Paris is one of my greatest loves; no matter how many times I go there, the city still manages to surprise me in every other corner. There are tons of great terraces and cute little cafes (some of my absolute favourites include Boot Cafe, Ob-La-Di and Cafe Kistune) but Le Georges is a really special spot that I couldn’t compare to any other place.
Located on the top floor of the Museum of Modern Art, Centre Georges Pompidou or Beaubourg as the locals call it, Le Georges offers some of the best views over the Parisian skyline, all the way from the Eiffel Tower to the Sacre Coeur in Montmartre. Its rooftop terrace is a great place to rest on a sunny day between admiring the museum exhibitions or exploring the nearby Marais. Opened back in 2000 by Gilbert and Jean-Louis Costes of the renowned Hôtel Costes, it attracts a very chic and trendy crowd. The decor is minimalistic with geometric lines and avant-garde elements along the lines of the museum’s architecture and I love the detail of the beautiful red roses on each table.
While service is not consistently good, I find the food quite interesting (and pricey as you might expect but it’s a treat!) with fusion dishes marrying French cuisine with Asian accents. Cocktails are pretty good too, plus the Pink Bar is something to see! You won’t need a reservation if you just have a cup of coffee or a light bite but make sure to book a table if you’re heading there for a proper meal. There’s a dedicated elevator for Le Georges until 20:50 but I prefer the caterpillar entrance from Rue Rambuteau as I love the views.
|Address: Rue Beaubourg 19, 75001 Paris, France|
|Telephone: +33 1 44784799|
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