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, admiring the Paris skyline and gazing across the lights and landmarks that define the city. Here, 2018’s best rooftop bars in Paris (and also some of the best views of Paris) with something for every type, perfect to enjoy spring and summer in Paris.
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PARIS ROOFTOP BARS: QUICK ANSWERS
Best Panoramic Views of Paris: Terrass Hotel Paris Rooftop Bar
Best Rooftop Bars near Eiffel Tower: Hotel Raphael Paris Rooftop Bar and Peninsula Hotel Rooftop Bar
Best Views of Eiffel Tower: Hotel Raphael Paris Rooftop Bar and Peninsula Hotel Rooftop Bar
Best Paris City View: Rooftop Galeries Lafayette Paris
Quirkiest Paris Rooftop Bar: Mama Shelter Rooftop Bar
Most Beautiful Paris Rooftop Bar: Le Rooftop Molitor
Best Bar Rooftop Paris on a Budget: Le Perchoir Gare de l’Est
NB: some of the rooftop bars proposed here below are located on the top of a hotel in Paris. You don’t need to sleep in these hotels to enjoy their rooftops, they are open to the public. However, if you have not booked your Paris hotel yet, why not choose one of these hotels also to sleep and rest? These are fabulous hotels in Paris!
BRASSERIE AUTEUIL ROOFTOP TERRACE PARIS
78 rue d’Auteuil, Paris 16; M. Porte d’Auteuil, L10
Located in an old train station in Paris 16, Auteuil Brasserie proposes a sunny and green terrace to enjoy your favorite drink with the best Italian cuisine. This is one of the best terraces in Paris, a place combining tradition and modern decoration with perfection. Brasserie Auteuil is the kind of relaxing place where, sun or rain, we could spend all our weekend. Aaah . . “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: every day from 9 am to 2 am.
MAMA SHELTER ROOFTOP BAR PARIS
109 rue de Bagnolet, Paris 20; M. Alexandre Dumas, L2
The cool kids love to play, stand, and pose at this rooftop that crowns Hotel Mama Shelter Paris: it is like if we were on holidays! Mama Shelter rooftop bar, in Paris 20, does not have the best views of Paris but they know how to keep their guests happy during spring and summer in Paris. 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 must-do 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.
TERRASS HOTEL PARIS ROOFTOP BAR
12-14 rue Joseph de Maistre, Paris 18; M. Blanche, L2 or Abbesses, L12
Relax and enjoy panoramic views of Paris in the heart of Montmartre. One of Montmartre’s mythical places since 1911, Terrass Hotel Paris proposes also one of the best views in Paris (La Défense, Montmartre Cemetery, Les Invalides and, of course, the magnificent Eiffel Tower). What we like about Terrass Hotel rooftop bar is its urban atmosphere with a romantic touch: it is like if we were in New York! The rooftop bar has really nice corners, furnished with deck chairs, hanging sofas and parasols. Terrass Hotel rooftop bar is the perfect place to enjoy life, love, and a great Paris view.
Prices: cocktails 16€, beers (33cl) 8€
Opening hours: every day from 3.30 pm to 0.00 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 during summer in Paris with its two basins, galas, and avant-garde ambiance. Today Art Déco Hotel Piscine Molitor proposes a nice mix of a chic and vintage atmosphere which can also be enjoyed from its rooftop bar and restaurant.
Surrounded by lots of green and plants, Piscine Molitor Restaurant and Bar proposes its guests an interesting carte of cocktails which are like a promise of a voyage, a cruise ship in the city.
Le Rooftop Molitor is without any doubt, one of the best rooftop bars in Paris.
Prices: cocktails 15€, beers (33cl) 9€
Opening hours: every day from 10 am to 1 am.
ROOFTOP GALERIES LAFAYETTE PARIS
40 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9; M. Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette L 7, L9
After a long shopping day grab your favorite drink at Rooftop Galeries Lafayette Paris and admire a Paris at night with Eiffel Tower, Opera Garnier, Montmartre and the rooftops of Paris. Galeries Lafayette Paris rooftop (1.500 m2) has different spaces and atmospheres: La Paillote restaurant proposes a cuisine with a Mediterranean touch while its central space, furnished with chaise longues, is a place to relax and enjoy a fabulous Paris view. Finally, finish your day with your favorite cocktail at Cube Bar, one of the coolest bars with view of the Eiffel Tower.
Opening hours: from 11 am to 7.30 pm from Monday to Saturday and from 11 am to 6 pm on Sundays.
HOTEL RAPHAEL PARIS ROOFTOP BAR
17 Avenue Kléber, Paris 16; M. Kléber, L.6
Hotel Raphael Paris is one the best Hotels in Paris with Eiffel Tower view. The hotel’s ultra luxurious rooftop bar has one of the most spectacular Paris panoramic views, it is like if you could touch the Eiffel Tower or Arche de Triomphe with your own hands! Hotel Raphael Paris 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 halfway to heaven.
Prices: cocktails 25€, no beers available.
Opening hours: every day from 4 pm to 10 pm.
PENINSULA HOTEL ROOFTOP BAR PARIS
19 Avenue Kléber, Paris 16; M. Kléber, L.6
Looking for rooftop bars near Eiffel Tower? The Peninsula Hotel Paris is one of the best hotels overlooking Eiffel Tower and one of the Paris hotels with best views. The Peninsula Hotel Paris Rooftop, located on the 6th floor, is the perfect place for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Come to Peninsula Rooftop Bar for an elegant atmosphere with the best view of Eiffel Tower. Feeling hungry? The Peninsula restaurant l’Oiseau Blanc proposes the best of French cuisine in an exclusive terrace with great Paris night views.
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 and one of the best rooftops in Paris for people on a budget. 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 Paris 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.
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