I got to go to a soirée the other night at an über secret location for an event that I can’t even share with you!
I was only able to take pictures of the view…
BUT WHAT A VIEW!!!!
There is nothing more delightful and Parisian than the rooftops as they jostle each other for skyline space and the horizon jumps along the chimney pots like on a harmonious musical chord that skips and and falls and rises with a joyful tune.
People love to climb the Eiffel tower to see the view that spreads out below them up those 1789 steps (yes that’s 1789 steps in remembrance of the French revolution mind you). I myself am a big fan of the Dame de fer (the iron Lady as the French call her). But I don’t think any view in Paris could be THAT good without her in it! And if you’re on top of the tower, you can’t see her in the view below, now can you.
There are several spots where she sets the scene like nothing else can, and one of them is on top of the Georges Pompidou center. At the top of the modern art museum of Paris, there is a restaurant fittingly called Georges. Panoramic windows give a full range of sights to gaze upon if your dinner date isn’t too hot, and there is a terrace full of tables for seasonal dining under the open sky. And if that isn’t enough, the interior gives an echo of the modern art theme of the museum, a Costes design . There’s an industrial-slash-Dali type of feel to the decor that has soft shapes, a juxtaposition of both warm and cool colors and hard materials. Chez Georges they also understand attention to detail, one long stem rose is set upon each table. A great way to spend a lavish afternoon post museum visit, or for a romantic evening with your amour. Georges has the view you always wanted…a pretty date framed by the backdrop that is Paris.
Lunch or dinner with a view you’ll talk about for a long time after. Reservations recommended. World cuisine. Expect to spend between 50-70€ per person.
19, Rue Beaubourg, 6ème étage, 75004 Paris
Want a stunning view of the Parisian skyline, while you kiss your sweetie, sans the tourists??? STOP! Don’t go to Sacre Coeur! There you have to battle with panhandlers and bad guitarists singing “No Woman No Cry” with some drunk hippies sprawled on the steps up to the Basilique.
Head over to the 20th arrondissement, and discover the parc de Belleville. The view from the top is breathtaking, especially at sunset. At the Square A. Luquet, you’ll find charming cafés with a better view than most overpriced restaurants, where you can sip a cool refreshing apéritif, and watch the city turn a smoky shade of pink with the retiring sun.