Parisian museums are nuggets for those who want to open up to discovery. In addition to introducing us to the art, they allow us to treat ourselves to well-deserved gourmet breaks. Between two visits, do not miss to sit down at the beautiful tables of their restaurant. Here are our favorites to combine food and culture!
Why do we like it? The Camondo pays magnificent homage to the museum that houses it and offers a sumptuous decor with a large central bar, metal columns and Persian rugs. On the menu, it is his neo-brasserie dishes that seduce. It is easy to understand why its beautiful terrace is very popular in summer...
Why do we like it? Le Georges is not a brasserie like the others since it is worthily installed on the roof of the Center Georges Pompidou. In addition to dishes flirting with Asian flavors, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of all of Paris.
Why do we like it? Right in the heart of the Cité de l'Architecture, the latest addition to Monsieur Bleu's team, Girafe, won over the upper crust of Paris in just a few months. The 30's decor brings incomparable charm to the main room. In fine weather, sit on the terrace with a view of the Eiffel Tower to enjoy a lunch or dinner with the good taste of the sea.
Cafe Laperouse Concorde
Why do we like it? In addition to the Hôtel de la Marine itself, Parisians also go to Place de la Concorde to treat themselves to a break, on the terrace of the Cafe Laperouse. Breakfast, afterwork or aperitif with friends… Any occasion is good to squat on this pretty patio sheltered from the urban frenzy!
Cafe Jacquemart André
Why do we like it? Housed in a magnificent private mansion, the Jacquemart-André museum benefits from an extraordinary setting. Well sheltered in the courtyard or in the dining room of the house, more than good dishes, you can taste an elegant and refined way of life.
Musée Jacquemart-André, 158 boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris. 01 45 62 11 59. To reserve your entry to the museum, it's here !
Why do we like it? Art Deco lovers will find their happiness in the beautiful dining room of the Monsieur Bleu restaurant at the Palais de Tokyo. On the menu, there are well-executed modern classics. But, the real asset of the place is the sublime terrace with a view of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower.
Why do we like it? With its beautiful imperial columns, its majestic room and its breathtaking view of the Mini Palais, the restaurant of the same name is a tribute to architecture and art. The menu is worked by the three-starred chef Eric Frechon to offer us perfectly prepared classic dishes.
The Museum of Romantic Life
Why do we like it? With its pretty glass roof and its small flowered garden, the tea room of the Museum of Romantic Life is the ideal address to cut yourself off from the Parisian frenzy. The sweets concocted by the famous Rose Bakery delight us throughout the day.
Museum of Romantic Life at the Hotel Scheffer-Renan, 16 rue Chaptal, 75009 Paris. 01 55 31 95 67. To reserve your entry to the museum, it's here !
Why do we like it? At the heart of the Louvre Palace, the restaurant of the Museum of Decorative Arts aims to be authentic and very friendly. As at Girafe, the magnificent decoration was left in the hands of Joseph Dirand. Marble, velvet benches, wall caning… It's like being in the living room of a passionate collector. On the plates, we discover Mediterranean dishes that breathe the sun and the generosity of the south: shellfish cooked in a slightly spicy broth, tomatoes, vitello tonnato, half-cooked tuna, or even the sublime veal chop Milanese... emerges completely conquered!
The Café of the Rodin Museum
Why do we like it? The chic canteen of the Rodin Museum is our secret spot for a light and seasonal lunch in the heart of the magnificent gardens. Here, one can admire the master's sublime sculptures and enjoy a rare and precious calm.
Rodin Museum Paris, 77 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris. 01 44 18 61 10. To reserve your entry to the Rodin Museum, it's here !
The Man's Cafe
Why do we like it? Café de L'Homme is the chic address for lunch if you want to see and be seen. People come here to feast on brasserie dishes with a view of the Eiffel Tower and the Jardin du Trocadéro. Afterwards, you have the choice of visiting the Musée de l'Homme, the National Maritime Museum, the City of Architecture and Heritage or the National Theater of Chaillot.
The Man's Cafe, 17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75116 Paris. 01 44 05 30 15. To reserve your entry to the Musée de l'Homme, it's here !
& our favourite: Café Jacques
In the heart of the lush garden of Quai Branly Museum - Jacques Chirac throne the Cafe Jacques, just on the ground floor of Les Ombres restaurant. With its sunny garden terrace and its very soothing bucolic atmosphere, this table signed Ducasse Culture easily seduced.
In this contemporary setting, all in glass, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower enjoying your meal.
Why do we like it? Here, the menu highlights cuisine and formulas imbued with naturalness, freshness and elegant simplicity... It gives pride of place to vegetables and fresh, mainly sourced around Paris and its region. Whether for a snack break, lunch or a snack – the establishment offers a selection of delicious pastries! – the Café Jacques welcomes you throughout the day.