Top 12 Seine Riverbanks Places (Terraces, Bars, Restaurants)

Beautiful and bewitching, the Seine is undoubtedly the favorite river of the French, judging by the number of people who like to meet on its banks for an afternoon. But where are the best places to relax, have a drink or even eat along the Seine? Here is our list of recommendations, terraces, bars and restaurants, to enjoy the view on the water.


For a drink & pre-dinner nibbles


Google review: 4.2/5

With its direct view of the Conciergerie and the Eiffel Tower in the background, Scilicet (french website) offers an incredible place to relax during the day or go out at night.

During the day, you can enjoy the terrace by sitting at a large table or at a raised table like in a classic bar.

At night, the bar is transformed into a dance bar with a DJ, combining an impressive rustic decor and a festive atmosphere.

A wide range of drinks are available, making it the ideal place to relax at the end of the day or enjoy the party until the end of the night.

Address: 134 voie George Pompidou, 75001 Paris


  • Pint of beer: €7-8
  • Charcuterie/cheese board: €15

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 5pm-00am
  • Thursday: 5pm-1am
  • Friday: 5pm-2am
Saturday: 12pm-2am
  • Sunday: 12am-00am


Les Nautes


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Google review: 4.2/5

A large terrace above the Seine and a warm and friendly atmosphere: the Nautes (french website) bar has everything to please.

Not only can you choose from a wide range of appetizers, cocktails and beers, you can also opt for a charcuterie or tapas board to work up an appetite.

If you want to go further away, you can simply take a drink to go and sit a little further along the shore.

There is regular live music. The bar can also be privatized for private or professional events.

Address: 1 quai des Célestins, 75004 Paris


Pint of beer: €7
  • Charcuterie/cheese board to share: €18

Opening hours:

  • Monday and Tuesday: 5pm-11pm
  • Wednesday to Sunday: 11am-11pm


Les Maquereaux

Google review: 4.2/5

The barge, Les Maquereaux (french website), located on the Quai de l’Hôtel de Ville, directly opposite to the Île Saint-Louis, offers a calm and relaxing place along the quays.

Make yourself comfortable on the terrace and let yourself be rocked by the sound of the quays, and, in the evening, by the DJs.

You can enjoy a selection of seafood and charcuterie platters for lunch and dinner. All the products used are fresh and from French regions.

The wide choice of drinks that complements the menu makes it the perfect place to spend a convivial moment.

Address: 14 quai de l’Hôtel de Ville, 75004 Paris


  • Pint of beer: €8
Charcuterie board to share: €15

Opening hours: every day, 12pm-9pm (12pm-1:30am in summer)


La péniche le Marcounet

Google review: 4.3/5

If you are looking for an original place to dine with an exceptional panorama, the péniche Marcounet (french website) opens its hatches wide for you.

The terrace, open during the summer season, is filled with green plants to provide a more natural atmosphere, and at the same time offers a breathtaking view of the Île Saint-Louis.

As for the hold, it remains open during the rest of the year and often hosts concerts.

Take advantage of the extensive drinks menu and the tapas on the menu to set up a first-class appetizer.

Address: Port des Célestins, 75004 Paris


  • Pint of beer: €7-8
  • Plate of tacos: 6€.

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 12pm-11pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12pm-9pm



Google review: 4.1/5

With its relaxed and lively atmosphere, Barapapa welcomes you for an evening with friends.

In an atmosphere animated by DJs, enjoy the music or sports broadcasts while sipping a local beer or a fresh fruit cocktail.

For snacks, you can also enjoy focaccia, kebabs or a variety of plates, depending on your taste.

The open-air and the relaxing atmosphere by the water are sure to please you for a relaxing evening.

Address: 11 port de la Rapée, 75012 Paris


  • Pint of beer: 7-8€.
  • Focaccia: 8€ for 1 person, 15€ for 2

Opening hours:

  • Monday: 12pm-11pm
  • Tuesday to Friday: 12pm-2am
  • Saturday: 2pm-2am
  • Sunday: 3pm-11pm


Bateau El Alamein

Google review: 4.3/5

This permanently moored boat promises you a calm and pleasant outing, punctuated by the eddies of the Seine.

The El Alamein (french website) boat offers you an idyllic setting with a terrace revised as a floating garden, filled with green plants and ideal for a moment of relaxation.

Live bands also perform regularly, bringing a new touch of life to the bar.
it is perfect for an evening break after a long day, and to enjoy a drink along the water.

