The Chalet des Iles — Chalet of the Islands, in English — is a charming little spot in the middle of the Boulogne woods in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It is perfect for those who wish to take advantage of the beautiful summer weather by escaping to a completely natural environment. Gone are the hustle and bustle of Paris, replaced by a small island on a lake, a newly built terrace and barques where visitors can grab a bite to eat on the water.
Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier can enjoy a full menu of delicious fresh food. The food selection has been reviewed and renewed for the summer, with an emphasis on freshness and a focus on Mediterranean cuisine. Cedric Poncet, the chef at the Chalet des Iles, has therefore constructed an offering that includes sea bass with coconut milk, rosemary lamb with aubergine caviar and berry soup with peppered mint.
In addition to delicious dishes, patrons can also visit the new casual bar and enjoy a snack, a cocktail or a glass of wine while dangling their feet in the water. The terrace has been redesigned in a vintage spirit that mixes natural wood and metal. Often, there is even music to add to the cozy ambiance.
For those who want an extra romantic touch, the Chalet des Iles offers picnic baskets to be shared atop a barge. The picnic baskets are only offered from the end of June until the end of August 2014, so visitors should not hesitate to inquire about them at the Chalet des Iles. After eating in the restaurant or on a barque, patrons can then take a lovely walk on the wooded paths on the island. There, they are welcomed by a variety of flora and fauna, allowing them to feel completely immersed in nature.