the Printemps Department Store (or in the other muiltiple shops of the area), in front of a drink or an affordable but good canteen type meal (self-service)!

Open from monday to saturday from 9.35 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

It's also better to know in advance that the toilets are at the fourth floor!

At the end of a short slopy dead end, so close to the Place du Tertre, the beating earth of the touristy Montmartre, you'll find this peacefull bar-restaurant with a nice terrace. They serve good cocktails (5,50 euros for one during the Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.), and nice plates of food, with a smile on top! (You always have to tick this one in France, because it's not all the time in the menu!).19 euros for appetizer and main dish or main dish and dessert. 24 euros for a 3 course …

This place is a Salon-de-Thé-Restaurant, meaning that you can go in the afternoon just for a mint tea and delicious arabic sweet pastries, or for a proper North African meal (couscous, tagine...). In that case, you'll have to be patient, because it can be quite full, and the service quite slow...The inside is decorated with a tipically oriental warm and cosy taste, and the terrace is fresh and shady for the summer days (and heated in the colder days!).Restaurant open from 12.00 a.m. to 2.00 …

Just next to the busy Place de la Bastille, protected from the noise and the site of the cars, here is the Port de l'Arsenal, a yaching harbour, and the Café-restaurant with a pleasant view over it, Le Grand Bleu. The inside room has been recently renewed, and two terraces (the restaurant and the bar-café one) are waiting for you! You can have a lunch "formule" (appetizer and main dish, or main dish and dessert) for 14,50 euros, from monday to friday; and a glass of wine from …

This restaurant has a very pleasant terrace in the Palais Royal gardens, away from the noise of the city.

The salon-de-thé is available from 12 a.m. to 17.30 p.m. for a coffea, a cup of tea or other refreshment, and the restaurant prices are: appetizer from 12 euros; main meat or fish dish around 30 euros; and dessert around 10 euros.

 

A while ago (in 1880), the Empress Eugenie was really taken by this house, designed by a Swiss architect, so Napoleon III bought it for her, had it dismantled and moved where it stands now, in the middle of the Bois de Boulogne inferior lake. Today, three peaceful terraces are available, but it's not possible to make a reservation. From the Metro station Porte Dauphine, you'll have a nice walk through a part of the park, before taking the 1 minute engine boat thansfer! The building has been …

This "café" or cafeteria is sharing the esplanade between the monumental columns with the Tokyo Eat, the restaurant of the Palais de Tokyo (space dedicated to the "avant-garde" art).

It's cheaper, simple but good, with a "plat du jour" (dish of the day) at 9,90 euros, and a coffea at 2,10 euros. You'll enjoy the sun and a (little) view on the Seine and the Eiffeil Tower, after your visit of the Musée d'Art Moderne and a look in the book shop of the Museum.