Les Chalet des Iles

Les Chalet des Iles is a charming ‘island’ restaurant in Paris that’s famed as much for its culinary delights as for its sheer natural beauty and incredible ambiance.

A royal gift

Les Chalet was created by Napoleon III as a gift to his beloved Empress, Eugenie. Set on an island in the idyllic lake Lac Inferieur within the Bois de Boulogne, the restaurant is reached by ferries that pick up diners from the other side.

Dining by the lake

The former chalet and now restaurant boasts large windows that afford great views of the outdoors. Alternately, you can choose to be seated at any of the terraces that overlook the lake too and enjoy Paris minus its hustle and bustle.

The food is classic French created by their chef Cedric Poncet and stars dishes like Tartare de Boeuf, Croustillands de Crevettes, Pave de Cabillaurd and Foie Gras de Canard. Desserts include famed French treats like Le Mont Blanc, Mille-Feuille and Caramel Eclairs.

It’s hard to go wrong with a meal outdoors in Paris and Les Chalet des Iles takes the experience up by several notches to create a magical meal amid tranquil waters surrounded by the woods of the Boulogne.