5 superb sun-drenched terraces in Paris

1) Place du Marché Sainte-Catherine

If you are looking for a quiet place away from the bustling city, then head to this tiny tree-lined square, with its many public benches. It is the perfect place to meet with friends. Many of the bars and restaurants set up tables in the square during the day. A good place for an early morning coffee or afternoon drinks.

Place du Marché Sainte-Catherine

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2) L'Ebouillanté

Just a short walk from the church of Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais in a narrow cobbled street you will find one of the prettiest terraces in Paris. The blue façade, the garden chairs and the parasols make you feel as if you are on holiday. Come on weekdays or during off-peak times.

terrace if L'Ebouillanté

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3) L'Institut Suédois

The Swedish Institute is located in the historic Marais district in Hôtel de Marle. The institute organises exhibitions, concerts and film screenings. The little cafe at the entrance of the sun­-drenched paved courtyard is an idyllic place for lunch where you can enjoy a sandwich made with the famous dark Swedish bread, enjoy a a traditional cinnamon bun at tea time or quench your thirst with some refreshing elderflower cordial.

inner courtyard of the Institut Suédois in Paris

4) Loulou

The elegant terrace of Le Saut du Loup restaurant is the perfect place for a lunch, a drink or dinner in this privileged setting where you can feel the magic of Paris at any time of day. Enjoy the postcard views thanks to the exceptional location between the Louvre Museum and the Tuileries Gardens.

outside area of Loulou

5) Le Perchoir

There is a panoramic terrace on the top floor of this industrial building. The ambiance in this place, which is popular with Parisian thirty-somethings, is rather relaxed. The bar, under a tent, is never empty. The snack shack serves some tapas and the large tables are perfect for chance encounters.

rooftop terrace at Le Perchoir

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