Dinner in a garden setting

As well as being wonderful places to stroll, these havens of greenery have a restaurant and terrace, where you can dine in comfort.

La Grande Cascade - Terrasse , Paris © Alban Couturier

The Jardin d’Acclimatation, Jardin des Plantes, Jardin du Carrousel … As well as being wonderful places to stroll, these havens of greenery have a restaurant and terrace, where you can dine in comfort.

The Bois de Boulogne, the green lung of western Paris, has a number of gourmet establishments:L’Auberge du Bonheur close to Longchamp racecourse, and for special occasions, the starred restaurant La Grande Cascade, just next to the Bois de Boulogne’s celebrated waterfall.

In the middle of Paris too, some of the loveliest parks and gardens in the capital have a restaurant or tea room for refreshments.

As for the Loulou, within the Musée des Arts décoratifs in the Jardin du Carrousel, it has a huge terrace with a fantastic view of the Tuileries and the Eiffel Tower.

La Maison de l'Amérique Latine, terrasse dans le jardin, Paris © Elior - Frédéric Lipzyc

Situated by the Seine, close to the Eiffel Tower, the Musée du quai Branly is an architectural masterpiece designed by the architect Jean Nouvel and surrounded by a lush garden designed by Gilles Clément. There are two restaurants here. On the ground floor, Le Café Jacques with its terrace is a veritable haven of peace, away from the noise of the city and a great place for a drink or a snack. For lunch or dinner, head to the roof of the museum; the modern and elegant rooftop restaurant Les Ombres has a unique terrace in summer weather. It affords an exceptional view of the Eiffel Tower and vistas that stretch from the Palais de Chaillot to Sacré-Cœur.

The intimate Musée de la Vie romantique, in the heart of the 9th arrondissement in the New Athens district, has a charming, bucolic tea room. Open from 10am to 6pm, Un thé dans le jardin is a place where time seems to stand still. Right next to Invalides, the Musée Rodin too has a place that stands apart: tucked away in the heart of a garden with sculptures, the Café du Musée Rodin offers a delightful interlude.

Popular with children, the Jardin des Plantes has a restaurant, Les Belles Plantes, with two wonderful terraces, which opens at lunchtime.

In the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, some gardens are still little-known to the public. One such example is the Maison de l’Amérique Latine, the South-American cultural centre in Paris, which boasts one of the finest restaurants with a garden in Paris. In a hushed elegant atmosphere, you can enjoy lunch or dinner on a lovely shady terrace.

L'Ile - Terrasse jour, Paris

Finally, on the edge of Paris, the restaurant L’Île, in the heart of the Parc de l’île Saint-Germain, has a delightful terrace in a big garden. A change of scenery guaranteed!

La Grande Cascade 1/5 MICHELIN Member

Gastronomic restaurant
Allée de Longchamp - Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 75016

Mirrors and gilt, a terrace and a rotunda: the sumptuous setting enhances the pleasure of a sophisticated meal at this 1850......

Café Jacques Member

Bistro | In a museum or monument
Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac - 37 quai Branly, Paris, 75007

During the design of the museum, the architect Jean Nouvel chose to free up space on the ground floor in favour of a large......

Café Rodin Member

Traditional French cuisine | In a museum or monument
Musée Rodin Paris - 77 rue de Varenne, Paris, 75007

Whether you sit by the bay windows or out on the terrace, you can enjoy your lunch whilst overlooking the museum’s sculpture......

L'Île Member

Traditional French cuisine
Parc de l'île Saint-Germain - 170 quai de Stalingrad, Issy-les-Moulineaux, 92130

This restaurant, located in the Ile Saint Germain park, is a genuine haven of peace where you can get away from the nearby busy......

Les Ombres Member

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
27 quai Branly, Paris, 75007

In the heart of the beautiful gargen of the Musée du Quai Branly, perched on the roof terrace, the Les Ombres restaurant offers a......

La Maison de l'Amérique Latine

Gastronomic restaurant
217 boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, 75007

The restaurant is both open to the public, and adapted for receptions, seminars or dinner parties. It is known for its great......

L'Auberge du Bonheur

Traditional French cuisine
Allée de Longchamp - Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 75016

L’Auberge du Bonheur is a traditional restaurant located in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne. Offering a complete change of......