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Table of Contents
- Best Paris Rooftops 2020
- Best Rooftop Bars in Paris & Best Views of Paris: Quick Answers
- Terrass Hotel Rooftop Bar
- Le Rooftop Molitor
- Galeries Lafayette Sky Bar
- Peninsula Hotel Rooftop
- Hotel Raphael Rooftop Bar
- Mama Shelter Rooftop Bar
- Brasserie Auteuil Rooftop Terrace
- Perchoir Gare de l’Est
- Le Jardin Suspendu
Best Paris Rooftops 2020
Rooftop bars season has arrived in Paris, yay! When the weather in Paris is good 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. If you want to enjoy Paris at night from a beautiful bar rooftop, Paris won’t disappoint you! Here, 2020’s best rooftop bars in Paris, usually open during summer in Paris, which also come with some of the best views of Paris. The best Paris rooftops with something for every type, perfect to enjoy spring and summer in the City of Lights!
Best Rooftop Bars in Paris & Best Views of Paris: Quick Answers
Best panoramic views of Paris: Terrass Hotel Rooftop Bar
Best views of Paris: Rooftop Galeries Lafayette Paris
Best rooftop bars near Eiffel Tower: Hotel Raphael Paris Rooftop Bar and Peninsula Hotel Rooftop Bar
Best rooftop bars with view of Eiffel Tower: Hotel Raphael Paris Rooftop Bar and Peninsula Hotel Rooftop Bar
Best sky bar Paris: Rooftop Galeries Lafayette Paris
Quirkiest Paris rooftop bar: Mama Shelter Rooftop Bar
Most beautiful Paris rooftop bars: Le Rooftop Molitor and Brasserie Auteuil Rooftop Terrace
Best Bar Rooftop Paris on a Budget: Le Perchoir Gare de l’Est
NB: some of the rooftop bars in Paris 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 are planning your trip to Paris and have not booked your hotel yet, why don’t you choose one of these hotels also to sleep and rest? These are fabulous hotels in Paris!
Terrass Hotel Rooftop Bar
12-14 rue Joseph de Maistre, Paris 18; M. Blanche, Line 2 or Abbesses, Line 12
Relax and enjoy great 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 Paris best views (La Défense, Montmartre, Les Invalides, Montparnasse Tower 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 Paris is the perfect place to enjoy life, love, and 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
8 Avenue de la Porte Molitor, Paris 16; M. 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 and vintage atmosphere which can also be enjoyed from its beautiful rooftop bar and restaurant.
Surrounded by lots of green and plants, Piscine Molitor Restaurant and Bar proposes guests an interesting carte of cocktails which are like a promise of a voyage, a cruise ship in the city. Because of its architecture (the pool is classified as a French 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 pool (historical monument), Jardin des Serres d’Auteuil, Eiffel Tower.
Opening hours: every day from 10 am to 1 am.
Galeries Lafayette Sky Bar
40 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9; M. Chaussée d’Antin – La Fayette Line 7, and Line 9
After a long shopping day head to Rooftop Galeries Lafayette, grab your favorite drink and admire the Paris skyline with Eiffel Tower, Opera Garnier, Montmartre and the rooftops of Paris. Rooftop Galeries Lafayette Paris (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 and enjoy a fabulous Paris view. Finally, finish your day with your favorite cocktail at Cube sky bar Paris, one of the coolest bars with view of the Eiffel Tower.
Location: Paris 9
Rooftop views: Opéra Garnier, rooftops Paris, 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 Hotel Rooftop
19 Avenue Kléber, Paris 16; M. 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 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 views 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.
Location: Paris 16
Rooftop views: Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Arche de Triomphe, rooftops of Paris
Opening hours: every day from 12 pm to 1 am
Hotel Raphael Rooftop Bar
17 Avenue Kléber, Paris 16; M. 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 Paris panoramic views: it is like if we could touch the Eiffel Tower or Arche de Triomphe with our 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.
Location: Paris 16
Rooftop views: Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Arche de Triomphe, Montparnasse Tower
Opening hours: every day from 4 pm to 10 pm.
Mama Shelter Rooftop Bar
109 rue de Bagnolet, Paris 20; M. 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 Paris, in the 20th Arrondissement, possibly 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. 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
78 rue d’Auteuil, Paris 16; M. Porte d’Auteuil, Line 10
Located in an old train station of La Petite Ceinture of Paris, 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 Brasserie Auteuil, we recommend booking in advance.
Location: Paris 16
Rooftop views: Park Bois de Boulogne
Opening hours: every day from 9 am to 2 am.
Perchoir Gare de l’Est
Place du 11 Novembre 1918, Paris 10; M. Gare de l’Est Line 4, Line 5, and Line 7
Perchoir Gare de l’Est 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 rooftops. The bar proposes cocktails, beers, some food 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
Access through the parking entrance, in front of 40 rue d’Oradour-sur-Glane, Paris 15; M. Porte de Versailles, Line 12
Set on the rooftop of a parking lot of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, Le Jardin Suspendu is the biggest green rooftop 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 an eclectic program of music and other activities such as yoga, or gardening. Do we want to talk green? Le Jardin Suspendu, the largest vegetable rooftop in Paris, has been conceived as a bubble of greenery, with lemon trees, olive trees, Japanese maple, flowery bora trays, Delphinium, Penstemon, and a cactus garden. All perfect 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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