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Le Jardin Municipal

Bars and pubs Le Marais
3 out of 5 stars
Le Jardin Municipal
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

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This charming pop-up garden bar in the Marais has proven a hit among with-it post-work drinkers.

It’s a strange proposition – a loan company, Le Crédit Municipal de Paris, setting up an outdoor bar in the centre of Paris – but somehow it works. The name, literally ‘The Municipal Garden’, might not be very sexy, but the place itself, with its 300-square-metre terrace, paper lanterns dangling from trees and red-and-black checked tablecloths, is utterly picturesque. And we’re not the only ones to have noticed – by 7.30pm, it’s already a struggle to find a seat, and we have to wait a good ten minutes before pouncing on a table.

Unfortunately, there’s no table service for drinks – instead, drinkers have to queue by a little wooden booth where a bartender tries his best to cope with all the requests. Plus, the food is nothing spectacular, though everything’s pretty well done (think simple salads, croque-monsieurs, sandwiches and other such snacks). 

‘Le Jardin Municipal’ is open until September 25 2016.


By: Zazie Tavitian



Address: 55-57 rue des Francs-Bourgeois

Transport: Metro: Rambuteau
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 10.30am-12mid; Fri-Sat 10.30am-1am; Sun 12noon-12mid
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