With the arrival of summer, Parisians and tourists adore sitting out on the terraces of cafes, brasseries and gastronomic restaurants. In recent years, there has been a flurry of outdoor spaces popping up just for the summer months; these are perfect places for an alfresco lunch, dinner or a drink in the city. Take a quick look at some great ephemeral terraces for summer 2022!
A unique restaurant in a 1,850 m² garden in the Parc de la Villette welcomes you from Wednesday to Sunday. Open at midday and in the evening, Jardin21 has a bar with local and artisanal drinks, wines, juices, and cocktails. Come and enjoy a drink while visiting the vegetable garden and enjoying the activites (workshops, markets, sport classes, DJ sets...) !
12/A Rue Ella Fitzgerald, 75019 ParisMetro Porte de La Villette
Relaxing and fun atmosphere every Thursday evening during the summer at the Papa Cabane's ephemeral terrace. Close to the Accor Arena, Papa Cabane sets up a spacious terrace made of wood and greenery of 1 000 m². You will be able to enjoy electro music sets, aperitifs, barbecues and a cuisine inspired by the South of the United States in partnership with the restaurant MELT.
12 rue Paul Belmondo, 75012 ParisMetro Bercy
On the rooftop of Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, Créatures serves 100% vegetarian cooking in an unusual atmosphere. This temporary rooftop venue is open all day and affords a panoramic view of the city of Paris – perfect for making the most of summer days.
40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 75009Metro : Chaussée d'Antin - La FayetteRER : Auber
OFF Paris Seine, a one-of-a-kind floating hotel on the Seine, also has a charming poolside bar and terrace where you can sit back and gaze out over the river. Wine, cocktails and tapas are served during the summer evening ritual of the apéritif, away from the bustle of the city. The bar at the OFF also puts on concerts and DJ sets at the weekend.
86 Quai d’Austerlitz 75013 ParisMetro Gare d’Austerlitz
The temporary rooftop 10ème ciel by Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel in the 15th arrondissement of Paris has opened a summer rooftop pop-up. Program: tapas, sunset on the Eiffel Tower, coktails and good times. On the program: tapas, sunset on the Eiffel Tower, cocktails and good times with friends. Open only in the evening and until August 21st, the 10th Heaven is a must for an exceptional Parisian evening.
28 rue Jean Rey, Paris 75015Metro Bir-Hakeim
Perched at 60m, the ephemeral rooftop Laho on the 18th floor of a building near Gare de Lyon is the new meeting place for Parisians! The opportunity to taste small dishes imagined around healthy and seasonal products while contemplating the breathtaking view on the Seine, the roofs of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame or even La Défense. A perfect address for a romantic dinner!
5-9 Rue Van Gogh , 75012 ParisMétro : Gare de Lyon
This unusual pop-up terrace is in the courtyard of the beautiful Palais de la Porte Dorée, which houses the Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration as well as a tropical aquarium. From the end of June, the Poisson Lune is offering many family activities.
293 Avenue Daumesnil, Paris 12eMétro Porte Dorée
At Molitor, there is no beach or river, but there is an iconic Parisian art deco swimming pool. If you do not get to dive into its crystal clear water (reserved for guests of the hotel, the spa and the club Molitor), you can still gaze on it from the venue’s roof terrace, open in summer only. Enjoy house cocktails, grilled meat and fresh salads with electronic music playing in the background.
13 Rue Nungesser et Coli, Paris 75016Metro : Porte d’Auteuil
Tucked away on the roof of this big shopping centre is a secret garden, an ideal spot for a gourmet break after shopping. Every day, from 11.30 am to 3pm, this friendly outdoor terrace invites you to relax in a deckchair, have a drink, play pétanque or a board game, and take advantage of many other surprises.
15 Parvis De La Défense, 92092 PuteauxMétro : La Défense
The Scilicet’s 175-m2 pop-up terrace is right on the banks of the Seine, on the stretch between the Pont Neuf and the Pont au Change in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. Enjoy a meal at a shared table overlooking the river in a lively, friendly beer garden atmosphere. Or sit back in a deck chair and soak up the sunshine as you admire the view of the Conciergerie. Sip a drink at the water’s edge, then play a game of table football with DJ sets providing music. A great place to enjoy summer evenings and sunsets with the family or a group of friends.
