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The best museum terrace restaurants in the Paris Region

With a panoramic view of Paris or hidden away in a garden, for a bucolic lunch, a romantic dinner, afternoon tea or a celebratory aperitif, the terraces of the Paris Region’s museums are opening up for the summer.
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The pleasure of an exhibition and a museum visit accompanied by a refreshing gourmet interlude on a terrace – here is the winning combination for a great summer’s day out in the Paris Region! Numerous Paris museums have set up their terraces or rooftops for the 2022 summer season. After admiring their priceless collections, enjoy a special moment over an aperitif, a gastronomic meal or a sweet or savoury snack, in the daytime or in the evening.

With the best food, in the most stylish pop-up venues of the moment, in a secluded garden away from the hubbub of Paris and its surrounds, discover the best terraces of summer 2022 for a combination of gastronomy and culture!

Terraces of the top Parisian restaurants

The museums of Paris also reveal themselves through the prism of gastronomy!

With family or friends or as a couple, take your seats on the terrace of a bistronomic or gastronomic restaurant and savour dishes concocted by the top chefs of the moment.

At the Louis Vuitton Foundation, the Cité de l’Architecture or the Pompidou Centre, renowned restaurants are setting out their terraces and inviting you to make the most of the summer. Beneath the shade of parasols by day or the starry sky by night, enjoy a first-rate gourmet interlude at the Paris Region’s greatest heritage sites.

Ambiance romantique au restaurant Les Ombres du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
Les Ombres
Gastronomy
The shadows on the terrace and glass roof of this restaurant are those of the Eiffel Tower. It’s located close to the monument and yet is far from everything. See you at the top!
Restaurant Georges, Centre Pompidou
Georges
Gastronomy
Glamorous, exclusive, ultra-stylish, breathtaking, bewitching… The café restaurant perched at the top of the famous museum of modern art is a work of art in its own right, embodying the pinnacle of romance.
Restaurant Loulou
Loulou
Gastronomy
There’s more than just the Louvre at the Louvre! There’s also the Musée des Arts Décoratifs… and its restaurant Loulou, nestled in a splendid nook of the palace. Very artistic!
Girafe
Girafe
Gastronomy
Girafe, there is no need to stretch your neck to enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower! One of the best items in the museum’s collection!
Mimosa
Mimosa
Gastronomy
In the heart of Paris, in the magnificent, recently restored Hôtel de la Marine, the new menu by Jean-François Piège invites you to take a sunny trip to the riviera.
Restaurant Monsieur Bleu Paris
Monsieur Bleu
Gastronomy
Tucked away in the ultra-modern Palais de Tokyo, chic and trendy restaurant Monsieur Bleu serves on-trend Franco-Japanese food – perfect for lunch or dinner with friends.
Le Frank
Le Frank
Gastronomy
A discreet but highly talented chef reigns over the restaurant at the Fondation Louis Vuitton: Jean-Louis Nomicos, who has settled in here after years of storied experience elsewhere.
Forest
Forest
Outings Gastronomy
On one of the most beautiful terraces in Paris, the latest restaurant of the ultra trendy chef Julien Sebbag!

The pop-up terraces everyone is talking about

In 2022, pop-up terraces are once again surrounding the Paris Region’s greatest cultural sites.

“Fabula” in the lovely verdant courtyard of the Carnavalet History of Paris Museum in the Marais district, “Poisson Lune” on the square in front of the Palais de la Porte Dorée which houses the Museum of Immigration and the Paris Aquarium, … this year, once again, the Paris Region’s museums are giving free rein to their creativity to bring you a high-quality offering that is both flavoursome and festive. Food trucks, live music, workshops, famous chefs, deckchairs for chilling in the sun or in the evening while sipping a generous cocktail… the perfect ingredients for a great summer break!

Fabula, Musée Carnavalet
Fabula
Gastronomy
In the gardens of the Carnavalet History of Paris Museum, discover Fabula, a pop-up restaurant and summer terrace ideal for dining under the Paris sky. In the kitchen is chef Thibaut Spiwack, straight from the famous television series Top Chef.
Poisson lune
Poisson Lune
Outings Gastronomy
The Poisson Lune is back! The summer terrace of the Palais de la Porte Dorée will be open until October 2nd to help you make the most of those long summer evenings.
Jardin du musée de la vie romantique
Garden of the Musée de la Vie romantique
Unusual Nature & outdoor
In the 9th arrondissement of Paris, the Musée de la Vie romantique houses a secret garden and a charming tea room. A green and delicious interlude in the heart of the capital!
Petit Palais Paris
Le Jardin du Petit Palais
Gastronomy
In the heart of the Petit Palais lies a lush garden with a café-restaurant. Enjoy a bistronomic lunch in a privileged location, just a few steps from the bustle of the Champs-Elysées avenue!

Terraces in hidden gardens

In the Paris Region’s museums, little hidden corners of greenery and unexpected terraces can sometimes be discovered by going through the main entrance, as at the Petit Palais, or a hidden door, as at the Musée de Montmartre. These little secluded oases of peace offer you a cocoon of quietness and calm during the warm days of summer. Come and sip a glass in the shade of the trees, savour a piece of sweet or savoury tart… A cultural gourmet interlude!

Café Renoir
Café Renoir
Gastronomy
Hidden away in the garden of the Musée de Montmartre, the Café Renoir offers you a gourmet interlude in a rustic setting in the very centre of Paris.
Jardin du musée de la vie romantique
Garden of the Musée de la Vie romantique
Unusual Nature & outdoor
In the 9th arrondissement of Paris, the Musée de la Vie romantique houses a secret garden and a charming tea room. A green and delicious interlude in the heart of the capital!
Café Rose Bakery _ Maison de Balzac
Balzac's house
Art & culture
Around the corner from the Place du Trocadéro, discover this charming Parisian house where the emblematic French author edited his masterpiece, “The Human Comedy.”

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