Originally built for the 1900 Universal Expo, the unquestionably elegant Grand Palais now boasts a smart bar and restaurant. The historic building is suitably atmospheric and refined, the ideal place for a night of sophisticated dining and drinking. The room itself is stunning, a modern space in many ways but one that honours the grand surroundings. The terrace is a particular treat, a collage of arcades, mosaics floors with an abundance of wicker chairs and linen sofas to recline in. The view of the Petit Palais is one of the most charming in Paris and the drinks are impeccably executed.