An Italian guinguette feet in the water

The Grand Bleu in Paris

Antipasti and a chilled bottle of rosé just a stone's throw from the Marais, by the water with pure DJ sound... A mirage? Not really. Under the socialite impetus of Laurent de Gourcuff 's Paris Society ( Bambini , Maison Russe , etc.), Le Grand Bleu has had a facelift. We find ourselves there in groups in a guinguette spirit like on the Navigli in Milan , gable on the pretty port of the Arsenal in Bastille .

An Italian hideout

La Pizza nocciolata at the Grand Bleu

Locate the small barge port , near the Opera. Go down the steps towards the quays, and you will come across the Big Blue with its XXL terrace at the bottom where we party and its 360° rooftop more seated at the top: two spaces, two atmospheres. Order a bottle of white or rosé (€26), Italian versions (€39), a Chandon Garden Spritz (€10) and even cocktails to share (€18 for 50cl).

When it comes to nibbles, pizzas prove to be a wise choice for those with big appetites (€13-17), unless you prefer to nibble on a very fresh melon / watermelon / Parma ham (€13), a tomato burrata (€13 ) or a soft focaccia (€9). Unstoppable for a first part of a chill evening.

Welcome to Mylene

From Thursday to Sunday, the Mylène evenings take place on the lower terrace in a highly festive gay friendly atmosphere with drag performances and a crazy playlist. Shantay you stay!

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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