5 ways to enjoy Paris in summer

5 ways to enjoy Paris in summer


We love Paris! That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favorite Parisian addresses for your next stay in the capital.


If you’re visiting Paris and are looking for a few new places to have a drink, lunch or dinner, you’ve come to the right place. Discover our tried and tested favorites on the Left Bank.

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La table du Luxembourg is a restaurant located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, in the heart of the magnificent Jardin du Luxembourg. It’s a very bucolic place that you have to try out as soon as the fine weather arrives. This shaded terrace offers gourmet, bistronomic cuisine in a friendly, relaxing and peaceful setting under the huge plane trees.

Chef Philippe Renard, former Michelin-starred from Lutétia, a truly tasty menu featuring fresh, seasonal produce, much of it organic. People come here as a couple, with friends or family for breakfast, lunch, snacks, aperitifs and dinner. We tested the menu « Futé Lunch » at €21.50/p including dish of the day, wine or water and coffee. It’s really very good quality, price and location. I chose the large pink North Sea shrimps with penne and Antoine, an appetizing fillet of sea bass a la plancha with pistou tomatoes and almonds. We couldn’t resist the house’s signature dessert, the sacred Madagascar Vanilla Millefeuille. Visually it’s just Wow and gustatively speaking, everything is light and not very sweet, I promise! It was a well-deserved treat before strolling through the gardens.

Jardin du Luxembourg, 7 Rue Guynemer, 75006 Paris


On the left, our favorite is the tartine de champignon moutarde, huile de truffe amandes concassées


Café Bohème is a friendly restaurant serving brunch, lunch and dinner. dinners. I obviously fell in love with the beautiful terrace, but above all with the superb bohemian yet refined vintage interior decor, with its wood and wicker furniture. You won’t want to miss the many bouquets of dried flowers above the counter or arranged here and there in the 4 corners of the room. This very cosy place has a lot of charm and reminded me of some trendy places in London. We tried the €25 brunch and I can’t recommend it highly enough. In addition to being generous, it’s very good. (soft fruit pancakes, organic fried eggs, granola yoghurt, not forgetting hot drinks and freshly squeezed fruit juice).

→ 19 Boulevard Edgar Quinet, 75014 Paris




It was on discovering the unusual lanes of the left bank, that we stumbled upon the big neighbors, one ahe former hospital building has been rehabilitated and converted into a convivial venue for games, concerts, themed evenings and temporary art exhibitions… Ce This collective, circular-economy concept is a great place to hang out and relax, especially on sunny days. There’s also a snack bar and an unlikely refreshment stall., la Lingerie. It has been converted into a village hall, in the ancienne lingerie de l’hôpital Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, and offers a free cultural and convivial space open to all.

I loved the fact that the pallet and wood exteriors and interiors of this unusual site were built using recycled materials recovered from building sites.

→ 74 Avenue Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris




Chez Gypsy is an ephemeral terrace set up all summer long in the courtyard of the Cirque d’Hiver, where the Bouglione family performs. The place is very original, in a cool gypsy bohemian style. I loved the many ethnic and Berber rugs on the floor, the wicker lanterns, the colorful, soft cushions, the Emmanuelle armchairs, the tropical plants, not forgetting the beautifully restored red and beige roulotte that you can’t miss at the entrance. They’ve really played the gypset card to the hilt, even offering encounters with fortune-tellers. You can enjoy a cocktail here, or try a tomato gazpacho, charcuterie platter or truffled fries for dinner… Don’t forget to come early, as the place isn’t very big and fills up pretty quickly.

→ 110 Rue Amelot, 75011 Paris


photo credit Pariscope




La Felicita is part of the Big Mamma group, which already owns Ober Mamma, East Mamma, Mamma Primi, Pizzeria Popolare, Biglove Caffè et Pink Mamma. It’s a different concept from anything they’ve done before, as La Felicita is a huge food market restaurant housed in a 4500 m2 hangar, dedicated among other things to Italian culinary specialities, with non-stop service until 1am. Inside this magnificent place, you’ll find 3 bars, a bakery corner the Panificio, 5 kitchens, 9 chefs, and 2 huge old dining cars. We love to stroll the aisles, but also to soak up the sunshine on the very large terrace. Every Friday and Saturday night, the place transforms into a DJ party spot, perfect for chilling out with friends. On the second Sunday of every month, it’s more like a cool, fashion-friendly day-care center. Parents will be delighted with these runny praline cookies.

You come to La Felicita for the delicious focaccia, the burrata, the burgers, the risottos, the pizzas made in the huge oven right before your eyes, the desserts, each more appetizing than the last, but also to drink rosé, beer or spritz. Of course, you can order 100% fresh, homemade pasta on the spot. For truffle lovers like us, head for the Trattoria, it smells good and it’s delicious! For latecomers, the 24-hour Caffetteria offers antipasti (olives, local ham, Italian bread)
Inside, the décor is elaborate and sophisticated, with huge convivial tables seating over 1,000 people. You’ll find bohemian rugs, wicker armchairs, plants, Emmanuel armchairs… in short, a place that’s well worth a visit, and quite unique in France!

→ 5 Parvis Alan Turing, 75013 Paris



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