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Best Rooftop Bars In Paris [2021] – A Local’s Guide

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Best Rooftop Bars Paris Guide [2021]

When the weather in Paris is good, there are few better ways to enjoy Paris at night than from above, cocktail in hand, admiring the Paris skyline, and gazing across the lights and landmarks that define the city.

A rooftop bar is a perfect place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing and soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful city.

This guide highlights the very best rooftop bars in Paris to hang out this summer, out-of-the-ordinary places for a French apéritif, and some of Paris’s best views.

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43 Up on the Roof (Paris 5)

4, rue Danton; Metro Saint-Michel Notre Dame, Line 4

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  • Location: Paris 5
  • Rooftop views: Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Invalides
  • Opening hours: every day from 7 am to 10.30 pm.

Amongst all the Paris hotels with rooftop terrace, the Hotel Holiday Inn Paris Notre-Dame is quite central. In the summer, the hotel’s 43 Cocktail Bar moves up onto the roof and becomes the 43 Up On the Roof.

43 Up On the Roof is one of the best Paris bars with a view. Enjoy a good selection of cocktails and apéritifs served in a cozy atmosphere, plus stunning views of the finest monuments in the capital: Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, and more.

Rooftop Galeries Lafayette (Paris 9)

40 Boulevard Haussmann;  Metro Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette Line 7, and Line 9

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Photo courtesy: Galeries Lafayette (c)
  • Location: Paris 9
  • Rooftop views: Opéra Garnier, rooftops of Paris, 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.

After a shopping day at Grands Boulevards, go up to the Galeries Lafayette’s Rooftop for a lunch break or a French apéritif and admire the Paris skyline with the Eiffel Tower, the Opéra Garnier, Montmartre, and the Parisian rooftops.

The Galeries Lafayette Rooftop is huge (1,500 m2), and it has different spaces and atmospheres.

La Paillote Restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine, and it has a central space furnished with chaise longues perfect for relaxing.

At sunset, order your favorite cocktail at Cube Sky Bar, one of the coolest bars with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

Perchoir Gare de l’Est (Paris 10)

Place du 11 Novembre 1918; Metro Gare de l’Est Lines 4, 5, and 7

  • Location: Paris 10
  • Rooftop views: rooftops of Paris
  • 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.

Perchoir Gare de l’Est is one of our favorite rooftop bars and one of the best rooftops Paris has to offer 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 the roof! The wall-spanning arched window at the entrance is imposing, and on the other side, we can see the quintessential Paris rooftops.

The bar proposes cocktails, beers, some tapas and, of course, music.

Le Jardin Suspendu (Paris 15)

Access through the parking entrance, in front of 40 rue d’Oradour-sur-Glane; Metro Porte de Versailles, Line 12

Le Jardin Suspendu Paris
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  • Location: Paris 15
  • Opening hours: Wednesday from 6 pm to 11 pm; Thursday from 6 pm to 12 am; Friday from 6 pm to 2 am; Saturday from 2 pm to 2 am and Sunday from 12 pm to 11 pm

Set on the rooftop of a parking lot at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Le Jardin Suspendu is the biggest vegetable rooftop bar in France, with awesome panoramic views over Paris.

Inaugurated in 2018, Le Jardin Suspendu became in a short time one of THE places to be in Paris in the summer for locals. With a surface of 3,500 m2, there’s a place for everything, from a food court to different bars, an open-air cinema, and other activities such as yoga or gardening.

Le Jardin Suspendu has been conceived as a greenery bubble with lemon trees, olive trees, Japanese maple, flowery bora trays, Delphinium, Penstemon, and a cactus garden. This is the perfect place for a hedonistic green break far from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Le Rooftop Molitor (Paris 16)

8 avenue de la Porte Molitor; Metro Porte d’Auteuil, Line 10

Rooftop Bar Hotel Molitor Paris
Photo courtesy: Hotel Molitor Paris ©
  • Location: Paris 16
  • Rooftop views: Molitor pools (listed historical monument), Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil, Eiffel Tower.
  • Opening hours: every day from 10 am to 1 am.

Since its inauguration in 1929, the Art Déco Piscine Molitor (Molitor swimming pool) entertains chic Parisians during summer in Paris with its two basins, galas, and avant-garde ambiance.

There’s also a colorful rooftop bar – the Rooftop Molitor – offering guests an interesting carte of cocktails that are like a promise of a voyage.

Because of its beautiful Art Déco architecture (the pool is listed as a Historical Monument) and atmosphere, Le Rooftop Molitor is, without any doubt, one of the best rooftop bars in Paris.

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Peninsula Rooftop Bar (Paris 16)

19 avenue Kléber; Metro Kléber, Line 6

Rooftop Bar Peninsula Hotel
Photo courtesy: Hotel Peninsula Paris ©
  • Location: Paris 16
  • Rooftop views: Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Arc de Triomphe, rooftops of Paris
  • Opening hours: every day from 12 pm to 1 am

Looking for rooftop bars near the Eiffel Tower? The Peninsula Hotel Paris comes with amazing views of the Iron Lady. 

