As much as it’s lovely to wander the streets of Paris at any time of year, the weather can impede your enjoyment of this in winter. Escape the city’s winter chill at one of these top cozy bars and cafés, many with fireplaces or a special wintery ambiance and with options to fit all personality types and budgets. Get ready to cozy up with some vin chaud, chocolate chaud or creative cocktail below!
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
With its discreetly seductive decor, this is the most attractive wine bar in Paris. Located opposite the revitalized Marché Saint Germain the alluring venue specializes in excellent natural wines and creative small plates. There are comfy sofas and cozy seating for two, especially in the dimly-lit backroom where you’ll find their fireplace.
Address:7 Rue Lobineau, 75006 Website
Café Laurent – Hôtel d’Aubusson
One of the most elegant cozy atmospheres of the Left Bank is found in this Saint Germain hotel bar, perfect for a little break while perusing the nearby art galleries or stylish shops. Within a 17th-century hotel particulier, the lounge of the hotel is home to the plush and refined Café Laurent and its toasty stone fireplace. The café has been on the Parisian jazz scene since the 1940s and you can still take in some excellent live jazz here several nights a week, check their program here.
Address: 33 rue Dauphine, 75006 Website
A few streets away, is the more modern lounge, with an equally cozy fireplace, in the lounge of the Hotel Montalembert. Open to outside guests the“Salon Gallimard is named after the famous French publishing house which is situated next door. It’s a great place for an afternoon coffee or refined apéro, perhaps after visiting the nearby Musée d’Orsay.
Address: 3 Rue Montalembert, 75007 Website
A little known gem, this attractive hotel is nestled on a quiet side street south of Saint Sulpice. Throughout the hotel are beautiful artistic touches, from sculptures to prints, a nod to the area’s artistic heritage. It has the coziest intimate lounge complete with a fireplace flanked by books. Learn more about this charming boutique hotel in my review here.
Address: 44 rue Madame, 75006 website
Ideally located in the Carrefour de l’Odéon, this Left Bank café has a fantastic heated terrace, however, its true cozy ambiance is indoors. Leather sofas, vintage photos, the occasional quirky decorative item and dim lighting create a warm and intimate setting, plus there is a fireplace in the back. It’s suitable for anything from a late afternoon Irish coffee to a diner en tête-à-tête avec your chéri/e.
Address: 16 carrefour de l’Odéon, 75006 Website
For an afternoon gouté in the centre of Paris, make your way to this enchanting tea salon not far from the Centre Pompidou. The back room has a toasty fire where you can enjoy a wide range of teas and other beverages like hot milk flavored with vanilla, cinnamon or orange blossom extract. like They also serve a menu of tasty comfort food well suited to the season like chèvre chaude salad and the winter Oriental brunch special.
Address: 78, rue Quincampoix 75003 Website
Jardin du Marais Hotel
On the edge of the Marais, the courtyard of this lovely hotel is wonderfully decked out for the season. It features a festive decor and pergola nooks with nice loveseats draped with blankets, a great place to curl up after walking around in the Marais.
Address: 74 Rue Amelot, 75011 Website
This friendly and laid back bar, just off the Canal Saint Martin not only has a warm stove, it has its own resident cat! Meet it, warm up your hands and sip on a glass of their reasonably priced wine. Discover some other pleasures of this area in my romantic mini-guide to the 10th arrondissement!
Address: 60 Rue de Lancry, 75010 Website
Both locations of Le Perchoir rooftop bars have a cozy atmosphere. Le Perchoir du Marais has a nicer view of Paris but this year, the Perchoir in the 11th has a fabulous alpine spirit with furry throws, plaid blankets and an abundance of pillowed seating. Stop in here after touring my other favorite places in the 11th featured in my article here.
Address: 14 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Website
Le Royal Monceau
The most luxurious wintery cozy spot has to be at the annual pop-up bar in the courtyard of chic Royal Monceau Hotel. This year the hotel bordering the beautiful Parc Monceau has created an ephemeral icefield called the Royal Arctic. a stylish winter wonderland with futuristic igloos, ice sculptures and a sleek pairing menu featuring the prestigious cuvée MCIII by Moët & Chandon. This exquisite environment will exist until February 14th 2019… Valentine’s Day!
Address: 37 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Website