10 Amazing Restaurants With the Best Views in France

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The country’s most exceptional panoramas combine with exquisite cuisine to bring you a fine dining experience like no other.

Urban skylines and deep blue horizons, rolling valleys and historic towns ... The beauty of France lies in the sheer number and diversity of its breathtaking landscapes, from which spring the bounty of ingredients that go into the country’s world-renowned cuisine. Picture-perfect surroundings and flavourful delights come together in these French restaurants with a view to bring you a gourmet dining experience to remember.

Iconic Urban Vistas

For panoramic views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower, book a table on Pedzouille La Grange’s verdant rooftop. For a more historic backdrop, book a table en terrasse at Le Carré Bistromanie, where unbeatable views of Marseille’s Old Port await. The menu features French bistro classics prepared with a creative twist, and served against a tableau of elegant yachts, chatty seagulls and lapping waves.

A Touch of Rustic Charm

You don’t have to be a golfer to appreciate the magnificent views and friendly atmosphere of Ô Deux Sens in Ardon. Talented chefs prepare modern brasserie fare from scratch, for you to enjoy as you gaze out over the 18th hole.

From the Atlantic Coast …

Holistic wellness starts with a balanced diet, and uplifting views are sure to enhance its benefits. At La Presqu’île in Quiberon, you can dine on refined Breton cuisine with invigorating views of the Atlantic. Further down the coast in La Baule, Le Ruban Bleu overlooks one of the longest stretches of golden sandy beach in France. It is the ideal spot to savour seafood while watching the ballet of kiteboards gliding atop the waves. Still further south, in between the dense forest and fine sand of Oléron Island, lies IØDE, an authentic seafood restaurant where diners are serenaded by the sea lapping upon the shore within a few steps of their table.

… to the Mediterranean Sea

If France’s other coast is calling your name, you will find similarly spectacular panoramas at Les Terrasses du Syracuse. This gleaming white terrace juxtaposes sweeping sea views with the crystalline glitter of the swimming pool at its heart, and serves mouthwatering Mediterranean fare to match. In between sightseeing excursions in Cannes, head to the Beach Restaurant, where you can enjoy a leisurely lunch with your toes in the soft sand. Nobu Fairmont Monte Carlo serves Chef Matsuhisa’s iconic fusion of Japanese and South American cuisine against a backdrop of gleaming superyachts at anchor; while Corsica’s La Carte Postale tantalises with all the sun-drenched flavours of the Mediterranean on an elevated terrace with picture-postcard coastal vistas.

(*) Average meal price calculated on the basis of starter and main course or main course and dessert, excluding drinks, menu and promotional offers. The average price is an estimate only, calculated according to the prices provided by the restaurant. Depending on the country, the average price may or may not include all taxes.