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Best Rooftop Bars Paris Guide 
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.
What are the best rooftop bars to hang out this summer in Paris? If you are looking for the perfect rooftop bar, Paris won’t disappoint you. Here, 2020’s best rooftop bars in Paris, which also come with some of the best views of Paris.
Rooftop Bars in Paris: Quick Answers
Terrass Hotel Rooftop Bar
Rooftop Galeries Lafayette. We love to see Opéra Garnier from above plus it has great views over the Eiffel Tower
Hotel Raphael Paris Rooftop Bar and Peninsula Hotel Rooftop Bar, both in Paris 16
Peninsula Hotel Rooftop Bar and Hotel Raphael Paris Rooftop Bar
Rooftop Galeries Lafayette Paris
They are all beautiful! We especially like Le Rooftop Molitor and Brasserie Auteuil Rooftop Terrace but you won’t be wrong with any rooftop bar on this list.
Le Perchoir Gare de l’Est
Terrass Hotel Rooftop Bar (Paris 18)
12-14 rue Joseph de Maistre; Metro Blanche, Line 2 or Abbesses, Line 12
Terrass Hotel Paris is one of Montmartre’s mythical places (est. 1911) which also proposes one of the best bars in Paris with a view.
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 Paris is the perfect rooftop bar in Paris to enjoy life & love and it is also one of the best bars with the Eiffel Tower view.
- 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
Le Rooftop Molitor (Paris 16)
8 avenue de la Porte Molitor; Metro Porte d’Auteuil, Line 10
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 & vintage atmosphere which can also be enjoyed from its beautiful rooftop bar and restaurant.
Surrounded by lots of green and plants, the Rooftop Molitor proposes its guests an interesting carte of cocktails that are like a promise of a voyage, a cruise ship in the city. Because of its architecture (the pool is listed Monument Historique) and atmosphere, Le Rooftop Molitor is without any doubt one of the best rooftop bars in 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.
Rooftop Galeries Lafayette (Paris 9)
40 Boulevard Haussmann; Metro Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette Line 7, and Line 9
After some hours of shopping at Grands Boulevards head to Rooftop Galeries Lafayette Paris for a lunch break or a drink and admire the Paris skyline with the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, Montmartre, and the rooftops of Paris.
The 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 great place to relax. At sunset, get your favorite cocktail at Cube Sky Bar, one of the coolest bars with view of Eiffel Tower.
- 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.
Peninsula Rooftop Bar (Paris 16)
19 avenue Kléber; Metro Kléber, Line 6
Looking for rooftop bars near Eiffel Tower? The Peninsula Hotel Paris is one of the best hotels overlooking Eiffel Tower, with amazing views of the Iron Lady.
The Peninsula Rooftop Bar, 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 city views.
- Location: Paris 16
- Rooftop views: Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Arc de Triomphe, rooftops of Paris
- Opening hours: every day from 12 pm to 1 am
Hotel Raphael Paris Rooftop Bar (Paris 16)
17 avenue Kléber; Metro Kléber, Line 6
Hotel Raphael Paris is one of the best hotels in Paris with 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.
- Location: Paris 16
- Rooftop views: Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Arche de Triomphe, Montparnasse Tower
- Opening hours: every day from 4 pm to 10 pm.
Bar à Bulles & Le Toit (Paris 18)
4bis, Cité Veron; Metro Blanche, Line 2
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 too. The Bubble Bar is an indoor space with a beautiful adjacent terrace, perfect for a 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.
- Location: Paris 18
- Rooftop views: Place Blanche
- Opening hours: from 6 pm to 10 pm from Tuesday to Saturday.
Mama Shelter Rooftop Bar (Paris 20)
109 rue de Bagnolet; Metro Alexandre Dumas, Line 2
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 holidays!
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!
- 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.
Brasserie Auteuil Rooftop Terrace (Paris 16)
78 rue d’Auteuil; Metro Porte d’Auteuil, Line 10
Located in a former train station of La Petite Ceinture of Paris, Auteuil Brasserie proposes a sunny and green rooftop terrace to enjoy your favorite drink with the best Italian cuisine.
Brasserie Auteuil is one of the best terraces in Paris, a place combining tradition and modern decoration with perfection. It is the kind of relaxing place where, sun or rain, we could spend all our weekend. Aaah . . “la dolce vita” also exists in Paris!
- Location: Paris 16
- Rooftop views: Bois de Boulogne
- Opening hours: every day from 9 am to 2 am.
43 Up on the Roof (Paris 5)
4, rue Danton; Metro Saint-Michel Notre Dame, Line 4
Amongst all the Paris hotels with rooftop terrace, the Hotel Holiday Inn Paris Notre-Dame is quite central, in Paris 5. 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 aperitifs served in a cozy atmosphere plus stunning views of the finest monuments in the capital: Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, and more.
- Location: Paris 5
- Rooftop views: Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Invalides
- Opening hours: every day from 7 am to 10.30 pm.
Perchoir Gare de l’Est (Paris 10)
Place du 11 Novembre 1918; Metro Gare de l’Est Lines 4, 5, and 7
Perchoir Gare de l’Est is one of our favorite rooftop bars and one of the best rooftop 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 its roof! The wall-spanning arched window at the entrance is very impressive and on the other side, we can see the quintessential Paris rooftops.
The bar proposes cocktails, beers, some tapas and, of course, music.
- 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.
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
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 3.500m2 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.
Do we want to talk green? Le Jardin Suspendu has been conceived as a bubble of greenery, 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 hustle and bustle of the city.
- 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
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