Paris Plages is well known for lining the Seine with sand and deckchairs during the summer months, but there are plenty of other venues across the capital that open up extra spaces when the sun comes up. With DJs and bars, summer sports or just shady places to relax, these summer spaces are the perfect spots to plant your parasol.
The best Paris bars and clubs with delightful outside areas
Not so much a terrace here as an upper deck, this arts centre has been afloat at the foot of the National Library (BNF) since 2010 when it joined the flotilla of cool riverboat venues moored in the 13th. And it’s been giving the Batofar (Paris’s stalwart floating nightclub) a run for its money...Read more
Sure, so it's not the Empire State Building. But if you fancy seeing Paris from on high without having to pay an entrance fee or queue for hours, then this is the place for you. All you have to do is head to Galeries Lafayette and haul yourself up to the seventh floor...Read more