Le Flore en L'Isle
Most people who know Paris think of Saint-Germain des Pres when they think of the famous Cafe Flore. But this, by far, is the prettiest location for this iconic cafe that serves light refreshments. At... Read More
Most people who know Paris think of Saint-Germain des Pres when they think of the famous Cafe Flore. But this, by far, is the prettiest location for this iconic cafe that serves light refreshments. At least it is in the summer time, when being near the water can make the difference between enjoying a pleasant afternoon to feeling stifled in the city heat. Sidewalk dining is the strategy here, because if you can nab a table and chairs on the terrace, your view onto the Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris is unobstructed. You can watch moment by moment as this great landmark is reconstructed before your very eyes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served here though you are best keeping with the basics such as omelettes, salads and steak-frites. It is, of course, a bit pricier than other cafes, but it's the mllion dollar view of the boats as they go by along the Seine beneath your feet and the grande dame of all churches that you are paying for here.
42 Quai d'Orleans
- Waterfront Dining: "When the famous ice cream parlor, Berthillon, closes down in August, you can still get the delicious ice creams and sorbets served to you here throughout the summer months. In the evenings, if you are lucky enough to snag a table during cocktail hour, there isn't a better seat in all of Paris in which to watch the boats, and the world, go by."
- Best for Waterfront Dining Because: Watch the river cruise boats glide by underneath the Pont Saint-Louis and sip something refreshing..