Summer is the time to get some height and relax on the capital’s rooftop terraces. Bars, restaurants, brasseries, with intimate, luxurious, chic and party atmospheres, on the tops of hotels, museums and department stores … Rooftop venues offer a multitude of options to enjoy an evening with altitude. A round-up of the best addresses in Paris.
An exceptional view in the heart of Paris
At the very top of the Poste du Louvre building, just a stone's throw from place des Victoires, the Roof of the hotel Madame Rêve offers a view full of magic over the rooftops and monuments of Paris. Spread over more than 1,000 m², the rooftop unveils an imaginative menu of maki rolls, sashimi and cocktails, to be enjoyed from the front row of the Saint-Eustache church, which is revealed in all its splendour, before letting your eyes wander over to the Panthéon or Notre-Dame.
48 rue du Louvre, Paris 1er
Les Halles metro station
A leafy rooftop close to the Grands Boulevards*.
Inspired by plants, the rooftop bar at the hôtel La Fantaisie is a refreshing break in the heart of the 9th arrondissement, above the Rue Cadet shopping district. Overlooking an elegant garden, the rooftop welcomes you for a suspended moment with its furniture in luminous tones and creative cocktails for a relaxing view over Paris, just a few steps from the Grands Boulevards or the Faubourg Montmartre.
24 rue Cadet, Paris 9th arrondissement
Opening on 1 July 2023.
A rooftop with a touch of finesse*.
A stylish temporary terrace for the summer months, the 7th floor of the Printemps Hausmann Women's shop is getting a makeover with the Café Messika Paris, set up by the jewellery house. Healthy lunches, tasty breaks, cocktails, champagne and DJ sets sparkle in the sky, with a superb 180-degree view over the rooftops of Paris and a décor all about elegance.
58 boulevard Haussman, Paris 9th arrondissement
Open since 16 May 2023, from 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday, 11am to 8pm on Sundays.
The rooftop Perruche, an oasis of greenery, good food and a selection of cocktails by Nico de Soto, can still be found on the roof of the ** Printemps Homme store*.
2 rue du Havre Paris 9th arrondissement
Havre-Caumartin metro station.
A country rooftop in the heart of the 16th arrondissement
The rooftop of the Brach hotel, located between the Trocadéro and the bois de Boulogne, is full of surprises: a vegetable garden with small fruits, vegetables and aromatic plants, a Norwegian bath and a henhouse occupied by three laying hens. Not to mention the breathtaking panoramic view of Paris, cocktails by Jérémy Bacquet and a menu created in collaboration with the Bellota-Bellota brand.
Without reservation from 5pm to 1am
1-7 rue Jean Richepin, Paris 16e
Métro Rue de la Pompe
One of the most popular
Perched on the roof of an industrial building, the Perchoir Menilmontant is a cocktail bar that aims to pamper its guests in a vintage atmosphere, somewhere between sober and chic. Original cocktails, beers and very good wines are on offer, as well as charcuterie and cheese platters, all set to a background of varied music.
14 rue Crespin du Gast, Paris 11th arrondissement
You can also find Le Perchoir de l'Est (10, place du 11 novembre 1918, Paris 10), and Le Perchoir Porte de Versailles (2, avenue de la porte de la Plaine, Paris 15).
Une vue panoramique depuis le centre de Paris
This Parisian must-see is a festive, chic and romantic cafe, bar and restaurant. The Georges has designer interiors where you can enjoy refined and inventive cuisine. The ‘drink only’ option at sunset is also worth doing at the Centre Pompidou, where tables have been installed on the rooftop for a simply breathtaking view ...
Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4e
Au dernier étage du Generator Paris
The 9th floor of the Generator Paris conceals a rooftop terrace with a trendy relaxed vibe furnished with hanging chairs, high chairs and plastic stools. It attracts a mixed crowd who like to dance to the DJ Set electro, chat, and sip signature cocktails with a view of the Sacré-Cœur!
