The Ritz Bar Terrasse

Last night saw the champagne-fuelled launch party for the Ritz Terrasse Bar, the legendary Paris palace hotel's outdoor summertime party venue.  Open every day throughout summer from 6pm - 2am, the chic outdoor setting is the place to pose, drink and dance for the elite set during the long, warm evenings.

Guests can chill in the wicker chairs on the wooden decking, amongst the trees and under a canopy of leaves, next to a perfectly manicured lawn, surrounded by unmistakably Parisian architecture, whilst listening to the electro sounds of the guest (often celeb) DJs. It's a far cry from being on a roadside terrasse with its accompanying beeping of horns, traffic fumes and general hoi polloi passers by. This is altogether more exclusive -- as, indeed, you would expect from The Ritz -- with a faint whiff of marina about it, as if your Sunseeker were docked just nearby, perhaps (The Ritz is the stuff of dreams, after all) Or maybe we were just sitting too close to the sushi and the champagne was going to our heads... 

If you're looking for a swanky summer setting in which to sip champagne in Paris, The Ritz Terrasse Bar could well be the place. Just make sure your wallet is braced for the impact...

Hotel Ritz Paris, 
15 Place Vendome, Paris 75001
Tel: 01 42 16 30 30 

All images coyright Kim Laidlaw Adrey


  1. the Ritz is always a bit hard on the wallet - but I like the look of the terrace and I'm always on the lookout for outdoor drinking options in the summer. will give it a try!

  2. I love champagne but I am afraid this venue may have to remain in my dreams for a little while longer. Oh well, a balcony over looking the Okanagan lake with Okanagan Brut isn't so bad either!
    Lovely post!

    The Wanderfull Traveler

  3. Sigh. I want to spend my summer sipping champagne on the Ritz's terrace!