"So Parisian" bars

Special places, historic monuments, legendary cafés – the emblematic bars of the City of Light will take you back in time for a memorable evening!

Typically Parisian bars © OTCP

Le Café de Flore: A legendary café in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Situated in a very lively neighbourhood, crowded café terraces and street musicians, the Café de Flore immerses you in a timeless atmosphere. It has always been a favourite with intellectuals, and is one of the most famous cafés in the capital. Enjoy its legendary atmosphere among the red banquettes or enjoy a drink with friends on the sunny terrace.

Café des Deux Moulins: A café-brasserie that is symbolic of Montmartre

This café has been dubbed “Amélie’s café”, a shrine for fans of the film “Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain”. The café’s actual name refers to the two mills that stood close by, the Moulin Rouge and the Moulin de la Galette. The place is a great favourite for a pre-dinner drink during the week in an authentic Parisian setting.

Grand Marché Stalingrad: In a magnificent eighteenth-century listed building, with its rotunda, beside the Bassin de la Villette

The handsome eighteenth-century listed building containing the Grand Marché de Stalingrad was once a tax collection centre. It now offers multiple activities and concepts for an unmissable experience. It stands beside the Canal St. Denis, so that visitors can enjoy the sunshine during the summer months. Whether you just want a pre-dinner drink, have something to eat or dance until dawn, there is something here for everyone.

Le Carmen: Club inside a historic monument

This boudoir bar is a temple to Parisian nightlife, housed in a nineteenth-century mansion that is patronised by the most switched-on Pigalle set who spend their evenings dancing in the heady atmosphere. The magnificent setting of this former high-ceilinged house of ill repute served as Georges Bizet’s inspiration for his famous opera.

Rooftop de la Piscine Molitor: Rooftop in the most popular art déco swimming-pool in Paris

With its brightly coloured furnishings, an extraordinary view and well-made cocktails, the restaurant and roof terrace of the Molitor Swimming Pool will give you that real holiday feeling. The pool was built in 1929 and only recently restored, making it one of the finest Art Déco buildings in Paris and currently classified as an historic monument.

Les Deux Magots: Historic literary café

The café looks like a vintage postcard depicting Saint-Germain-des-Prés as it once was. This venue was the favourite of many artists and intellectuals, including Picasso and Rimbaud. A good place to meet up with friends to discuss art and literature over a nice glass of wine.

Champagne Bar on the Eiffel Tower: This champagne bar is right at the top of the Eiffel Tower

Ideal for an unforgettable, special moment together, on the top floor of the Eiffel Tower, in the open air, offers an exceptional panorama over the city. For an even more brilliant evening, you will be able to drink your champagne in a luminous glass.

Mini-Palais: Trendy cocktail bar in the heart of the Grand Palais

Its position at the heart of the Grand Palais exhibition hall, its style that is both modern and late-nineteenth-century and its view over the Seine make the Mini-Palais a special place for a trendy evening. There is a menu of 30 drinks, eleven of which are cocktails that change with the seasons. They will awaken your senses and adapt to every personality.

Consulat: A little bistro typical of Montmartre

Travel back in time next to the Butte Montmartre, the little hill on which sits the little "village" within the city, one that has managed to retain its old-world charm. Have a drink on the terrace of this café to benefit from the delightful atmosphere typical of old Paris.

Bar Botaniste of the Shangri-La Hotel: Lounge-bar in one of the finest Parisian palaces

The Shangri-La Hotel bar renders homage to Prince Roland Bonaparte and his passion for botany, from the decor to the cocktail menu. This is an elegant and very trendy meeting-place, combining modernity with history. Only on Wednesday evenings, a DJ will add to your enjoyment at the champagne bar that is only open on that day.