As soon as the fine weather arrives, Parisian life settles on the terrace. From a quick morning espresso at the neighbourhood bar to a DJ set on a trendy rooftop, including a gourmet lunch or dinner, the terrace is a living space in its own right. And the Latin Quarter, where the Hotel Albe Saint-Michel is located, is full of places that have beautiful terraces. Here are our favourites…
In the purest Parisian tradition
Let's start with two terraces to which we are particularly attached because they reflect this timeless art de vivre of the capital. The Bar de la Croix Rouge, a few steps from Saint-Germain-des-Prés, invites you to its terrace furnished with traditional round tables and coloured cane chairs. Sit down for a drink or to enjoy their famous gourmet sandwiches. Not far from the Jardin des Plantes is Au Bon Coin, an eatery that offers a delightful and elegant bistronomic experience and a pretty terrace overlooking the street, a few steps from the very lively Rue Mouffetard.
Up in the sky at Dar Mima
A fifteen-minute walk from the Hotel Albe Saint-Michel, on the banks of the Seine, the Dar Mima occupies the roof of the magnificent building that houses the Arab World Institute. Go on a journey of a thousand flavours in this establishment created by Laurent de Gourcuff and Jamel Debouzze. Pastilla, couscous, tajine, man'ouché… The flavours explode in the mouth and delight the eyes as much as the taste buds. The superb terrace, shaded by elegant parasols, brings the ultimate touch of refinement and offers a breathtaking view of the district and the Seine.
This summer, enjoy the charm of Parisian terraces. In the heart of the Latin Quarter, a few steps from the Seine, the Hotel Albe Saint-Michel offers the perfect starting point for a discovery walk.
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Hotel Albe Saint Michel, a 3-star hotel in the heart of Saint-Michel district