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Seven dream terraces to take in the view

20% lounge
30% Zen
50% incredible

New York has its rooftops, and France has its terraces. Here’s our pick of some that are worth a detour.

The perched +

Located in Paris’s 11th arrondissement, the Perchoir Ménilmontant started the trend for Parisian rooftops. This place is a must-visit with breathtaking views of the whole of eastern Paris. On the menu: comfort food (rib of beef with house Béarnaise sauce) and a polished wine list.

Le Perchoir Ménilmontant, 14, rue Crespin du Gast, Paris 11th.

La + carte postale

Sat at the top of the Radisson Blu 1885 hotel, the bar offers a prestige terrace with stunning 360-degree views of the entire Cannes bay. A special mention goes to the varied menu. Enough to keep you there all night!

Hôtel Radisson Blu 1885, 2 Boulevard du Midi Jean Hibert, 06414 Cannes.

The bohemian +

Head to Alriq in Bordeaux where you can dance, sing and enjoy wonderful views once night falls at cocktail hour. A dance hall with a bucolic, wooded setting that offers a good-natured bohemian atmosphere.

La guinguette ZA Quai des Queyries, Port Bastide, 33100 Bordeaux.

La + aérée

Nestled on the saône river’s banks, a few kilometers away from lyon, the restaurant les petites voiles ‘s terrace offers a bistrot cuisine and a breathtaking view for the sunset.
Notice to sunday sailors, you can even dock to the pontoon by boat.

Les petites voiles, 197 chemin halage, 01600 parcieux

The bucolic +

As its name suggests, the Hôtel Particulier Montmartre stands at the heart of Montmartre hill. Hidden at the end of a private passageway, the hotel’s garden offers a real haven of peace far away from the noise and traffic. The perfect place to enjoy tea or a glass of wine beneath the canopy.

Bar Le Très Particulier, Hôtel Particulier Montmartre, 23, avenue Junot, Paris 18th.

The winter +

Located on the 7th floor of Galeries Lafayette, the ephemeral Ice Cube Bar is the perfect place to warm up in the middle of a cold snap. You can enjoy tapas and a glass of wine sat beneath canopies in the shape of igloos. Ice Cube Bar, open for the 2016/2017 winter season, 7th floor of La Coupole, on the terrace of the Galeries Lafayette Haussman store, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9th.

The panoramic +

A relaxed atmosphere on the terrace of Bar de la Côte in Biarritz. Comfortable furniture, the thunder of the surf, sunset over the sea, and cassolette platters to share.

Bar de la Côte, Plage de la Côte des Basques, 10 Boulevard du Prince de Galles, 64200 Biarritz.

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