THE HIDDEN TERRACES OF THE MARAIS

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With the arrival of sunny days comes the desire to sip a cocktail under the sun in terraces. Let’s set off to explore the hidden terraces of the capital!

Between green, chic and original terraces, you will be delighted to enter the secret gardens. Some offer true havens of peace in the heart of Paris.

Acumen offers its selection of well-kept secrets of the Marais, places that hold real treasures in beautiful terraces.

BAMBOU TERRASSE

BAMBOU

Not far from “rue des Jeûneurs,” Bambou has invested an old fabric workshops.
Today, Thomas Delafon and Jean-Pierre Lopes are spreading an aura of sharing in a 500 m2 place where it is good to bask all day long.

This bistro plays with chic exoticism for both the menu and the decor. We first pass in front of a wall of mottled bird cages from China, a leather and metal dragon and an old elevator. Further on, after crossing the restaurant rooms, you can see a small green terrace. There, you can taste a Franco-Thai cuisine signed by Antonin Bonnet: coconut rice of great sweetness or its partner Pad Thai of finesse bathed in subtle lime flavors. A real trip to Southeast Asia in the heart of Paris.

Open daily, noon to 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
In the evening, Bambou has two services: the first at 7:00 p.m./8:00 p.m. and the second at 9:45 p.m./10:15 p.m.

23, rue des Jeûneurs, Paris 2e
01 40 28 98 30

GRAND COEUR INSTAGRAM PICTURE

GRAND COEUR

The Grand Coeur terrace is located in a beautiful, cobbled courtyard and adjoins the lively dance studios in the neighborhood. This former coaching inn hosts a chic and contemporary brasserie: a place where various materials mix, ranging from rough stones, where gigantic mirrors spring up, to exposed beams and marble tables.
But that’s not all: this Parisian bistro is also directed by the Argentinian chef, three-star for his restaurant, Mirazur, in Menton: Mauro Colagreco.

On the plate, we immediately recognize the touch of Mauro Colagreco: vegetables in rolls are crunchy as desired, the lobster has a perfect texture, the shoulder of lamb is sweet and crunchy, the caramel cream served on a bed dulce de leche is wonderfully smooth. Accompany these generous and quality dishes with German Riesling, Santenay or one of the many wines from organic farming at low prices in a warm atmosphere.

Open Monday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 7:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

41, rue du Temple, Paris 4th
01 58 28 18 90

griffon paris

GRIFFON

On the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, there is a half-open metal gate that reveals a tree-lined terrace dotted with antique furniture, tables and chairs—Griffon.

You surely haven’t heard of it yet, but you will understand: this open-air space is imagined by Cultplace and is nestled in the emblematic district of the Marais.

The building dates from the 16th century, and today it has been taken over by the entrepreneurial duo Renaud Barillet and Fabrice Martinez, who created the capital’s trendy “Bellevilloise” and the “Rotonde Stalingrad.” They have created a cozy atmosphere by decorating the Griffon’s terrace and interior with bricks and antique sofas. You have to go take a look at the hidden terrace, a refuge where you can taste a variety of concocted beverages to accompany simple and appetizing dishes. Burratina with grilled vegetables, Morteau sausage, platters of cold meats and cheeses, all to spend an exceptional moment in a retro setting.

Griffon is much more than a culinary address: it is a place of life that offers a diverse cultural program, meetings and exchanges, in a paved courtyard steeped in history.

Open Wednesday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to midnight
Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to midnight

55 bis, rue des Francs-Bourgeois, Paris 4th