With the arrival of summer in Paris, also comes the arrival of rooftop season. Parisians and tourists alike ascend to the tops of the buildings of the French capital to take advantage of sweeping 360-degree views, breezes and good cocktails. Paris’s skyline is home to so many iconic landmarks and so when you seek out the below spots I can tell you without a doubt that you will be rewarded with some epic views of the city of light.
More and more cocktail bars have opened in Paris in recent years and many of them work to take advantage of Paris with a view. And, as much as I love a buzzy Paris cafe terrace, there’s nothing like seeing Paris from above – particularly in the summer!
Read on to bookmark the following best rooftop bars in Paris.
11 Best Rooftop Bars In Paris
The rooftop at Hotel Raphael is one of my favorite addresses thanks to its rooftop bar in Paris with an amazing Eiffel Tower view. In addition to the view of the Eiffel Tower, you can also visit the other side of the rooftop for an epic view of the Arc de Triomphe as well thanks to this hotels location just off the Champs-Élysées.
Cocktail prices here are steep but worth it for the views! Be sure to dress up for this spot.
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As the name suggests, this hotel at 12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre boasts beautiful views high atop Paris thanks to its Montmartre location. Built in 1911, the Terrass Hotel is close to the Sacré-Coeur and their bar and rooftop offer panoramic views of Paris that are particularly great to watch the sunset in Paris.
If you’re not a guest staying at the Kimpton, this panoramic view of Paris will come at the cost of a minimum spend of 40€ per person. But you can’t beat seeing over the Paris rooftops, the Palais Garnier Opera and the Eiffel Tower. From this rooftop you can also see Sacré-Coeur, Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe so it is a particularly fun rooftop to really enjoy seeing many of Paris’s landmarks all from one spot.
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The Mama Shelter East and Mama Shelter West both offer rooftops but the East property’s rooftop bar is beloved by Parisians and given its location, a bit further out of Central Paris makes this a more affordable spot for rooftop drinks.
Located on the 9th floor of the Cité de l’Architecture and Heritage Centre, “La Suite Girafe” is the former flat of the curator who had a private rooftop terrace with a panoramic view of the whole of Paris in the 1930s. It now has 100 seats and is open for lunch and dinner and has a small bar on the rooftop as well. Reservations are a must.
This rooftop restaurant in the Printemps Haussmann department store serves up classic Provencal cuisine paired with French Riviera vibes. You’ll dine or drink with Eiffel Tower views. Reservations recommended.
This newer hotel on the edge of the Marais and just off the Seine River has both the Bonnie Rooftop Bar and the Bonnie Restaurant which offer beautiful views over the Paris rooftops.
This hotel is also a great option for your accommodations in Paris if you’re looking for an Eiffel Tower view room that comes in under $1,000 / a night.
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Perched atop the Louvre Post Office, this massive rooftop overlooks all of Paris and offers an exceptional panoramic view of its iconic monuments including Saint-Eustache Church, Beaubourg, the Pantheon and Notre-Dame. They offer a variety of signature cocktails and Japanense-influenced snacks.
Perched on the rooftop of Parisians’ favorite department store, the BHV Marais, Le Perchoir Marais has panoramic views of the Eiffel Tower, the Seine River and Hotel de Ville.
Interested in great rooftop views of Paris without cocktail bars? Galeries Lafaytte offers amazing views over Paris and is entirely free to visit!
If you’d like to dine with the view, you can do so at Créatures which is a vegetarian restaurant atop the department store’s roof.
Enter the department store off of Rue de la Chaussée-d’Antin and then head to the 8th floor to see the views.
Sitting atop the hotel, offering panoramic views over Paris, Le Rooftop at this five star hotel has views of the French Capital’s most iconic monuments inclusive of the Eiffel Tower. While reservations are not accepted, this is a good spot to go late night in Paris once the sun is setting so you can ideally catch the Eiffel Tower sparkling.
Their menu offers a variety of creative cocktails and a bar menu of small dishes to be enjoyed which is helpful given a minimum consumption (food or beverage) of 60€ per person will be required to guarantee access to the Rooftop.
Interested in staying at the The Peninsula? Through Paris, Perfected I can book you with VIP perks including complimentary upgrades (subject to availability), complimentary breakfast, a welcome amenity and a $100 hotel credit to be used during your visit. Contact me to learn more and book.
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