Top restaurant terraces in Paris Region
Hooray! You can once again drink a coffee, enjoy a savoury meal, share a drink… or all three at the same time at one of the many terraces to be found in the bars and restaurants of the Paris Region. The choice is yours!
Here’s our selection of the best places to enjoy authentic, refined cuisine on the terrace. The choice is yours!
The majestic choice
At Girafe, no need to stretch your neck to catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower! The rooftop terrace of this luxurious seafood brasserie located inside the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine will dazzle you! The cuisine is fresh, refined and elegant. You’re in seventh heaven!
The fashionistas’ choice
Perched on the roof of the Printemps du Goût at the Printemps Haussmann department store, Perruche goes all out with culinary elegance and gastronomic delight. Exotic plants, Paris spread out beneath your feet, sparkling cocktails and delicious dishes make it one of the trendiest terraces in the city.
The waterside choice
Sitting opposite Lac d’Enghien-les-Bains on the terrace of Fouquet’s restaurant, you’ll almost believe you’re at the seaside. Three-Michelin-starred chef, Pierre Gagnaire, has designed a bistro-style menu, and you can watch the pedal boats while just a stone’s throw from the city. A real breath of fresh air!
The riverside choice
Head down to Maquereaux, the barge restaurant moored at Quai de l’Hôtel-de-Ville. With a two-tiered terrace, it’s an ideal spot to enjoy oysters from Brittany, whelk with mayonnaise, or an assortment of smoked fish. Anchors aweigh!
The secret choice
La Petite Venise is a taste of Italy right in the heart of the Château de Versailles grounds. In this bucolic setting, with a shady terrace and cuisine straight from Italy, enjoy a royal luncheon, to the backdrop of the Grand Canal and the Fountain of Apollo.
The high choice
At the top of the Butte Montmartre, the Moulin de la Galette stands guard over its history, staying true to the guingette spirit so dear to the Impressionists of the 19th century. The traditional, tasty cuisine is devoted to fresh, good quality produce, the terrace lined with trees, and the view incredible.
The spectacular choice
Adjoining the Parc du Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Le Pavillon Henri IV is the last remaining vestige of the Château-Neuf, the royal residence of Henri IV and Louis XIV. Today, it is a gastronomic restaurant directed by Chef Patrick Käppler, complete with a panoramic terrace that overlooks the Seine valley.
The artiest choice
A chic, trendy atmosphere on the terrace at Monsieur Bleu, the Palais de Tokyo restaurant on the banks of the Seine with its breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower, and a menu that is as refined as it is creative. If you’re looking to wow the gallery… you know where to go!
The most Oriental choice
With its old Asian bar vibe, retro colonial décor, huge garden terrace and tasty Thai menu, the Bambou restaurant will whisk you off on an unlikely trip to the flavours of elsewhere in the very heart of Paris.
The most bucolic choice
Weigh anchor and set a course for the L’île au sud-ouest restaurant in Paris. Its vast terrace, which extends across a deliciously verdant setting with views on the Île Saint-Germain park, barbecue area and the house’s vegetable garden… is a real corner of paradise!
The most natural choice
In the heart of the Fontainebleau forest, in the shade of its great trees, enjoy the delights of open-air dining while surrounded by nature. On the terrace of the Auberge de la Dame Jouanne, authenticity is the watchword, both in terms of the décor and the menu.
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