The best views in Paris? The rooftop terrace of the Printemps & lunch at Brasserie Printemps

It’s hard to resist a view of the beautiful rooftops of Paris. I recently discovered perhaps my new favourite place to enjoy the sunshine and some amazing views of the city, complete with gold domes galore. On the top of the Printemps department store, there is a small café with a spectacular roof terrace giving you amazing views right across the city. If you’re not in the mood for eating, you can still go up there and take some great photos.

If you’re in the mood for something a bit more glamourous, and are there around lunchtime, head to the Brasserie Printemps on the 6th floor of the Printemps de la Mode. Set under a magnificent glass dome built in 1923, you can have a delicious lunch here in spectacular surroundings.

Menu and prices

  • Printemps Haussmann, 64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris. metro: Havre Caumartin

The café with the roof terrace is on the top of the Printemps de la Maison, and is called Deli Cieux. The food  is ok, not very exciting and a bit overpriced. If you’re looking to eat, lunch is much better downstairs in the brasserie.

Brasserie Printemps open Monday through Saturday for lunch.

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