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The best restaurant and cafe terraces in Paris - Paris - Cityoki

The best restaurant and cafe terraces in Paris – here’s a selection of those in the capital you won’t want to miss out on

Get your sunhat and shades ready, Cityoki has hunted out the best terraces in Paris for you. Visiting Paris means seeing Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysées, but if you want to see the real Paris it’s also means going down narrow cobbled streets where you’ll fall under the spell of Parisian cafe and restaurant terraces: terraces up amongst the Paris rooftops, or in the midst of lush greenery, or those that plunge you deep into the City’s hidden past… One, two, three, follow the guide!

The Saint-James

Dive into the refreshing green haven provided by the Saint-James’ terrace, one of the best kept secrets in Paris. In the summer, the gardens of the Saint-James Hotel are the perfect spot for relaxing, with their magnificent hot-air-balloon tents. In the 19th century, when this was Paris’ first aerodrome, they used to take off from here.

Le Saint-James, 4 avenue Bugeaud ,75116 Paris

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The Jardins du Pont Neuf

Watch the sun set over the River Seine whilst enjoying an aperitif; a dream come true on the terrace of the Jardins du Pont Neuf. Moored on the Quai (Quay) de l’Horloge on the Ile de la Cite, this bar is perfectly located, on the water, embellished by its delightful leafy decor.

Les Jardins du Pont Neuf, Quai de L’horloge – Ile de la Cité, 75001 Paris

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Le Perchoir

The name means The Perch, which says it all about the view awaiting you on its private terrace. Located on the 7th floor of a building in the Oberkampf neighbourhood, this contemporary loft hides a sumptuous terrace from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of Paris as night falls.

Le Perchoir, 14, rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris

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Le Minipalais

For both a cultural and gastronomic experience, this terrace under the columns of the Grand Palais and opposite the Petit Palais is the perfect place to take advantage of an inner courtyard garden with mosaic pools and colonnades. A green and peaceful haven, ideal for a foodie interlude in the cool.

Le Minipalais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris

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Le Deli-cieux

Perched atop the roof at Printemps department store, the Deli-cieux is a favourite for both Parisians and tourists who come to enjoy a drink and the 360° panoramic view over the city’s major monuments: the Pantheon, the Madeleine, the Eiffel Tower and more.

Le Déli-cieux, 66 boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

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