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Paris rooftop bars: cocktails with the best views in Paris

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 hotel but you don’t need to sleep in these hotels to enjoy their rooftop bars.

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 GALERIES LAFAYETTE ROOFTOP 

40 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9;  M. Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette L 7, L9

sunset at Galeries Lafayette Paris

Photo courtesy: Galeries Lafayette

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

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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

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Photo courtesy: Yann Deret /Auteuil Brasserie

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

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Photo courtesy: Molitor

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

peninsula hotel rooftop

Photo courtesy: Peninsula Paris

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.

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HOTEL RAPHAEL ROOFTOP

17 Avenue Kléber, Paris 16; M. Kléber, L.6

hotel raphael rooftop

Photo courtesy: le Raphael Paris

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.

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TERRASS HOTEL ROOFTOP

12-14 rue Joseph de Maistre, Paris 18; M. Blanche, L2 or Abbesses, L12

Terrass Hotel Montmartre

Photo courtesy: Terrass Hotel Paris

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

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MAMA SHELTER ROOFTOP 

109 rue de Bagnolet, Paris 20; M. Alexandre Dumas, L2

Mama Shelter rooftop bar

Photo courtesy: Mama Shelter

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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33 Comments

  • Reply
    Brianna
    08/28/2017 at 3:23 pm

    Holy cow, these are so pretty! I really like the chic rusticness of Auteuil Brasserie! That would be my first pick 🙂

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      WorldInParis
      08/31/2017 at 5:54 pm

      Great pic, especially for a sunny Sunday 🙂

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    Juliette | Snorkels to Snow
    08/11/2017 at 11:23 am

    I love rooftop bars and I can’t think of a better location to enjoy a few beverages than on a rooftop in Paris! These recommendations all look great. Galeries Lafayette’s looks seriously awesome!

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      WorldInParis
      08/11/2017 at 12:54 pm

      Galeries Lafayette’s is one of the readers’ favorites . . 🙂

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    Edith & Juan
    06/30/2017 at 7:34 am

    Saving this one! I love views of cities so I’m sure I’d enjoy rooftop bars in Paris. Hopefully I’m there mid next year!

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      WorldInParis
      07/01/2017 at 5:47 pm

      If mid next year means June, it will be the perfect time for a rooftop bar 😉

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    Sandy N Vyjay
    06/30/2017 at 3:35 am

    All these rooftop bars look really lovely. The spirit and romance of Paris seems to run through them and the views are simply exhilarating. Somehow the icon of Paris, the Eiffel Tower seems to loom in the background in most cases. Love the spectacular city skylines.

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    melody pittman
    06/30/2017 at 12:58 am

    Great idea for a post! I love the vivid contrast of the red umbrellas at Hotel Raphael. but for me, the LE ROOFTOP MOLITOR looks amazing. Did you get to have cocktails at each one of these? Very cool…. I’m jealous.

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      WorldInParis
      07/01/2017 at 5:48 pm

      I also like rooftop molitor, love its vintage side (and the history behind . .)

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    Mink Borwornsenee
    06/28/2017 at 5:42 am

    Oh wow these look totally amazing! Never got a chance to visit any of these rooftop bars when I was in Paris but will do next time!

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    Ryazan
    06/27/2017 at 8:11 pm

    Awesome!! This is a perfect escape from the busy hustle and bustle of Paris. The perfect combination of view, alcoholic drinks and good company! What else can you ask for!

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    Rachel Elizabeth
    06/27/2017 at 5:35 pm

    Great suggestions! I wanted to try Galeries Lafayette’s rooftop bar when I was in Paris, but didn’t have a chance! I shopped way too much, haha. I’m hoping to return to Paris in the near future so I’m saving this post in my favorites. Thanks!

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    Mia
    06/27/2017 at 5:30 pm

    I absolutely love this post! I used to live in Paris and one of my favorite things to do was have lunch or drinks with a killer view. It’s been 13 years since I lived there but I went back 2 years ago and felt like so many things had changed, of course. Next time I go, I’m taking your post as a guide so I can remember the best spots. The first place I’m going is Le Rooftop Molitor because it’s so colorful and bright! Great post!

