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Where to have a drink next to the Louvre?

A sudden thirst or simply the desire to enjoy the moment may surprise you while wandering around near the Louvre. Without going all the way to Procope – the legendary restaurant in Paris’ 6th arrondissement, which opened in 1686 and was the meeting place of the greatest writers and intellectuals like Rousseau, Diderot, and Verlaine – sitting down in a Parisian café is also a form of cultural discovery, an essential step during your trip to Paris.

Highstay provides you with a few key addresses to have a drink next to the Louvre.

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    Have a glass in a Parisian watering hole

    Here are a few Parisian watering holes which are sure to charm you.

    Isadora Cocktail Bar

    Dive into the roaring twenties thanks to the tastefully chosen décor of Isadora Cocktail Bar and discover rare spirits and unique cocktails. The bartenders are true artists who know how to combine different flavors to suit the whims of any guest. Customers who come to Isadora Cocktail Bar often return because they appreciate the extravagant atmosphere, which is always changing.


    After the marvelous sculptures of the Louvre, you can discover the originality of hand-carved ice cubes at Arbane. This little twist adds a touch of uniqueness to the classic cocktails served in this opulent bar spread out over two rooms.

    Au Petit Bar

    The many regulars give this small neighborhood bar a warm, family-like feel. The slightly old-fashioned décor lends the place an authentic character. Come to the Petit Bar if you’re looking for some rest after the dizziness that sometimes comes from the glitz of Parisian life. Be warned that payment is only accepted in cash or paper restaurant vouchers.

    A La Claire Fontaine

    Pair your glass with a charcuterie or cheese board, and suddenly you feel you’re in Corsica. The peacefulness that pervades À la Claire Fontaine isn’t disturbed by the service, as the managers are remarkably considerate. After this peaceful interlude, you’re only steps away from the Louvre, where you can transport yourself to other Mediterranean destinations and beyond.

    Hotel Bars

    Buckingham Bar

    Come curl up in the cozy and intimate atmosphere of an uncommon setting, where you can sip on cocktails as delectable as they are varied. You will discover the Buckingham Bar’s savoir-faire that shows through their impeccable service. However, we recommend reserving if you’re coming as a group.

    A Taste of the Ritz Paris

    The restaurant of the prestigious Ritz Hotel is legendary, but it’s also possible to enjoy this exceptional setting with just a drink. The impeccable service further enhances this refined environment. The luxury hotel setting reveals another facet of the French way of life thanks to a pianist who improvises music from well-known songs.

    Le Vendôme

    At the Vendôme, you can admire a luminous Belle Époque glass ceiling and sip your cocktail while listening to the convolutions of a pianist playing an impressive Grand Piano. The Vendôme is also renowned for their non-alcoholic cocktails.

    Bar Lumen

    A friendly and laid-back atmosphere does not detract from the quality of service you will surely appreciate at Bar Lumen. Once comfortably seated, you can enjoy your drink while contemplating the rue des Pyramides through a large picture window.

    Have a drink and play at the Nid - Cocon Ludique

    You can have fun with hundreds of games in this informal setting. The servers can advise you as much about the bar menu as the playing cards. The simple and uncluttered décor makes for a pleasant atmosphere. Le Nid closes at 10 pm, so we advise you to reserve so you can be quickly seated and get the most out of your games on the big tables of this fun place!

    Have a drink with music

    RELÙ Paris

    Tastefully chosen décor, delicious cocktails, and DJs who also know the recipe for a pleasant evening: all these elements come together at Relù Paris for you to enjoy your evening in the Louvre district!

    De Voltaire à Rousseau

    Adaptability and friendliness are the qualities of this bar where the customers set the tempo: entrust your playlist with the bartender and let yourself be swept away by your favorite songs while sipping a delicious cocktail or glass of wine. Children can also join in on the fun thanks to non-alcoholic cocktails. The bar De Voltaire à Rousseau is open until 5 am.

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