3TERRACES TO SOAK UP THE LATE SUM­MER SUN

Sum­mer may be al­most over, but you can still spend your days sip­ping cock­tails and tak­ing in the views from one of Paris’ many sun-dap­pled café ter­races. Here is our pick of the best places to go to catch the last of the rays

France - - Les Nouvelles -

MONCOEUR BELLEVILLE, 20TH

This fash­ion­able res­tau­rant and bar high on the hills of east­ern Paris near the Parc de Belleville at­tracts the crowds thanks to its views and au­then­tic, great-value cui­sine. Tasty dishes in­clude mar­i­nated beef with mashed car­rots and avo­cado, and salmon-laden brunches. The ter­race is large enough to host rock, jazz and blues con­certs, held on Sun­day af­ter­noons and on se­lected evenings from May to Septem­ber. If you are not din­ing, pop in for a kir royale, pastis or rosé and watch the sun set be­hind the Eif­fel Tower. 1 Rue des En­vierges, 75020 Paris Metro: Pyrénées (line 11) mon­coeurbelleville.com

TERRASS’ HO­TEL, 18TH

Oc­cu­py­ing an Art-deco build­ing in the heart of Mont­martre, this re­fined ho­tel is renowned for its re­laxed at­mos­phere and for hav­ing one of the best rooftop ter­races in the cap­i­tal. Take the lift or climb the 127 steps to the sev­enth-floor, where a res­tau­rant and bar look on to a dap­pled out­door space dec­o­rated with pa­tio shrubs, cush­ioned ban­quettes and swing seats. The ter­race is open to din­ers dur­ing the day, but is re­served for bar ser­vice in the evenings. Prices are high (the 16 sig­na­ture cock­tails cost €17) but you have the bonus of stun­ning 180° city views. 12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris Métro: Blanche (line 2)

BRASSERIE AUTEUIL, 16TH

Lo­cated in a con­verted rail­way sta­tion near Porte d’auteuil, this Ital­ian brasserie boasts a new rooftop ter­race that has the mak­ings of a Tus­can villa re­treat, with green veg­e­ta­tion, wicker chairs and printed cush­ions. The food in­cludes mini-piz­zas, arancini (stuffed rice balls), bur­rata (cheese made from moz­zarella and cream) and in­dul­gent Ital­ian ice cream, which go per­fectly with a cock­tail from the huge out­door bar. The ter­race’s west-fac­ing po­si­tion means that it is splashed in sun­shine in the evening, the per­fect time to un­wind, as the res­i­dent DJ cre­ates a Riviera party feel af­ter dark. 78 Rue d’auteuil, 75016 Paris Métro: Porte d’auteuil (line 10) auteuil-brasserie.com

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