Le printemps du goût

Top restaurant terraces for making summer last for longer

Idyllic, hidden, high, or with panoramic views to enjoy, the restaurant terraces of the Paris Region are the perfect place to say goodbye to summer!
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After a summer like no other, where terraces spread to the streets and pavements of the French capital, enjoy tasty food whilst soaking up the last rays of sunshine in September’s top spots.

The newest

Up on the roof terrace of the iconic Galeries Lafayette is one of this season’s most sought-after pop-up restaurants. With chef Julien Sebbag at the helm, the menu at Créatures showcases seasonal vegetables in a 100% vegetarian selection of colourful salads and some of his own personal favourites.

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!

Restaurant Le Fouquet's Enghien-les-Bains

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.

Les Maquereaux

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.

Le Moulin de la Galette 2016

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.

Hôtel Pavillon Henri IV

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