Have a bite to eat at museums and monuments in Paris

Some Paris museums and monuments are architectural masterpieces and welcome you for a drink or a meal

Minipalais, Paris © Didier Lefevre

Take a break between two sightseeing visits to mix cultural heritage with great food at a museum or monument in Paris.

The Perchoir at the Gare de l’Est is ideal for fans of industrial architecture and offers a close-up view of the half-rose window above the entrance to the station. At the Gare de Lyon, enjoy a luxury dining experience at the famed brasserie Le Train bleu.

Over at the Grand Palais, the Minipalais restaurant offers spectacular neo-classical decor and is a delightful place to go after admiring master paintings at the museum. Traditional French fare is served in the beautiful restaurant of the Musée d’Orsay, which has 1900s decor with modern touches.If your taste is more contemporary, you’ll love the panoramic restaurant at the Philharmonie, , fans of classic French cuisine will enjoy both the food and the one-of-a-kind view at 58 Tour Eiffel or the Café des Marronniers, in the Tuileries – one of the finest French-style gardens in Paris.

The capital has numerous heritage sites with onsite catering. Choose the place that appeals to you!

La Gare

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
19 chaussée de la Muette, Paris, 75016

Located in the old Passy-La Muette train station, in an impressive setting in the heart of the 16th arrondissement, this atypical......

Restaurant Les Arts

Gastronomic restaurant | In a museum or monument
9 bis avenue d'Iéna, Paris, 75116

A treat for the eyes and the taste buds! The large dining room is a prestigious setting for your lunches or dinners, and the......

Café Campana

Brasserie | In a museum or monument
Musée d’Orsay - 5e étage - 1 rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris, 75007

To enter the Cafe Campana is to enter an imaginary world ; the blue of the sea and the orange of coral were the colours chosen by......

Café Jacques

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......

Le Grand Café d'Orléans

Fast food | In a museum or monument
Aile du Midi - Château de Versailles, Versailles, 78000

Located within the Château de Versailles, in the Midi wing, the Grand Café d’Orléans once housed the Princes of the Blood, and......

ore-Ducasse au château de Versailles

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
Château de Versailles - Pavillon Dufour -1er étage - Place d’Armes, Versailles, 78000

Located in the heart of the Pavillon Dufour, whose reorganization has been entirely confided to the architects Dominique Perrault......

Rural by Marc Veyrat

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
2 place de la Porte Maillot, Paris, 75017

In the center of Paris, Marc Veyrat placed his new restaurant, RURAL, and reinvented the inn from the past. A timeless frame from......

Café Richelieu

Traditional French cuisine | In a museum or monument
Musée du Louvre, Paris, 75001

Just a few steps from the apartments of Napoleon III, Café Richelieu offers you the products of tea house Angelina, a French......

Le Jardin du Petit Palais

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
Musée des Beaux-arts de la ville de Paris - Avenue Winston Churchill, Paris, 75008

Located in the Petit Palais, in Paris's Musée des Beaux Arts, this restaurant opens onto a charming interior garden, decorated......

Le Ciel de Paris

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a museum or monument
Tour Maine Montparnasse - 33 avenue du Maine, Paris, 75015

Located on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower, this restaurant enjoys a magnificent view over Paris and the Eiffel Towerl.......