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5 Restaurants in Paris With Gorgeous Views

by Dan Sherlock,

4 November 2020

5 Restaurants in Paris With Gorgeous Views

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Are you trying to find a restaurant in Paris with a view? With all the incredible ground floor restaurants, it’s easy to miss the treasures hiding above. From rooftops to palaces, whether you’re looking for a fun night out, or a romantic dinner, this list has something for you.

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1) Le Georges

Skyhigh restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows offering a beautiful view of Paris
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It’s no surprise that Le Georges has hosted events like product launches, fashion shows, and award ceremonies, to name a few. With aerial views of Paris, this restaurant provides guests with the opportunity to see the City of Lights in all its glory.

Diners can sit indoors in the restaurant area, with floor-to-high-ceiling windows, or on the large rooftop terrace, with obstruction-free views of the city. 

Located on top of the Centre Georges-Pompidou, Le Georges is the ideal dinner choice after an afternoon spent exploring the Musee National d’Art Moderne. The spacious fine-dining restaurant adopts a minimalist design; a stark contrast from the Art Deco halls lying below.

In the summer, the rooftop restaurant’s terrace is wildly popular, so don’t forget to book before arriving at the hotspot! 

 

2) Le Jardin du Petit Palais

Elegant and majestic venue with a bohemian touch
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Discover this elegant restaurant and cafe near the Champs Elysees, in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris. 

Le Petit Palais has expertly designed a charmingly majestic venue, with an original menu to match. When you glance out the window, expect to be immediately captivated by stunning views of the Sacré-Coeur.

Intricate ceiling murals and patterned marble floors deck this 19th Century venue. Housed in the heart of a museum, the Café opens up to a vibrant private garden, where you can find exotic plants, fairytale-like colonnades, and mosaiced water features.

Once you’ve enjoyed your food and managed to tear away your eyes from the incredible aerial views of Paris, venture to the City of Paris’ Museum of Fine Art found in the same building, Le Musée des Beaux-Arts.

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3) Khayma Rooftop, Stay Generator

Bohemian rooftop terrace near Sacré-Coeur
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This rooftop restaurant and bar is on top of Generator Paris, a hostel popular with young crowds. Whether hostel guests or not, all are welcome to the Khayma Rooftop.  

Khayma, means ‘tent’ in Arabic, referencing the canvas above the venue. Continuing to reference the Middle East, the event venue has dark wooden flooring, brought to life by the comfortable lounge chairs in warm reds, oranges and yellows. Lush greenery encapsulates the rooftop, and a canvas roof protects guests from rain and winds.

The Middle East fittingly influences the menu too. The vast and impressive selection of beers, wines, spirits, and have fuelled many great nights out – you won’t be disappointed with the drinks selection!

Mere steps away from Buttes-Chaumont Park, it’s a superb location if you’re looking for a party; DJ sets and small concerts are often on the agenda.

Don’t miss the chance to see the city from this incredible viewpoint with a cocktail in hand.

 

4) Maison Blanche

Luxurious restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Paris
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Few venues can claim to have views of Paris as exceptional as Maison Blanche. This 8th Arrondissement venue can be found along the Champs Elysées and offers an outstanding dining experience to match the prestigious location.

Offering a delicious Mediterranean menu, this chic rooftop restaurant aims to provide a calm and intimate oasis amid the hustle and bustle of central Paris. The two outdoor terraces allow near-360 degree views of Paris, including its most famous buildings, like the Eiffel Tower and Sacré-Coeur. 

Plus, it’s on top of the Theatre des Champs Elysées, so it’s an ideal choice for pre-show dinner or post-show drinks! 

Want something wilder? Sunday to Friday, Maison Blanche is a stunning, sophisticated restaurant. On Saturday nights, the rooftop restaurant transforms into ‘Club Montaigne’, a trendy night club with music from renowned international DJs.

So, whether you want to enjoy an intimate dinner with breathtaking views of Paris, or let your hair down and dance against the stunning background of the city of lights, Maison Blanche has you covered. 

 

5) Dock B

Cosy restaurant with industrial accents
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Dock B offers an inviting, vibrant space to eat, drink and socialise on the front of the Ourcq Canal.

The charming décor – wooden flooring, vibrant red, yellow and blue décor, and warm lights – won’t be enough to stop you staring out at Dock B’s breathtaking views. 

Whether you want to catch up with a friend over lunch, have an intimate, romantic dinner with a loved one, or clink glasses with friends at the end of a long day, Dock B does it all.

 

Now you know some of the best views Paris restaurants have to offer…

Which one catches your eye most? Perhaps you feel drawn to the elegance and detailed design of Le Jardin du Petit Palais, or the laidback, warm feel of the Khayma Rooftop… Finding exceptional restaurants in Paris that boast exceptional views is challenging, but now you have a great list to start with. Enjoy!

Dan Sherlock
Dan Sherlock

Writes about travel and hospitality while spending shameful amounts on coffee.

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