134 voie Georges Pompidou, Paris 75001Métro : Pont Neuf
The garden-terrace of La Bauhinia - the restaurant of the Shangri-La – offers a lunch or dinner menu by the chef Christophe Moret. You will find a colourful and summery setting for a meal full of flavours, an aperitif, or a cake or pastry.
Shangri-La Paris, 8 Av. d'Iéna, 75116 ParisMétro : Iéna
For the third time, the Rôtisserie d'Argent is unveiling a terrace for summer on the Quai de Tournelle, a few steps from the famous Tour d’Argent restaurant. Taste classic Parisian dishes with a beautiful view of the Seine. On the menu: Caesar salad, beef tartar, duck leg ... and many other French specialities.
19 Quai de la Tournelle, 75005 ParisMétro : Pont Marie
Opened only for the beautiful days, La Démesure sur Seine invested the edges of the Parisian river to install a unique decoration there. With a 900 m² terrace illuminated with lanterns, a cocktail bar with elaborate drinks and above all the largest barbecue in Paris, the place offers an ideal setting to make the most of summer in the capital!
69 Port de la Rapée, Paris 75012Métro : Gare d’Austerlitz
Just 2 minutes from Place de la Concorde is the large terrace of the barge Concorde Atlantique. Perfect for a drink with friends, it is the largest open-air cultural and gastronomic scene in Paris. With an Italian trattoria and a cocktail bar, this summer terrace offers live shows including Stand Up shows, cabarets and zany characters, DJ sets, concerts, and many other surprises.
23 Quai Anatole France, 75007 ParisMétro : Concorde
Installée au 1er étage de la tour Eiffel, cette terrasse éphémère offre une vue imprenable sur Paris dans une ambiance végétale aux influences méditerranéennes. Avec pour thème la croissance récente de la Tour Eiffel qui a atteint 330 mètres, une fresque sur l’histoire du monument. Au menu, dégustez des parts de pizzas ainsi que des glaces artisanales made in France en profitant d’un magnifique coucher de soleil sur la capitale.
Champs de Mars, 5 avenue Anatole France, Paris 7eMétro : Bir-Hakeim
Housed within a station along the Petite Ceinture, the railway line that once ran around Paris, the Hasard Ludique is the hottest spot in the 18th arrondissement. From June, the 300-m2 terrace running the length of the platform opens from the end of March. There is a joyful vibe at this unusual and alternative space hosting a number of live events besides its offer of bar and catering services, as well as games that all are free to play.
128 Avenue de Saint-Ouen, 75018 ParisMétro : Porte de Saint-Ouen
Discover a great spot for summer at the Terrass” Hotel right in the heart of Montmartre. A seaside resort setting awaits you with deckchairs, seashells, flowery swings, fishing nets … The food menu adds to the experience with a range of sea flavours: ceviche, tarama, prawns, oysters... As for cocktails, gin is a favourite and has been revisited with new flavours.
12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 ParisMétro : Blanche
The terraces of the Cour Emilion offer a musical interlude with a programme of free and eclectic concerts. Just choose one of the 18 terraces, relax, and enjoy!
Cour Saint-Émilion, 75012 ParisMétro : Cour Saint-Émilion
To celebrate their 70th anniversary, Paris’s famous Bateaux-Mouches have installed a hanging garden on the rooftop of their landing stage, where you can enjoy Roaring Twenties-themed cocktail parties and DJ sets on the banks of the Seine with a superb view of the Eiffel Tower. The pretty rooftop garden has a transparent dome tent where guests can take shelter if it rains.
Port de la Conférence, 75008 ParisMétro : Alma-Marceau
RadioEat, the Maison de la Radio's terrace
The temporary Japanese terrace Hanami with a view of the Eiffel Tower
Guinguette Villette, in the park of the same name (by Café A)
Terrace of the Passage à Niveau, on the Petite Ceinture
Perchoir Porte de Versailles, next to the world’s largest urban farm on the top of Pavillon 6 at Paris Expo
The ever pleasant and lively terrace of the Fluctuart floating museum
The Greater Paris area also offers a lot of outdoor places to spend a relaxing moment, from Poush Manifesto (Aubervilliers) to Sample (Bagnolet) through Zone Sensible (Saint-Denis) or Vive les Groues (Nanterre).