Rooftop bars season has arrived in Paris, yay! When the weather in Paris is nice there are few better ways to enjoy Paris than from above, cocktail in hand, gazing across the lights and landmarks that define the city. Here, 2017’s best Paris rooftop bars (and also some of the best views in Paris), with something for every type.
NB: some of the Paris rooftop bars mentioned on our list are located on the top of a fancy hotel but you don’t need to sleep in these hotels to enjoy their rooftop bars. However, if you have not decided where to stay in Paris yet, why don’t you treat yourself well and book one of them?
GALERIES LAFAYETTE ROOFTOP
40 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9; M. Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette L 7, L9
After a long shopping day grab your favorite drink, take a seat and admire the sunset in Paris with Eiffel Tower, Opera Garnier and Monmartre from Galeries Lafayette Paris. Galeries Lafayette’s huge terrace (1.500 m2) has different spaces and atmospheres: La Paillote restaurant proposing a cuisine with a Mediterranean touch, a relaxing central space with some chaise-longues and the chic & modern Cube Bar with fabulous views.
Opening hours: from 11 am to 7.30 pm from Monday to Saturday and from 11 am to 6 pm on Sundays.
PERCHOIR GARE DE L’EST
Place du 11 novembre 1918, Paris 10; M. Gare de l’Est L4, L5, L7
This is one of our favorite Paris rooftop bars: we love its arty-industrial design and we love to see beautiful Gare de l’Est from another point of view, from its roof ! The wall-spanning arched window at the entrance is very impressive and on the other side we can see the quintessential Parisian roofs. The bar proposes cocktails, beers, some food and, of course, music.
Opening hours: from 6 pm to 1.30 am from Monday to Friday and from 4 pm to 1.30 am on Saturdays and Sundays.
AUTEUIL BRASSERIE ROOFTOP
78 rue d’Auteuil, Paris 16; M. Porte d’Auteuil, L10
Located in an old train station, Auteuil Brasserie proposes a sunny and green terrace to enjoy your favorite drink with the best Italian cuisine. This brasserie knew how to keep its ancient charm through its new decoration, this is the kind of relaxing place where, sun or rain, we could spend all our weekend. Ah, la dolce vita also exists in Paris! If you want to eat at Auteuil Brasserie it is better to book in advance.
Prices: cocktails 12 to 14€, beers (33cl) 5 to 7.50€
Opening hours: everyday from 9 am to 2 am.
LE ROOFTOP MOLITOR
8 Avenue de la Porte Molitor, Paris 16; M. Porte d’Auteuil, L10
Since its inauguration in 1929, Piscine Molitor (Molitor swimming pool) entertained chic Parisians on hot summers with its two basins, galas and avant garde ambiance. Today this beautiful (but exclusive) Art Déco building and swimming-pool propose a nice mix of chic-vintage atmosphere which can also be enjoyed from its rooftop bar while drinking your favorite drink. Surrounded by lots of green and plants, the rooftop’s colorful furniture, its menu and its interesting cocktails are like a promise of a voyage, a cruise ship in the city. Without any doubt, one of the most beautiful Paris rooftop bars.
Prices: cocktails 15€, beers (33cl) 9€
Opening hours: everyday from 10 am to 1 am.
PENINSULA HOTEL ROOFTOP
19 Avenue Kléber, Paris 16; M. Kléber, L.6
One of the best views in Paris. This fantastic and airy rooftop bar is located on the 6th floor of the equally fantastic Peninsula Hotel. Do you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city? Come to this rooftop bar for an elegant and exclusive atmosphere with breathtaking views of the most iconic sights in Paris. If after the cocktails you need something to eat, the Peninsula restaurant l’Oiseau Blanc can propose you the best of French cuisine.
Prices: cocktails 26€, beers (33cl) 18€.
Opening hours: everyday from 12 pm to 0.30 am.
HOTEL RAPHAEL ROOFTOP
17 Avenue Kléber, Paris 16; M. Kléber, L.6
This ultra luxurious rooftop bar has one of the most spectacular views of Paris, it is like if you could touch the Eiffel Tower or Arche de Triomphe with your own hands! Hotel Raphael‘s rooftop has different atmospheres, from casual red & white chairs on the sun to a more private area to eat surrounded by lots of green plants and white parasols. Wherever you choose to drink your favorite cocktail, you’ll be half way to heaven.
Prices: cocktails 25€, no beers available.
Opening hours: everyday from 4 pm to 10 pm.
TERRASS HOTEL ROOFTOP
12-14 rue Joseph de Maistre, Paris 18; M. Blanche, L2 or Abbesses, L12
Relax and enjoy panoramic views over Paris. One of Montmartre’s mythical places since 1911, Terrass Hôtel Paris proposes also one of the best 180º views of Paris (la Défense, Montmartre Cemetery, les Invalides and, of course, a magnificent Eiffel Tower). We like this rooftop bar urban atmosphere with a romantic touch, it is like if we were in New York ! With really beautiful decorated corners furnished with deck chairs, hanging sofas and parasols, the Terrass Hotel rooftop is the perfect place to enjoy life and love over the roofs of Paris.
Prices: cocktails 16€, beers (33cl) 8€
Opening hours: every day from 3.30 pm to 0.00 am
MAMA SHELTER ROOFTOP
109 rue de Bagnolet, Paris 20; M. Alexandre Dumas, L2
The cool kids love to play, stand, and pose at this rooftop that crowns the hotel with the same name: it is like if we were on holidays! Mama Shelter‘s rooftop bar does not have the best views in Paris but they know how to keep their guests happy when the weather in Paris is nice. Ping pong tables, hammocks, nap-inviting mattresses, colorful parasols and fruity cocktails are the perfect ingredients to spend a good moment with friends. One of the classic rooftop bars in Paris.
Prices : cocktails 12€, beers (33cl) 7€
Opening hours: from 11 am to 11.30 pm from Monday to Friday, from 12 pm to 11 pm on Saturdays and from 5 pm to 11.30 pm on Sundays
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