A panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower to one side and the Arc de Triomphe on the other doesn’t come cheap; Le Raphael is on of the most luxurious terrace bars in Paris. The menu is, naturally, sophisticated, but you pay the price – for example the café grande reserve, a mix of eight Arabica blends, at €15 a throw, and glasses of wine starting at €17. But if you’re in the mood to impress, have a seat on the immaculate white cushions and luxuriate in the view over Paris’s great monuments and a classic, top quality cocktail (at €27). The Raphael signature cocktail is made up of strawberry purée, manzana verde, lime and Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut champagne. For a serious blow-out, you and 8-10 friends could have amuse-bouches and a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque for €950. Not for every day, then, but quite an experience. Dress smartly.
|Venue name:||Terrasse de l'hôtel Raphael|
17 avenue Kléber
|Opening hours:||4pm-10pm, June-September|
|Transport:||Métros : Kléber ou Charles de Gaulle - Etoile|