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    Reshma
    06/27/2017 at 6:07 am

    I love rooftop bars and am constantly looking out when I travel. All of these look so amazing! I loved Le Rooftop Molitor, especially. I would love to try at leat a few of these for sure. Thanks for sharing this great list!

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      WorldInParis
      06/27/2017 at 7:49 am

      Molitor rooftop is TOO BEAUTIFUL! I love especially its vintage touch 🙂

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    Clare
    06/26/2017 at 6:25 pm

    I love visiting rooftop bars when I go to a new city. I would love to sip a few cocktails with a view of the Eiffel Tower. Some of these places look amazing and I would love as a treat to get dressed up and visit a few 🙂

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      WorldInParis
      06/26/2017 at 6:29 pm

      Yeah, I also try to look for some rooftop bars when I visit a new city. But Eiffel Tower is nowhere else 🙂

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    Lois Alter Mark
    06/25/2017 at 9:50 pm

    I would love to spend time on every one of these gorgeous rooftop bars. Everything in Paris is always so beautiful. I would especially like to visit Auteuil Brasserie. How charming!

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      WorldInParis
      06/25/2017 at 10:37 pm

      Good pick! Especially if it comes with a good pizza and a glass of wine 😉

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    Nancy
    06/25/2017 at 5:54 pm

    Wow, the views from all of these rooftops are gorgeous! What a stunning photo of Paris from the Galeries Lafayette Rooftop! I visited Paris way back when I was a poor University student so visiting rooftops in Paris was not top of mind at all.

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      WorldInParis
      06/25/2017 at 9:36 pm

      Now that you are not student any more you may consider another visit to Paris and enjoy one of these rooftops! Many new things going on here 😉

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    Punita Malhotra
    06/25/2017 at 10:02 am

    Mama’s Shelter looks most inviting with its decor, though I would love to go each of these, one by one, given a chance. Paris has endless surprises.

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      WorldInParis
      06/25/2017 at 10:18 am

      In the end, the best choice is to visit them all, isn’t it? Totally agree with you!

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    Claudia
    06/24/2017 at 11:11 pm

    I am totally obsessing with the cube bar!! How come I have not seen this place before??! Bookmarking this!

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      WorldInParis
      06/25/2017 at 10:20 am

      Ahahahah, OK! Cube Bar is the perfect ending of a shopping (or exploring) day. Plus it is very central so I am sure you will find your way to it next time you are in Paris 😉

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    April
    06/24/2017 at 6:05 pm

    Paris looks so romantic, as always! And I can just imagine being in one of these rooftops overlooking the Eiffel Tower. ♡

    • Reply
      WorldInParis
      06/24/2017 at 6:38 pm

      Nice rooftop bars, isn’t it? Which one is your favorite? 🙂

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    Travel with Mei and Kerstin
    06/24/2017 at 2:43 pm

    Wow! The views from these rooftops are wonderful! We lived in Paris for 10 years, and have never been to any of these rooftops. haha… But then, all these places were too expensive for our wallet. The rooftop views we got were those from our friends’ “chambre de bonne”. Maybe next time we’ll try out one of these luxurious rooftops when we return to Paris. 🙂

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      WorldInParis
      06/24/2017 at 6:39 pm

      Lol, you made me laugh hard with the Paris views from a chambre de bonne!! 😛

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    Kim-Ling Richardson
    06/24/2017 at 2:15 pm

    I love rooftop bars, especially when there’s views of the Eiffel Tower! Galleries Lafayette’s rooftop bar looks so pretty! I also really the look and sound of Auteuil Brasserie, but the ping pong tables, hammocks and sweet cocktails from Mama Shelter’s have got my attention!

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      WorldInParis
      06/24/2017 at 6:40 pm

      Difficult to choose, isn’t it? So in the end you like all our proposals! 😉

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    Danik
    06/24/2017 at 12:02 pm

    I am returning to Paris in less than two weeks time, and I think I be checking out GALERIES LAFAYETTE ROOFTOP ! Or any of classy bars with a view over paris at sunset which includes the Tour Eiffel 😀 Thank you for giving me this idea 🙂

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      WorldInParis
      06/24/2017 at 6:41 pm

      You are welcome Danik. We are here to inspire people and give them new ideas for their trips to Paris 😉 Have fun!

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