The Peninsula Rooftop Bar, located on the 6th floor of Hotel Peninsula, 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 the Eiffel Tower.

Feeling hungry? The Peninsula restaurant L’Oiseau Blanc offers delicious French cuisine on an exclusive terrace with great Paris city views.

Brasserie Auteuil Rooftop Terrace (Paris 16)

78 rue d’Auteuil; Metro Porte d’Auteuil, Line 10

Brasserie Auteuil Rooftop Terrace
Photo courtesy: Brasserie Auteuil ©
  • Location: Paris 16
  • Rooftop views: Bois de Boulogne
  • Opening hours: every day from 9 am to 2 am.

Located in a former train station of La Petite Ceinture of Paris, Brasserie Auteuil offers a sunny and green rooftop terrace to enjoy your favorite drink with the best Italian cuisine.

Brasserie Auteuil is one of Paris’s best terraces, a place combining tradition and modern decoration with perfection. It is a relaxing place where, sun or rain, we could spend all our weekend. Aaah . . ‘la dolce vita’ also exists in Paris!

Hotel Raphael Paris Rooftop Bar (Paris 16)

17 avenue Kléber; Metro Kléber, Line 6

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Photo courtesy: Hotel Raphael Paris ©
  • Location: Paris 16
  • Rooftop views: Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Arche de Triomphe, Montparnasse Tower
  • Opening hours: every day from 4 pm to 10 pm.

Hotel Raphael Paris is one of the best hotels in Paris with an Eiffel Tower view. The hotel’s ultra-luxurious rooftop bar has one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Paris: it is like if we could touch the Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triomphe with our own hands!

Hotel Raphael Paris Rooftop Bar 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.

Terrass Hotel Rooftop Bar (Paris 18)

12-14 rue Joseph de Maistre; Metro Blanche, Line 2 or Abbesses, Line 12

Rooftop bars in Paris
Photo courtesy: Terrass Hotel Montmartre ©
  • Location: Paris 18
  • Rooftop views: Montmartre, Paris rooftops, Eiffel Tower, Montparnasse Tower, Les Invalides, La Défense
  • Opening hours: every day from 3.30 pm to 0.00 am

Terrass Hotel Paris is one of Montmartre’s mythical places. Inaugurated in 1911, this is one of the favorite hotels in Montmartre, which also offers one of Paris’s best rooftop bars with a view.

We like Terrass Hotel Rooftop Bar for 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 Paris is the perfect rooftop bar in Paris to enjoy life & love, and it is also one of the best bars with Eiffel Tower views.

Bar à Bulles & Le Toit (Paris 18)

4bis, Cité Veron; Metro Blanche, Line 2

Photo courtesy: Bar à Bulles (c)
Photo courtesy: Bar à Bulles (c)
  • Location: Paris 18
  • Rooftop views: Place Blanche
  • Opening hours: from 6 pm to 10 pm from Tuesday to Saturday.

This cozy place in the heart of Pigalle, hidden behind the blades of the Moulin Rouge, is part of La Machine du Moulin Rouge. La Machine housed for decades the boiler room of the most famous Parisian cabaret before becoming a dance club.

The Bar à Bulles is a place of sharing, meeting, and culture, and from time to time, there are some events. The Bubble Bar is an indoor space with a beautiful rooftop terrace, perfect for brunch on the sun or some drinks.

Le Toit – the rooftop – is a hanging garden populated with fruit trees and with great views of Place Blanche. Le Toit is open to the public of the Bubble Bar for a drink, tapas, or an aperitif with friends. During the summer season, there are also open-air cinema sessions.

Mama Shelter Rooftop Bar (Paris 20)

109 rue de Bagnolet; Metro Alexandre Dumas, Line 2

Mama Shelter Rooftop Bar Paris
Photo courtesy: Hotel Mama Shelter Paris ©
  • Location: Paris 20
  • 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.

The cool kids love to play, stand, and pose at this rooftop that crowns Hotel Mama Shelter Paris: it is as if we were on holiday!

Mama Shelter Rooftop Bar, in the 20th Arrondissement, possibly does not have the best views in 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. This is definitely one of the must-do rooftop bars in Paris!

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  • 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 🙂

    • WorldInParis
      08/31/2017 at 5:54 pm

      Great pic, especially for a sunny Sunday 🙂

  • 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!

    • WorldInParis
      08/11/2017 at 12:54 pm

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

  • 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!

    • WorldInParis
      07/01/2017 at 5:47 pm

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • WorldInParis
      07/01/2017 at 5:48 pm

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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

    • WorldInParis
      06/27/2017 at 7:49 am

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

  • 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 🙂

    • 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 🙂

  • 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!

    • WorldInParis
      06/25/2017 at 10:37 pm

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

  • 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.

    • 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 😉

  • 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.

    • 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!

  • 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!

    • 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 😉

  • 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. ♡

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

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

  • 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. 🙂

    • WorldInParis
      06/24/2017 at 6:39 pm

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

  • 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!

    • WorldInParis
      06/24/2017 at 6:40 pm

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

  • 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 🙂

    • 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!