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Best terraces of Paris

If you want to fully live the Parisian experience, you must take the time to enjoy yourself on a beautiful terrace. A Parisian cliché par excellence, this stopover guarantees you a moment of relaxation in the heart of the French art of living. It is then up to you to choose from the most beautiful terraces in Paris.


La Cour Jardin, in the Plaza Athénée hotel

Among the good addresses for Parisian terraces, the Courtyard Garden can hardly not appear at the top of the list. It must be said that with the ivy falling along the facades of the Plaza Athénée hotel of the 8th arrondissement, the small round tables covered with a pretty white tablecloth and the potted trees, everything comes together to offer a bucolic and soothing atmosphere. We also find this café several times on screen, notably in the famous series Sex & the City.

On the menu: refined cuisine imagined by chef Jean Imbert.


Le Mimosa, in the Hôtel de la Marine in Paris

Newly inaugurated at the end of 2022, the mimosa restaurant is installed in the Navy hotel, in the 1is borough. It is in the main courtyard that the shaded terrace welcomes you, in a refined and chic setting inspired by the French Riviera spirit.

On the menu: Mediterranean cuisine straight from the imagination of chefs Élodie and Jean-François Piège, with a delicious variation of Mimosa eggs of course!


The terrace of the Grand Amour hotel

With its hidden patio, the Hotel Grand Amour is one of the most beautiful terraces in Paris in the 10th arrondissement. After the Amour hotel, on rue Navarin, the Grand Amour stands out in the middle of the pre-Haussmann buildings, in a very elegant arty atmosphere. There small interior courtyard on rue de la Fidélité is the ideal place for a moment alone on a sunny terrace.

On the menu: brunch and small treats to share.


The Palais Royal restaurant

The Palais Royal Restaurant, in the 1is district of Paris, is an essential address for a meal on the terrace. Under the arcades of the Palais Royal, in a chic atmosphere, the sunny terrace promises you a sumptuous meal, far from the noise of the capital.

On the menu: generous and delicate Mediterranean recipes, made from noble products and imagined by the two-star chef, Philip Chronopoulos.


Le Loulou, in the Tuileries garden

Our next address takes you to the heart of Tuileries garden, a stone’s throw from the Louvre museum and its famous glass pyramid, in the restaurant of the Museum of Decorative Arts. At Links, Art Deco touches and 60’s details immerse you in a haven of peace, with an incredible view of one of the most beautiful sites in Paris.

On the menu: small treats to share and antipasti by Benoît Dargère.


Ralph’s, on Boulevard Saint-Germain

On the left bank, the Ralph’s is installed in the courtyard garden of the private mansion by Ralph Lauren. In this hidden terrace we find the American spirit of the stylist, combined with glamorous and relaxed Parisian decoration. The large parasols and pretty benches are an invitation to pleasure.

On the menu: US specialties and summer salads, all accompanied by delicious cocktails.


Le Flandrin, the chic brasserie of 16It is borough

In any season, the Flandrin terrace is “the place to be” for many Parisians, some of whom are very well known, like Eddy Mitchell or Vincent Bolloré. Liveried waiters welcome you in a chic space with Art Deco inspirations, for a most elegant lunch or dinner.

On the menu: French cuisine made from high-quality products.


Le Racines, in the Panorama passage

The Roots restaurant has taken up residence in one of the most beautiful covered passages in Paris, the passage of the Panorama. This is where you will find a charming little terrace with just a few tables. Between the Italian trattoria and the Parisian bistro, this restaurant does not lack charm.

On the menu: transalpine cuisine from the origins of chef Simone Tondo.


The Rosa Bonheur, at the Buttes-Chaumont park

Far from the chic and formal atmosphere of the great Parisian restaurants, the Rosa Bonheur takes on the appearance of guinguette, with a colorful terrace where everyone likes to meet to feast, dance and sing. And for even more festive terraces, Rosa Bonheur can also be found on the banks of the Seine des Invalides and in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, in a warm and fun atmosphere.

On the menu: gourmet cuisine from the Camargue and the South, full of sunshine and good humor.


Le Hasard Ludique, the largest Parisian terrace

At Playful Chance, in the 18th arrondissement, you are sure to find a place on the terrace. It must be said that it stretches over 2,000 m² (including 300 under cover), all along the rails of the Petite Ceinture. The entertainment and colorful decor with deckchairs and self-service games are an invitation to fun, relaxation and laughter, all in the unusual and unique setting of an XXL terrace with a friendly atmosphere.

On the menu: cocktails with friends, brunch in the sun and small treats from the Cantine de Léon, the Hasard Ludique bistro.


Fluctuart, the floating terrace

For this last address, head towards the Seine, in the Fluctuart urban art center. After discovering the works of art, go to the rooftop, in a modern and relaxed atmosphere, to sip a drink or to eat. All on the Seine, to the rhythm of the barge floating on the water.

On the menu: healthy, fresh and simple cuisine, with the look of revisited street food.


After long hours of visiting the most beautiful monuments in Paris, you have well deserved a break. Here you are equipped with our most beautiful addresses of Parisian terraces, The hardest thing will be to choose !