9-11, place du Colonel Fabien, Paris 10ème
Métro Colonel Fabien
Niché sur la butte Montmartre
This is the 7th floor of the Terrass’’ Hotel! It comprises an indoor restaurant and bar and a terrace, a perfect combination of elegance and relaxation. Comfortable swing seats and convivial round tables make it an ideal place to unwind. A large selection of signature cocktails or long drinks are available, as well as platters of charcuterie and cheese, and brunch on Sunday.
12-14 rue Joseph de Maistre, Paris 18ème
Terrasse et piscine mythique
The Molitor obar and brasserie, in an Art Deco building, has a rooftop terrace with fragrant plants and colourful furniture that conjure up a feeling of holidays and sunshine. Try the cocktails, mocktails or mojitos and enjoy the views of the neighborhood on one side and the pool on the other.
6, avenue de la Porte Molitor, Paris 16ème
Réputé pour la fête
Mama Rooftop welcomes everyone for lunch, an aperitif or dinner. Drinks and finger food or a full menu or available but Mama Paris East’s big attraction is the grill room! Enjoy roasted chickens, ping-pong tables, sun umbrellas and huge banquettes, all in a secluded setting.
109, rue de Bagnolet, Paris 20ème
Métro Porte de Bagnolet
Take a look too at the rooftop of Mama Paris West (20, avenue de la porte de la Plaine Paris 15) and rooftop du Mama Paris la Défense.
Le rooftop végétarien
The roof terrace at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann welcomes the restaurant CREATURES. Run by chef Julien Sebbag, this pop-up summer vegetarian restaurant also boasts an urban vegetable garden, a bar offering herbal and plant-based cocktails and a festive programme. A delightful vegetable interlude combined with a magnificent view!
40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9ème
Métro : Chaussée d'Antin-Lafayette
Rooftop et cinéma en plein air
The Paradiso hotel is the first cinema-hotel in Paris, offering its guests and visitors a unique experience around the 7th art. Cinema is everywhere: in the decoration, in the suites transformed into projection rooms and on the rooftop! Located just a stone's throw from the Place de la Nation, the Paradiso hotel has a pleasant and green rooftop where you can sip a drink while enjoying a panoramic view of the capital. From June to September, every Sunday from 9.30pm, the rooftop of the Hotel Paradiso is transformed into an open-air cinema. The eclectic programme - to be found on the hotel's website - is a delight for film lovers. Sessions are free and no reservation is required.
135 boulevard Diderot, Paris 12e
Métro : Nation
More info on open-air moviers in Paris
One of the highest rooftops in Paris.
With its terrace perched 120 metres high, the rooftop of the hôtel Too hôtel offers a wide view of the capital with a vast panoramic terrace. Located in the 13th arrondissement, near the quays of Bercy and the François Mitterrand library, the rooftop offers brunch and themed evenings with concerts or DJ sets to let your hair down.
*65 Rue Bruneseau, Paris 13th arrondissement
Metro Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
A star-spangled roof
On the roof terrace of the palace Peninsula Paris, l’Oiseau Blanc offers top-flight gastronomic French cuisine. The Michelin guide was not mistaken in awarding it a star in 2020. You can even see suspended in the air a replica of the biplane in which aviators Charles Nungesser and François Coli attempted the first non-stop trans-Atlantic crossing.
19, avenue Kléber, Paris 16e
Métro : Kléber
A majestic restaurant
On the seventh floor of the brand new Samaritaine, the 5-star Cheval Blanc hotel has opened its restaurant, Le Tout-Paris. In this contemporary brasserie, you'll find a skilful blend of luxury detail and authentic bistro spirit, all with a view of the Pont Neuf, the Seine, Notre-Dame and even the Eiffel Tower! A unique experience.
*8 Quai du Louvre, Paris 1er
Many other rooftop terraces and restaurants with breathtaking views await Parisians and visitors: