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Jardin du Musée de la Vie Romantique

Bars and pubs Saint-Georges
3 out of 5 stars
Musée de la Vie Romantique
Photograph: Musée de la Vie Romantique

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

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Even though everyone knows about it, something about this café makes you feel as though you've been let in on one of Paris's secrets. Buried in the heart of touristy Montmartre, this café adjoins the Musée de la Vie Romantique and feels like it was created with the same theme in mind. The terrace is fringed with flowers such as roses and fuchsias, making it a romantic, secluded spot that feels far away from the pace of the city. The inside of the café is equally quaint, with floral wallpaper, a greenhouse ceiling and fruit-coloured Kusmi teas. Go up to order and then sit back and relax in the tranquility of the garden – until the arrival of the bill makes you suddenly feel that bit less tranquil. At €4.90 for a hot chocolate (admittedly from Angelina) and €4.80 for a Michel & Augustin lemonade, the steep prices are the only thorn in the side of this rose in the heart of Paris. 

By: Lise Gibet (trans. Catherine Bennett)



Address: 16 rue Chaptal
Transport: Métro: Pigalle and Saint-Georges
Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5.30pm
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