Café le Jardin du Petit Palais
Cuisine: European, French
What many visitors to Paris don't realize, is that this museum, which sits just across the street from the Grand Palais, and which is not so little at all, offers free museum entry year-round to its... Read More
What many visitors to Paris don't realize, is that this museum, which sits just across the street from the Grand Palais, and which is not so little at all, offers free museum entry year-round to its permanent exhibits. The other oft-unknown little tidbit about this wonderful Parisian place is that it has one of the most charming garden cafés in this part of Paris. Indeed, since it is located just off the Champs-Elysées, you can often try to think of an inviting, classy but not too Champs-Elysées-expensive place to relax in around here. Keep in mind though that while the setting is fancy the food here is not. Meals are served in a sort of lunch box or snack box style which is another reason why the prices here are so reasonable. It's a wonderful spot to catch your breath or enjoy a light lunch or both. And since the café is in the inner courtyard of the museum, you are sure to be sheltered from noise, traffic and other possible urban annoyances.
- Outdoor Dining: "It's free to go to this café situated inside the Petit Palais, one of Paris' lovely museums, since entrance to the museum is also free year-round. While there though, and after you've fortified yourself, of course, it just might be a goo idea to take in the museum's temporary exhibit which is always a big cultural draw."
- Best for Outdoor Dining Because: A café in the open air courtyard of a Paris museum, one whose name translates to "Little Palace" is a Parisian moment not to miss.