So far, Paris is dry and very hot this summer. This is good news for sightseeing altogether. But, you may desperately be looking for a cool place not too far away from downtown where you can dine and spend the evening.
Le Chalet des Iles in Bois de Vincennes at walking distance from Paris Zoo is the right place. Get to Porte Dorée metro station on line 8. Walk 15’ alongside Lac Daumesnil to this oasis of trees, flowers and water.
Le Chalet des Iles is a large outdoor restaurant that hardly has any equivalent in Paris. The atmosphere is trendy and relaxed. The food is first class with in particular excellent beef and a fantastic Baba au rhum, a traditional Paris pastry, that can feed four people. A unique summer experience in Paris on a dry day. Web site. More top restaurants in Paris.