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Up until recently, the Seine river banks were the Parisian expressway. After a Mayor’s decision, the fast lane was closed to the cars and rehabilitated last year into a long pedestrian walk through the city, called Les Berges (Located on the Left bank stretch of the river, from the Musée d’Orsay to Les Invalides).

There, bars popped up last year. 2014 has been the breakthrough year for this hotspot.

From sun bathed terraces to take away food and wine, find out where Parisians will be drinking and chilling on the banks this Spring & Summer seasons. Make a stop there with your friends, one hour or two, or more.

These three pop up bars are located at “Port des Invalides”: For afternoons, after work drinks, evenings and nights. Three bars, three atmospheres, with a unique view on Paris from the Left bank. With one part on the grounds and the other on water.

Guinguette RosaRosa Bonheur sur Seine and its barge

Literally translate to “While waiting for Rosa”. The ultimate riverside bar/restaurant. Order your bottle of Rosé wine at the bar -don’t mind the long queues, they don’t last- and then enjoy the sun at your wood table. You can also seat wherever you want in the area, if you want to follow the sun rays. People walking by will look at you with envy.
Where? 37 quai d’Orsay, between the Concorde et Alexandre III bridges, in the 7th arrondissement. It opens from Wednesday to Sunday from 8am to 11pm. And the bar owns its own barge that opens this June.  More on Rosa Bonheur

Flow, by the tourist in parisFlow and its restaurant / dancefloor on its barge

A few meters away from En attendant Rosa, The bar calls itself a “pop up beach”. The 400 square meters space opens from 11am to 2am. It’s slightly more expensive than the prices next door, at En attendant Rosa. So come rest on the terrace deck chairs.

Faust les apéro chic, by the tourist in parisFaust and its restaurant and nightclub under the bridge

A few meters away from Flow, on the other side of the Alexandre III bridge. A restaurant and bar in a chic but casual atmosphere providing traditional French cuisine. You can also enjoy its American cuisine food truck. Its terrace is opened from 11am to 1am. The best time Parisians choose to go there, are for sure the memorable Thursday’s after work parties.

More on Faust

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Where: 3336 Pont Alexandre III, 75007 Paris, France
Metro: Concorde (Lines 1, 8, 12)