Paris the Seine, Paris the party!
Par Sandra Serpero
In order to enjoy the sunny days, leave the city’s pavements and head for the Seine! This season, these open-air spots by the water’s edge are becoming more attractive than ever. Under the Parisian sky, they exhale a breath of freedom, give free rein to our desires and demonstrate a beautiful art of living. Let the summer begin! By Sandra Serpero.
Mademoiselle Mouche: the chicest
After 2 successful seasons that welcomed more than 100,000 people and 600 artists, the Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches is back in the spotlight again, this time with a focus on ephemeral love and the excitement of the Roaring Twenties on the roof of its pier. Bye-bye Monsieur Mouche, welcome Mademoiselle Mouche! The same dream address for the Compagnie des Bateaux-Mouches’ popular rooftop, which deploys its green decor in front of the Eiffel Tower. Throughout the summer and until October 15th, we can come to enjoy, in this suspended garden, effervescent evenings sipping delicious cocktails with deliciously quaint names: the Gourgandine, the Malicieuse… And the birds of the day are not left behind: the good news is the new Club’s brunch, the adjoining panoramic restaurant, which this year will be open every Sunday and Saturdays too!
Mademoiselle Mouche, Rooftop in the Bateau-Mouches Jetty
Port de la Conférence – Pont de l’Alma. Paris 8ème. www.mademoisellemouche.paris
FAUST: the most electro
Complete makeover for the the FAUST’s terrace, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in Paris. Located under the Pont Alexandre III, at the foot of the Esplanade des Invalides, the FAUST enjoys a unique location and welcomes this season Fratellini, a new restaurant with Italian colors. On the menu, Neapolitan and Roman pizzas and emblematic products of La Botte. For the thirsty, well-struck cocktails, for the ambiance a sharp soundtrack and for the magic you must simply open your eyes: the bridge of the Invalides, the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower illuminated before heading to the dance floor to dance until the end of the night.
FAUST, Pont Alexandre III, Paris 7th. Monday to Friday from 19h to 23h. Saturday and Sunday continuous service from 12h to 23h. www.faustparis.fr
La Démesure sur Seine: the coolest
The Démesure’s pretty guinguette returns to its summer quarters once again at the Rapée port for a new season dedicated to celebration and pleasure. On the menu for this 2019 edition are games with a Molkky court (Finnish bowling) and a petanque ground to have fun with friends. In terms of food, the service continuously serves Mediterranean grills and fresh fish served in ceviche, tartar or poke bowls. For the thirsty, a fine selection of wines, enticing cocktails and a Dom Perignon happy hour from 17h to 21h. Plus, djs play great music: sunny tunes and happy-feelings. The bonus? Every Sunday, a brunch for kids who can invite themselves to their parents’ table. And for them, it’s free!
La Démesure sur Seine, 69 Port de la Rapée, Paris 12ème. Tél. : 06 64 80 61 11 ou 07 66 06 28 45. www.lademesuresurseine.net
Polpo plage: the most beachy
Fine sand, long benches, parasols, deckchairs, an outdoor bar, tables d’hôtes: welcome to Polpo Plage! This ephemeral spot, moored to the Seine banks in Levallois Perret, takes us on holiday every weekend. To satisfy everyone’s appetite, a premium snacking service which bet on the quality of its products. Proposed on the menu are small gourmet lobster sandwiches available in two forms: Connecticut and Avocado. And the Superproducer jars: fine chickpea cream, hake with mustard seeds rillettes, organic Artichoke fine cream, to spread on beautiful slices from Pain du Marais. To top it all off, animations and surprises every weekend for adults and children alike. You can follow it all live on Instagram and Facebook.
Polpo beach, 47 quai Charles Pasqua, 92300 Levallois Perret. Open until September every Friday and Saturday from 17h to midnight and Sunday from 11h to 20h.
The Bal de la Marine: the most eco-friendly
This charming barge moored to the Sufren port and turned towards the Seine, advocates slow food. Featured on the menu are ultra-fresh fish, organic baskets, oysters, tapas of the sea and great white wines to wash it all down. This spot, which carries high its ambition of offering a celebration for all, vibrates every day with its live concerts (funk, jazz, blues, French songs, world music): we dance, we sing! Do not miss the 1st of June: the Latin ball. And as a bonus, Le Bal de Marine offers activities focused on well-being with yoga classes, aromatherapy workshops … You can follow the program on Facebook.
The Bal de la Marine, port of Sufren, Paris 7th. Open Monday to Friday from 4pm to midnight, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to midnight.
River Café: the most gastronomic
Located at the entrance of Issy-les-Moulineaux on the Seine river banks, this XL restaurant offers an elegant and vegetated decor with bamboo, orange, hydrangea and rose. A really great restaurant with a menu inspired by Parisian breweries and, throughout the summer (July and August), you can enjoy a BBQ with the best-of-the-best products that are all sent straight to the grill: blue lobster, prime rib, Saint-Pierre, Turbotin … What’s new in 2019? The live musical every Friday night on the terrace: a cool jazzy atmosphere or jazzy swing. You just want a drink? Head to the Garden Bar, open from 15h to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays and every day at the time of the aperitif.
Shore Cafe, 146 quai Stalingrad, 92130 Issy-Les-Moulineaux. www.rivercafe.paris
Rosa Bonheur sur Seine: the most festive
The famous Buttes-Chaumont guinguette, which needs no introduction, offers once again its Seine version with a brand new, even more spacious barge crowned with a rooftop top deck. Moored to the same address, at the foot of the Invalides, Rosa 2 preserves the fundamentals that made her success, a happy mix of people and genres and the rules of the night: drink, eat and dance together! Quality products and low prices, we enjoy here homemade tapas and pizzas over a wood fire, can hydrate with rosé and dance at live rehearsals. In short, we love it.
Rosa Bonheur on the Seine, Port des Invalides, Paris 7th. Every day from 12h to 1h (midnight on Sunday, 2h on weekends).