Paris in August … a famously quiet time in the city due to the mass exodus of Parisians who go on summer vacation, leaving mostly tourists (and a few locals) behind to enjoy its many sights all for themselves.
Whilst this can be an idyllic time in the city with a slower pace it can also make it tricky to find somewhere to eat because the restaurant owners are also on holiday!
We don’t want you standing before closed doors so here is a quick recap of some must try restaurants, near the most iconic attractions, that are open throughout the month!
The perfect lunch spot nestled in the Trocadero Gardens with views of the Eiffel Tower! This little gem is a Japanese inspired food court, decorated with traditional ‘’yatai’’ stalls and offers an extensive street food menu. A relaxed, yet memorable, dining experience.
Nestled in the heart of the Cité de l’Architecture with breath taking views of the Eiffel Tower this seafood restaurant is worth a visit and is open throughout the month of August!
The perfect spot for a light lunch! This well-known establishment has opened a small kiosk in the Jardin des Tuileries which is perfect after a morning in the museum! Enjoy cold drinks, toasted sandwiches, Caesar salad, the Breton-Plisson hot dog, freshly made waffles or a refreshing ice cream on their large patio or with your feet in the grass like a true Parisian!
Situated in the gardens of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs this is a great address to soak up the essence of Paris and spend a special night. With a large terrace over looking the historical museum you will be hoping the sun never sets!
During spring and summer months, and depending on the weather, a must visit is this ephemeral cocktail bar located on the roof top of the Holiday Inn hotel. A true oasis up in the sky with Instagram worth scenes of the infamous Paris rooftops!
This historic Parisian brasserie is a firm favorite of ours all year round! A lively and warm establishment serving simple, yet delicious, rotisserie chicken and mouth watering sides! A stone’s throw away from the Latin Quarter and Island of Notre Dame!
Montmartre/ Sacré-Cœur / Moulin Rouge
Just a few cobbled streets from the Sacré-Coeur and the Moulin Rouge this hotel restaurant offers generous and authentic cuisine. Located on the 7th floor of the hotel, the rooftop bar & restaurant offer panoramic views over the city of love and is an ideal location to sit back and sip signature cocktails after a long day of sightseeing!
Arc de Triomphe / Champs-Élysées
Perfect anytime of the day! The restaurant at Publicis Drugstore serves from 8am until 2am! Enjoy their tasty breakfast menu, a gourmet lunch, afternoon tea-with homemade pastries, a refreshing aperitif or an elegant dinner with the most refined dishes.
If you are looking for a lunch with a side order of chic then do not miss Monsieur Dior!
Situated in the heart of the flagship store this restaurant does not disappoint on style or substance. A simple and elegant menu of fresh crab and avocado, upscale croque monsieur, fresh risotto dishes and a steak you can cut with a spoon! All this with tableware you will want to steal and service you cannot fault!
Marais/ Les Halles / Châtelet
Why not take a quick visit to Tunisia whilst here?! Inspired by the buildings of Sidi Bou Saïd this picturesque blue and white restaurant will impress you before you even eat! Delicious traditional cuisine including mechouia, couscous, filo bricks and for desert the ‘’1000 and 1 leaves’’! Your taste buds will thank us for this detour!
Located in the heart of the Marais, alongside lively dance studios, it is the epitome of Paris chic. Using delicious seasonal products, the menu offers refined gourmet cuisine without the frills. Sit back and soak the atmosphere up!
Jardin des Plantes
Les Belles Plantes is situated in the heart of the Jardin des Plantes and enables you to soak up the sun or enjoy a balmy evening in a little oasis.
Savor delicious sharing plates of Italian, Spanish and North African cuisine and a crisp glass of wine on the large terraces over looking the stunning gardens.
The Paris ‘’beaches’’
Each year, Paris gets a pop-up attraction that allows Parisians and visitors to make the most of summer in the city! From July 9 until August 21, 2022 these man made beaches are open on the Banks of the Seine and the Bassin de la Villette. Both locations offer a range of daily activities for kids and grown ups alike and for the brave an option to swim!
It is a novelty and an Parisian summer staple but worth a visit when in town. You can stay all day and select from a number of snacks, light lunches or casual dinners from the many pop up food carts and ephemeral restaurants!
Whatever you do, wherever you go and whenever that may be… you won’t go hungry in this magical city! Enjoy all the ‘’semi-peaceful’’ city has to offer in August and Bon Appétit!