It's the new terrace season! What are the new spots where it will be good to be seen and seen in the spring? Our list of the most stylish places. Remember to blow up reservations to get your place in the sun.
The most hidden: Monsieur Aristide
Cuteness alert in Montmartre … Look no further for your brunch or aperitif spot. It's in the gardens of the Aristide café that it takes place, with two stepped terraces nestled in a boutique hotel straight out of Amélie Poulain at the top of rue Lepic . Every weekend, a super brunch at €36 with drinks, juice, pastries, eggs and desserts. In the evening: Bonhomie's super mezes are on the menu (hummus, beetroot stracciatella, pasta, roasted cauliflower, from €6) to devour with cocktails from the boss of Little Red Door . Good to know: best time of sunshine at 2 p.m.!
Mr. Aristide 3 rue Aristide Bruant, Paris 18th, 01 42 64 33 33
The most sheltered: Plume
The inauguration of Madame Rêve , the 5-star hotel nestled in the former Louvre Post Office opened by Laurent Taïeb, created a stir. While waiting for the opening of its rooftop which will be the sensation of the summer, we rush to test its Japanese restaurant that everyone is talking about, La Plume , which has one of the most beautiful views of Paris and a thundering patio, full sunshine at lunchtime to enjoy a karaage chicken (€30), tempura sole (€39) or teriyaki salmon (€39). To be noted: their very accessible brunch , à la carte, to brighten up your Sunday with avocado toast and a poached egg (€18), the Pierre Hermé pastries menu (€16) with a special mention for cheesecake … Another possibility: truster the very privileged terrace gable on the rue du Louvre and the Bourse de Commerce for a breakfast in the sun or a drink in the evening.
La Plume Paris 43 rue Etienne Marcel, Paris 1st, 01 80 40 77 40
The most anticipated: Mimosa
The opening of Jean-François Piège's socialite brasserie at the Hôtel de la Marine was the phenomenon of winter. Its sunny terrace, sheltered from cars in this ultra-preserved courtyard, is a must-go for the spring-summer season to enjoy sunny days and enjoy the chef's Mediterranean kifs: deviled egg with bottarga (€15), Mimosa salad (€22) and their extraordinary meatballs with burrata tomato sauce to chew with matchstick potatoes (€6). Yum.
Mimosa 2 place de la Concorde, Paris 1st. 01 53 93 65 52
The most worldly: Gigi
It's the big terrace buzz of the year. After Saint Tropez and Val d'Isère, Laurent de Gourcuff has set up his concept of a festive holiday restaurant in Paris to the delight of his chic regulars. It needed a spot worthy of the name to welcome its VIP clientele: it's on the top floor of the Théâtre des Champs Elysées (formerly Maison Blanche) that the magic happens with a breathtaking view and two terraces that have it all. For the rest: we know the song: vitello tonato (€23) fish carpaccio (starting at €27), spaghetti with lobster and rosé galore with a crazy orchestra to liven up crazy evenings…
Gigi Paris 15 Avenue Montaigne, Paris 8th 01 47 23 55 99
The most beach party: The Parisian beach
The 15th finally has the glam' and festive spot it deserves. When Thierry Costes takes over La Plage Parisienne under the leadership of Beaumarly , it's madness. And for good reason: the scenography of this extraordinary place was entrusted to Martin Brudnizki (the flamboyant decor of the private club Annabel's and the Sexy Fish in London, that's him) in the spirit of a guinguette inspired by a lunch Auguste Renoir 's Boaters and the Roaring Twenties. Cherry on the baba? The waterfront terrace, worthy of a private beach in Saint-Tropez or Formentera with the must-eats of summer in the Mediterranean: pissaladière (€14), paella (€26), fried calamari (€21 ), crab & lime linguine (€48). The little vacation break you deserve.
The Parisian Beach port of Javel Haut, Paris 15th. 01 82 82 00 89
The most ephemeral: Elvira Masson at Bleu Coupole
breaking news. Printemps changes everything and now offers a little corner of paradise to Parisiennes in search of terraces in the department store district . Bay windows and terraces overlooking all of Paris were created ex nihilo under the Coupole! Even better: the store has entrusted the menu of its new restaurant to Elvira Masson for springtime, who deploys the cult recipes from her book: leeks with vinaigrette (€11), Scandinavian meatballs (€22), green chakchouka (€21), split pea soup with orange blossom (€8), apple cake (€8). The secret to know: organize a table of 8 or 10 for brunch or lunch on the weekend by reserving one of the small terraces just for yourself. Too good !
Bleu Coupole 64 boulevard Haussmann Paris 8th
The most shellfish and crustaceans: PVH
A seafood platter , a ray of sunshine and a glass of white wine is the promise of spring under the sign of glam. Transformed by Laura Gonzalez into an ultra-trendy seafood bar, the PVH stands out as the new festive headquarters of the 16th arrondissement where you can meet the beautiful people of western Paris until 2am. Depending on the mood: oyster feast, tarama dinner (€12), fish & chips (€22) and cocktails (€14) or chill out to the good sounds of the DJs. Tutto bene!
Petit Victor Hugo 126 avenue Victor Hugo, Paris 16th. 01 83 26 00 01
The most Italian: Pasticceria Cova
We no longer need to introduce Cova Pasticceria , Milan 's most social institution tea room bought by LVMH , haunt of fashion editors, it-girls and high-end Italians. Joy: the house has just moved in a stone's throw from the Seine, with an XXL pedestrian terrace facing the Pont Neuf where you can enjoy non-stop breakfast, aperitivo and croissants with cream (€3), Exquisite cappuccino (€7), squeezed orange juice, Pimm's and cocktails (€18), Tramezzino galore - the famous triangle sandwiches (€8), cream pastries and salads. Impossible to leave without their mythical panettone .