THE Spot To Be In Paris This Summer Is…

When the weather is hot, day drinking in Paris becomes the norm.

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No one’s judging, it’s just the way of life here. Pop open bottles (notice the usage of plural) of rosé and set up camp right by the Seine, and you’ve got a nice 4-5 hours to kill with a chatty group of friends.

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Many opt to buy bottles of wine and picnic food at a supermarket then drink by the river. There are also numerous bars with open tents filled with good looking folks. If you choose to head to a bar, THE spot to be in recent summers has been Le Rosa Bonheur sur Seine.

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Located between Pont des Invalides and Pont Alexandre III is the chic, trendy outdoor hotspot boasting locals in bobos-style (bourgeois boheme) attire. There are large cafeteria tables in front of the bar, with a few lounge chairs randomly placed, perfect for sunbathing or simply chilling.  Highly recommended is ordering a few plates of charcuterie (cold cuts) and a bottle of rosé or white wine. Especially during summertime, go early around 3pm – 5pm. If not, seats will be taken by large groups of friends and space along the river will also be limited.

Be part of the local crowd in June & July, before they take off for vacation in August leaving Paris filled with solely tourists. Now go get a glass and get ready to mingle. Santé!

Wendy Hung


As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and Russia because they were all so different! St. Bart's was pretty amazing too (wink)!

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