Address: 10 port de la Gare, 75013 Paris


Pint of beer: 7€.

Opening hours:

  • Wednesday to Saturday: 4.30-2pm
  • Sunday to Tuesday: 4.30 pm – 12.30 am


Guinguette La Javelle

Google review: 4.2/5

Fans of a more peppy and lively atmosphere, the guinguette La Javelle (french website) will more than satisfy you.

This lively place, better known to locals than tourists, will allow the whole family to enjoy the live music and the jovial atmosphere.

Situated literally on the water’s edge, the location is more than ideal for immersing yourself in a party atmosphere that is almost festival-like.

There is plenty of entertainment for all ages, from children’s storytelling to fancy dress balls, you’re sure to never get bored.

Address: port de Javel Bas, 75015 Paris


  • Pint of beer: 7-8€.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 6pm-00am
Saturday and Sunday: 1pm-00am


To eat

Coffee Crêpes


Google review: 4.2/5

Just a stone’s throw from the Louvre Museum, the façade of Coffee Crêpes conceals a pleasant surprise for all those who wish to enjoy a Breton break in the heart of Paris.

In a warm interior or on the terrace, enjoy a good moment of eating sweet or savory crepes as you like them.

The menu offers not only several vegan and gluten-free options but also very reasonable prices for the area.

The central location is ideal for lunch on a day out.

Address: 24 quai du Louvre, 75001 Paris


  • Galettes from €10
  • Crêpes from 9€.

Opening hours: every day from 11am to 7pm


Maison Maison

Google review: 4.1/5

Feet in the water, a stone’s throw from the Louvre, and just opposite the Île de la Cité: it’s impossible to criticize the location of Maison Maison (french website).

As its name suggests, this terrace restaurant prides itself on all its dishes made from fresh, local and mostly organic produce.

The menu also features many vegetarian and vegan options.

The sunny terrace at midday, in the middle of this prime location, welcomes all those who wish to linger there, in a friendly atmosphere similar to a traditional guinguette.

Address: 63 voie George Pompidou, 75001 Paris


  • Pint of beer: €9.50
  • Tapas plates from €8

Opening hours:

  • Winter: Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm-00am
  • Summer: Monday (4pm-00am), Tuesday and Sunday (12pm-2am)


Le Flore en l’Île

Google review: 4.1/5

On the Île Saint-Louis, just opposite Notre-Dame, Flore en l’Île offers a sumptuous and invigorating setting away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.

Its perfect location makes it the ideal place to sit down, morning, noon or night, and enjoy the breathtaking panorama in a quiet atmosphere.

The restaurant specializes in French cuisine and offers several classics (hot goat’s cheese salad, beef tartare, duck confit) as well as several menus, including a brunch for late risers.

Finally, for dessert, a wide choice of Berthillon ice creams will be available for your enjoyment.

Address: 42 quai d’Orléans, 75004 Paris


  • Dish from 19€.
  • Starter/main course or main course/dessert at €22.90

Opening hours: every day from 8am to 2am


Rosa Bonheur sur Seine


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Google review: 4.0/5

Right on the banks of the Seine, near the Invalides, Rosa Bonheur sur Seine (french website) has all the makings of a traditional guinguette that you’ll expect to love.

With its view of the Alexandre III bridge, its warm entertainment and its “village festival” atmosphere, this barge has everything to please.

On the food side, it offers tapas and wood-fire pizzas; perfect for bringing together several guests in a friendly atmosphere.

With live concerts, Sevillanas and guinguette dances, the atmosphere is guaranteed for your party nights with your friends.

Address: Port des Invalides, 75007 Paris


  • Pint of beer: 5,50€.
  • Pizza: 10€.
  • Tapas: between 3 and 12€.

Opening hours:

  • Wednesday to Friday: 5pm-1.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12pm-1.30pm


Le Jardin Sauvage

Pitas grecques

Google review: 4.1/5

Three levels on a converted barge equals three times the atmosphere thanks to the unique layout of the Jardin Sauvage (french website).

You can choose to have a meal in the restaurant, which specializes in Greek dishes, or you can sit on the terrace bar and have a drink and admire the city from your elevated vantage point.

The third level is reserved for the Comedy Club, where the atmosphere is guaranteed thanks to the comedians who come to perform. The program runs throughout the week.

The place and the setting are perfect for a relaxing moment on the Seine.

Address: 60 quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris


  • Pint of beer: €8
  • Dishes from €12

Opening hours:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 12h-00h
  • Friday and Saturday: 12pm-2am