Cuisine: European, French
Price Range: $$
Talk about a view that is both inspired and inspiring. The Louvre's main courtyard and I. M. Pei's glass pyramid are visible from the terrace and windows of this favorite haunt of impossibly chic... Read More
Talk about a view that is both inspired and inspiring. The Louvre's main courtyard and I. M. Pei's glass pyramid are visible from the terrace and windows of this favorite haunt of impossibly chic Parisians. The tall columns, high vaulted ceilings and deep reds and golds of the decor lend an air of formality, but also a welcome respite to those who have been tromping through the museum for hours. Do note that the regular café service shuts down while it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Which means, don't even try sitting down for a coffee or a simple beverage during meal times. You will be shooed away in no uncertain terms. But, other than that little detail, nowhere else can you sit in a luxurious café overlooking the glass pyramid of the Louvre.
93, rue de Rivoli
01 49 26 06 60
- Daily 8am-Midnight
- Cafés: "Drop by in the late afternoons when lunch is very much over and dinner is just a thought. That's when this truly becomes a café."
- Best for Cafés Because: This is the only place in the world where you can gaze at the glass pyramid in the courtyard of the Louvre while sipping coffee.