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When the sun sets as late as it does here in Paris, what better idea is there than to enjoy the illuminated nights in calm (and hidden) terraces throughout the city?

A favorite for Parisians, we present you our top twelve recommended spots for summer 2015. And don’t forget the rooftops open all year long.

Your chic terrace on the Seine: Les Jardins du Pont-Neuf

Your chic and scenic floating terrace on the Seine. Les Jardins de Pont-Neuf is a new spot, just open in summer 2015 that is quickly gaining recognition for its cool atmosphere and postcard-like surroundings.

Les Jardins du Pont-Neuf, by the tourist in paris

Where? Quai de l’Horloge, 75001 Paris. Metro: Pont Neuf (line 9) or Cité (line 4)

Your view of Paris: Le Terrass Hotel

Freshly reopened 4-star hotel in Montmartre Terrass Hotel (in June 2015, after 7 months of renovation) has the most amazing terrace overlooking Paris from the hill. Come there for lunch or dinner or a drink at the bar until 11pm. A most perfect romantic date to enjoy the sunset on the city. Official Website.

Terrass Hotel, by the tourist in paris

When? Everyday until 11pm
Where? Rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris. Metro: Place de Clichy, (Lines 2 & 13)

Your Canal terrace: Paname Brewing Company

Le Paname Brewing Company. A brand new beer bar overlooking the Canal, right next to le Pavillon des Canaux. Following the local craft beer trend, the bar brews its own artisanal beers. Have a look at the beer list.

Paname Brewing Company, by the tourist in paris
When? Everyday from 10am to 2am. More on the Facebook page.
 41 Quai de la Loire 75019 Paris. Metro: Laumière or Ourcq (Line 5)

Your barge: Le Playtime

Simultaneously a restaurant, terrace, pool, bar, and boat, Le Playtime is your superb lunchtime destination. With a fresh and original menu, the Playtime restaurant offers a great dining experience, ideal after little splash in the pool. Open 7 days a week!

Le Playtime, by the Tourist in Paris

When? From Monday-Thursday & Sunday from 11AM to 2AM and from Friday-Saturday from 11AM to 5AM.
Where? Le Playtime, 
34 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris
. Métro: Gare d’Austerlitz (lines 5 and 10).

Your secret patio: Café Cour

Hidden in a courtyard of the Marais (Cour Renaudot), this secret patio, open for the first time to the public, seems an isle of tranquility in the midst of the crowded and busy streets of the neighborhood. You won’t regret stopping by for lunch or to have a drink during the summer days.

La cour du marais, by the tourist in paris

When? From June 1st to November 27th. From Sunday to Wednesday from noon to 9PM (11PM on Fridays and Saturdays).
Where? Café Cour (turn right in the Cour du Marais), 55 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 75003 Paris. Métro : Rambuteau (line 11)

Your rooftop: Le Perchoir Marais

On the roof of department store BHV/Marais, this bar is the ideal location to take advantage of the sun right across Hôtel de Ville. Sit, relax, have a cocktail and some snacks – perfect after a nice day in the Marais. Come early!

Perchoir Marais, by the tourist in paris

When? From June 15th to September 2015. Open from 8:15PM to 2AM on weekdays and from noon to 2AM on weekends.
Where? Top floor of BHV/Marais, 37 rue de la verrerie, 75004 Paris. Métro : Hôtel de Ville (line 1)

Your eclectic terrace: Les Petites Gouttes

In the north of Paris, find a restaurant, bar, terrace, and club all in one in the Goutte d’Or district. Whatever the time or the day, you’ll find a young, thirty-something crowd chilling to electro and enjoying delicious cocktails at Les Petites Gouttes.

When? Open from Monday-Sunday from 11AM to 2AM.
Where? 12 Esplanade Nathalie Sarraute, 75018 Paris. Métro: La Chapelle (line 2) or Marx Dormoy (line 12)

Your Basque terrace: Au Trinquet

A sports complex on the quay Saint-Exupéry and modelled after Basque pelota court, Le Trinquet transforms itself this summer to host sports, drinks, barbecues, and Basque cuisine outside until 2AM. Especially popular on Thursday nights in the capital, don’t miss this cultural and outdoorsy spot in Paris!

Au trinquet Paris, by the tourist in paris

When? Every Thursday from 7PM to 2AM.
Where? Au Trinquet, 8 Quai Saint-Exupéry, 75016 Paris. Métro: Porte de Saint-Cloud (line 9)

Your rustic bobo refuge: Le Pavillon Puebla

A new hotspot in the Northeast of Paris, Le Pavillon Puebla provides a great “bobo” locale to enjoy a glass in the sun and in the evening. Lost within the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont and located in a building dating from the Second French Empire, it is surrounded by lush greenery and is inviting to all.

Pavillon Puebla, by The Tourist in Paris

When? From Wednesday-Saturday from 4PM to 2AM
Where? Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, 75019 Paris. Metro: Buttes-Chaumont (line 7 bis)

Your ephemeral unusual bar: Ground Control

After its first successful season last year on the Quay of Austerlitz, the pop-up bar Ground Control is back again in 2015. This summer, it is located in a former SNCF (railway) depot, in La Chapelle in the north of Paris. Until October 15th, you will find a fun area with terraces to eat, drink, dance, chill, and even play ping-pong with a trattoria and multiple bars. Furthermore, they also host live DJ sets and concerts.

ground Control, by The tourist in Paris

When? Until October 15th, From Wednesdays-Sundays until 12:30AM.
Where? 26ter rue Odener, 75018 Paris. Metro : Marcadet-Poissonniers (lines 4 and 12)Your top 7 sun-kissed and lively summer terraces in Paris

Your hipster hangout: Sonnenkönig

By the famous Saint-Ouen flea market in North Paris just outside the 18th arrondissement, this spot has a great terrace with vintage deco and artisanal craft beer for a sunny and chill vibe. It also serves burgers and sausages accompanied by DJs in open air.

Sonnenkönig by the Tourist in Paris

When? Open weekends from 10AM to 12AM, Mondays from 12PM to 3PM, Thursdays from 6PM to 12AM, and Fridays from 12PM to 3PM and 6PM to 12AM.
Where? 77 Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen
Metro: Porte de Clignancourt (line 4)

Your bobo rooftop in North Paris: La Brasserie Barbès

Nested in a district once deserted by trendy Parisians, and moving towards a gentrification with the arrival of local hipsters and bobos, La Brasserie Barbès (the name of the area, the street is in and metro station across the street is Barbès) is a new 700 square-meter neo-industrial restaurant, bar, dancing and rooftop on three floors.

Brasserie Le Barbès, by the tourist in paris

 Your eclectic hotspot by the Seine: Les Nautes

The happy and open atmosphere (especially in the summer with no cars) makes Les Nautes the perfect place to grab an afternoon iced tea, or an early evening mojito. Or, head to the Seine for a night out until 2AM with DJs playing Afro latino groove funk.

Les Nautes game, by the Tourist in Paris

When? Original Hours: Open from 5PM to 2AM on Wednesday-Friday, from 1PM to 2AM on Saturday, and from 10AM to 12AM on Sunday / Summer Hours (July 14th to August 20th, 2015): Open from 9AM to 2AM every day, with the bar open at 5PM on weekdays and 11AM on weekends. The restaurant operates from 7:30PM to 11PM every night.
Where? 1 Quai des Célestins, 75004, Paris. Metro: Pont-Marie (line 7)

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