Bar à Champagne
If being close to the Eiffel Tower is what you’re looking for, you can’t get any closer than the champagne bar located on its top floor. The bar is a unique place to enjoy a drink in Paris – choose from a glass of white champagne selected by Alain Ducasse or a glass of GH Mumm rosé champagne and take in some of the best views in the city.
Bar à Champagne, 5 avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris
Bar du Central
Conveniently located halfway between the Champs de Mars park and the Esplanade des Invalides, Bar du Central is a great place to stop for a bite to eat or a cocktail. The chic retro décor is inviting, while the outdoor terrace is ideal for making the most of Paris’s warmer months. The food menu offers a selection of quintessential Parisian plates from steak tartare to duck foie gras and cheese platters. Happy hour runs from 6pm to 8pm.
Bar Central, 99 rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris
Located in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, the seventh arrondissement is a celebrated neighbourhood and one that shouldn’t be overlooked. Before your trip up the tower, why not stop at Au Sauvignon? Founded in 1954, the bar has become something of a local institution, offering an impressive selection of wines alongside signature light bites such as pâté, cheese and charcuterie. This is a lovely place to stop and refuel.
Au Sauvignon, 80 rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris, +33 (0)1 4548 4902
Amid the upscale hotels and restaurants in the seventh arrondissement this cosy speakeasy-style bar is a great find. Art deco lamps and top cocktails made with absinthe give Gatsby a real 1920s feel, while the relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff attract both locals and visitors. Grab a space at one of the tables and make your way through the themed 1920s menu as well as a top selection of charcuterie boards and sharing platters.
Gatsby, 64 avenue Bosquet, 75007 Paris, +33 (0)9 8199 7070
Though Fitzgerald may appear to be a restaurant on first look, push open the discreet padded door and you’ll step into a cool, speakeasy-style bar. Dimly lit and sumptuously decorated, the bar is a perfect hidden gem in the seventh. The cocktail list is impressive, with top tipples including the Smoked Bloody Mary, the fittingly named Zelda Negroni and the Fitzgerald, made with gin, tonic and grapefruit and angostura bitters. With top finger food also on offer, this is a wonderful bar in which to while away an evening near the Eiffel Tower.
Fitzgerald, 54 boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg, 75007 Paris, +33 (0)1 4550 3863