3. Le Café Marly
Best View of the Louvre
Café Marly’s terrace, under the archways that flank the Napoleon Courtyard of the Louvre, has inspirational views of Chinese American architect I.M. Pei’s iconic glass and metal pyramid entrance to the world’s most famous museum (Musée du Louvre). I find it to be a wonderful place to enjoy the flowers in the square that offer a colorful landscape while savoring the features of the day. A personal favorite combination is a refreshing glass of Rosé Champagne, paired with a rich lobster salad.
There are few places in the world that are more idyllic than a Parisian café for locals and tourists alike to enjoy fresh air during the quintessential Paris afternoons and evenings. Yes, the heat can be intense at times during the summers, but the charm of Paris tops the heat anytime. I have spent a lifetime getting to know this city from a local’s perspective, and I am excited to share my favorite café suggestions for your next visit to this magical city. –Priscilla Pilon Website: www.cafe-marly.comHours: Everyday 8:00am to 2:00amLocation: 93 rue, Rivoli – 75001 Paris (facing the Pyramid, you can access from rue de Rivoli by the Passage Richelieu)Photography Courtesy Café MarlyPhotography Courtesy Maison Blanche Website: www.maison-blanche.frHours: Lunch Mon-Fri 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Dinner Daily 8:00pm - 11:00pm Location: 15 avenue, Montaigne – 75008 Paris Website: www.leshotelsbaverez.comHours: Bar Daily 4:00pm - 11:00pm | Lunch Mon-Fri 12:30pm - 2:00pm | Dinner 7:30pm - 10:00pm (Schedule is seasonal, so inquire directly)Location: 17 avenue, Kleber – 75016 Paris