Restaurant Le 7

French in Chartrons, Bassins à Flot & Bacalan

To dine with a bird's-eye view of the industrial port, river and city beyond, head up to this dazzling mirage of glass, steel and gold on the 7th floor of La Cité du Vin. Interior design is overwhelmingly contemporary, cuisine is traditional French (Burgundy snails, caviar, steaks) with an occasional creative flourish and the extensive wine list is iPad-searchable.

Le 7 is an equally lovely spot for a traditional French petit dejeuner (breakfast), served until 11am, afternoon tea or an early-evening drink with snacks.