La Terrasse des Archives
Cuisine: Burger, European, French
On a lovely tree-shaded corner just across the street from the side entrance to Les Archives, the national archives, sits this lovely local's caf�nd restaurant. The fancy isn't in the food but... Read More
On a lovely tree-shaded corner just across the street from the side entrance to Les Archives, the national archives, sits this lovely local's caf�nd restaurant. The fancy isn't in the food but in the setting and there's really nowhere else like it in Paris. You can sit out on the large covered patio, the "terrasse" which occupies nearly the whole street corner and is graced even further by a last-century -working - stone water fountain. In addition to serving a light Parisian breakfast of caf�roissant/orange juice, they do brisk lunch and dinner services mainly catering to the many loyal patrons who work in the trendy shops and Marais businesses surrounding this location. An evening glass of wine during happy hour out on the sidewalk patio is unrivaled in terms of soaking up some true Parisian atmosphere.
51 rue des Archives
- Best Value: "Now that Les Archives, the national archives of France, gardens are open to the public, make this stop your before or after relaxation point once you've taken in the lovely, tranquil gardens of this formerly closed-to-the-public landmark grounds."
- Recommended as Best Value Because: Perched on its tree-shaded leafy corner intersection of quiet Marais streets just across from the national archives, this spot is singular in Paris.