The legendary terraces of Paris
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As soon as the fine weather arrives, Parisians head for the terraces. For a quick coffee in the morning or a bistronomic meal on a mild summer evening, terraces are perfect for getting some fresh air along with delicious delights. Why not take advantage of your stay in Paris and discover them? The Hotel Le Six team invites you to take a tour of the legendary terraces of the Left Bank.
The terraces of intellectuals and artists
Let’s start with two terraces made legendary during the 20th century, those of the Café des Deux Magots on the Boulevard Saint-Germain, and the Rotonde in Montparnasse, at the corner of the boulevards Raspail and Montparnasse. The Deux Magots, next to the equally famous Café de Flore, welcomed all the intellectuals of the 1930s and, later, those of the French New Wave. That’s why you might sense a ghostly echo of the presence of Sartre, Sagan or even Godard. As for the Rotonde, that famous brasserie maintains its memories of Picasso, Modigliani, Cocteau, Gershwin and more...
Typical Parisian terraces
Perhaps less famous than the aforementioned, the terrace of the restaurant Les Antiquaires on the Rue du Bac offers a perfect germanopratine atmosphere. The varied menu offers a range of seafoods and traditional Parisian brasserie dishes as well as more current creations. Finally, check out the Terrasse de Madame. This restaurant nestled in the heart of the Jardin du Luxembourg is a gourmet haven in the midst of greenery. It offers a calm and cool break surrounded by the park’s magnificent spaces, away from the city’s hustle and bustle.
The Hotel Le Six is ideally located in the 6th arrondissement, not far from all the famous attractions of the Left Bank. Between a visit to the Rodin Museum or the Giacometti Institute and a shopping trip to the Bon Marché, take a seat on a terrace!
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Le Six Paris, 4-star Hotel & Spa in the heart of 6th arrondissement