This is how you know summer has begun. The deck chairs come out, the orange umbrellas go up. Italians all over Paris meet up the Buttes-Chaumont park for a pitcher of Spritz: a bitter cocktail made of bright Aperol, prosecco and a little sparkling water. Cool and refreshing on (hopefully) a hot day. If you go before 9pm, a glass is only 4 euros, a litre only 12. (Afterwards, it is 6/18 respectively.) They have beer, wine and other cocktails too, as well as antipasti. Their mozzarella with pesto tasted suspiciously like the richer. more creamy burrata, which was an upgrade I wasn’t going to complain about. Nab a deck chair or a cushion early in the evening and brush up on your Italian. Cin cin! Buon appetito!
(Check their Facebook for events, outdoor cinema, and DJs on certain evenings)
open Thu-Sat 6-11pm (happy hour 6-9pm)
(The easiest way to find it: walk up the hill from metro Laumière. Enter the park from the big gates at place Armand Carrel. Turn right immediately and follow the path for a couple of minutes until you see the Pavillon du Lac with the Spritz bar and its orange deck chairs alongside.)