Top 10 Terraces Opening May 2016 in Paris

Even though the sun is peaking out again, not all of the summertime terraces and patios in Paris have reopened for the season. At, we’ve decided to help you find that space you’ve been looking for, from chic or rooftop terraces to other patios filled with greenery or more zen atmospheres. Make the most of this spring-summer season with any one of these top spots, starting in May 2016!

Feel like lounging about or basking in the sun of an open patio space?

Well you’re in luck because sunny skies are here again and the city’s terrace spaces are starting to reopen to the public. Whether you’re looking for a little spot surrounded by greenery, an unobstructed view of the Paris rooftops or even a terrace just along the water, you’ll find it in our Top 10 Terraces open this May 2016.  


La Terrasse du Saint-James et son Bar à Rosés


Garden Courtyard at the Plaza Athénée
The “Cour Jardin du Plaza Athénée” is a garden courtyard that was recently redecorated by Bruno Moinard. Starting May 10th, 2016, the restaurant invited Chef Fumiko Kono to work in parallel with house Chef Mathieu Emeraud to produce a French-Japanese fusion menu in this beautiful space at 25 Avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris.

The Saint James Terrace
From mid-May to the end of September, 2016, the stunning green patio at the Saint James Paris restaurant transforms into a chic outdoor bar.
43 Avenue Bugeaud, 75116.

Le Patio de l'Hôtel Le Cinq Codet


The Patio at the Cinq Codet Hotel
Looking for an intimate and cozy spot, a patio that’s both hidden and discreet? Then head to Le Cinq Codet Hotel in Paris to rediscover, starting Thursday, May 12th, its amazing patio.
5 Rue Louis Codet, 75007 Paris

The Terrace at the Hotel Les Jardins du Marais
If you’re looking for a little spot to hang out under the trees in the middle of the capital, head to the patio at the Hotel Les Jardins du Marais, in the 11th arrondissement in Paris. It’s a truly enchanting space that’s over 16,000 sq ft!
74 Rue Amelot, 75011 Paris 

Terrace at the Sinople
For a healthy and zen break in the city, try out the hidden terrace at the Sinople, tucked away in the famous sport club Klay’s courtyard.
4 Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris 

La Javelle : la Guinguette terrasse de l’Ouest Parisien

La Javelle
In the lower level of the Port Javelle, La Javelle is the place to be this season in Paris’s Western districts. Between its relaxation spaces, aperitifs, food trucks, wellness workshops, this open air food, drink and dance space will make your head spin!
Port de Javel Bas, 75015 Paris

Terrace at the Wanderlust
We’ve got good news, and we’ve got more good news; the Wanderlust is opening for a new season, and to celebrate, they’re putting on a music festival! The lineup includes Booba, Migos, Passi & Stomy Bugsy, Max Cooper, Mawimibi and Guido (Acid Arab.)
32 Quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris

Grand Train
Ground Control, the famous pop-up outdoor bar at the base of an old train depot, is back from May 4th to October 16, 2016. The address will be the same, but the bar has changed it’s name to Grand Train!
26 ter rue Ordener, 75018 Paris

Le Playtime : la péniche terrasse piscine


Le Playtime
The beautiful canal boat parked in front of the Cité de la Mode et du Design, with its amazing terrace, great menu and idyllic view, is back! To have a nice cocktail in a new type of setting full of greenery, have a bite to eat or even have a dip in the pool, you know where to go.
34 Quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris



43 Up On The Roof
If you like a rooftop bar with a view, we’ve got good news for you! Starting May 2nd, 2016, you can look over Paris’s skyline from the 43 Up On The Roof, the summer patio at the Holiday Inn Paris-Notre Dame.
4, rue Danton, 75006 Paris


Caroline J.
Last updated on 2 May 2016

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