The best outdoor dining in Paris, for insiders only

The best outdoor dining in Paris, for insiders only

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The sunny days are always eagerly awaited to sit outdoors for a drink and a chat. But when the sky is blue and the sun is bright, it can be very hard to find a seat. For you, I have explored some special sidewalk cafés, nestled far from the hustle and bustle of Paris.

Museum lover that I am, I recommend the tropical café at the Petit Palais. To get there, just ask for a free ticket, giving you access to this garden with its pond, its palm trees and its outdoor seating in the middle of the palace. As an added bonus, you will also have access to the permanent collection. Here, you can enjoy a simple meal or just stop for a drink.

If you are looking for a unique 3-star brasserie in a majestic setting, I invite you to discover the Grandcoeur, located in the heart of the Marais district. It has a fabulous, spacious outdoor area in a listed cobblestone courtyard alongside dance studios. If you enjoy authenticity, peace and quiet, intimacy and fine dining, then this is the place for you. Tip: reserve your table in advance.

Photo credit © Patrick Lazic

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