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Cafe in St-Germain & Les Invalides

In keeping with Paris' penchant for stylish museum eateries, its 18th-century mint sports a super-stylish cafe/cocktail bar with a designer interior and one of the city's loveliest summertime terraces – in the Cour de la Méridienne, one of the Monnaie de Paris' elegant neoclassical courtyards.

A healthy, veg-packed menu of savoury tarts, salads and tasting platters using ingredients sourced from local farmers packs out the place at lunchtime. Weekend brunch is equally hot; reserve in advance.