Top 15 rooftops in Paris!

To enjoy relaxing moments in Paris with a great view of the capital, nothing beats a rooftop location!

Summer is the time to get some height and relax on the capital’s rooftop terraces. Bars, restaurants, brasseries, with intimate, luxurious, chic and party atmospheres, on the tops of hotels, museums and department stores … Rooftop venues offer a multitude of options to enjoy an evening with altitude. A round-up of the best addresses in Paris.

Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers

Rooftop - Hôtel national des Arts et métiers

Secret address

An intimate place, the terrace of the Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers is reserved for the thirty or so people who have booked ahead (for dinner). Here the weather is good, the sky is blue, the white and grey banquettes are perfect for lovers ... An idyllically peaceful spot to sit on comfy sofas between the wood features and plants or perched on a high chair to better appreciate the wonderful view over all of Paris.

243 rue Saint-Martin, Paris 3rd
Metro Arts et Métiers ou Réaumur-Sébastopol

Le Perchoir Marais

Rooftop - Perchoir Marais

One of the most popular

Perched on the roof of the famous BHV Marais department store, le Perchoir Marais is a cocktail bar that seeks to pamper its guests in a vintage atmosphere that is both understated and chic. Original cocktails, beers or very good wines are served as well as plates of charcuterie or cheese, all against a background of varied music chosen by the team.

33, rue de la Verrerie, Paris 4th   
Metro Hôtel de Ville or Châtelet

 See also Le Perchoir de l’Est (10, place du 11 novembre 1918, Paris 10), le Perchoir Ménilmontant (14, rue Crespin du Gast, Paris 11) and from summer 2020, the Perchoir Porte de Versailles (2, avenue de la porte de la Plaine, Paris 15)

The Brach rooftop

Brach Paris - Terrasse suite Suzanne

A country rooftop in the heart of the 16th arrondissement

The rooftop of the Brach hotel, located between the Trocadéro and the Bois de Boulogne, is full of surprises: a vegetable garden with small fruits, vegetables and aromatic plants, a Norwegian bath and a henhouse occupied by three laying hens. Not to mention the breathtaking panoramic view of Paris, cocktails by Jérémy Bacquet and a menu created in collaboration with the Bellota-Bellota brand.

Without reservation from 5pm to 1am 

1-7 rue Jean Richepin, Paris 16th
Metro Rue de la Pompe

Perruche

Rooftop Perruche

Exoticism on the roof of a department store 

Both a cocktail bar and a restaurant, Perruche is only one year old and yet already has many regulars. A bar with a pool house vibe and a 500 m²  restaurant above the Printemps de l’Homme department store, it is an oasis of greenery and serves high quality food and drink with a selection of signature cocktails by Nico de Soto.

2, rue du Havre, Paris 9th
Metro Havre-Caumartin

Auteuil Brasserie

Auteuil Brasserie - terrasse, Paris © Yann Deret

A chic bucolic break

The rooftop venue of the well-known Auteuil Brasserie has managed to create an elegant country atmosphere tucked away out of sight. The rattan and wooden chairs, abundant vegetation and big tables give it a special cachet place, and the cuisine is of Italian inspiration.
78, rue d’Auteuil, Paris 16th
Metro Porte d’Auteuil

Georges 

Terrasse Georges - Centre Pompidou

Panoramic view from the centre of Paris 

This Parisian must-see is a festive, chic and romantic cafe, bar and restaurant. The Georges has designer interiors where you can enjoy refined and inventive cuisine. The ‘drink only’ option at sunset is also worth doing at the Pompidou Centre, where tables have been installed on the rooftop for a simply breathtaking view ...

Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4th
Métro Rambuteau

Khayma Rooftop bar

Generator Paris - Rooftop
On the top floor of the Generator Paris

The 9th floor of the hostel conceals a rooftop terrace with a trendy relaxed vibe furnished with hanging chairs, high chairs and plastic stools. It attracts a mixed crowd who like to dance to the DJ Set electro, chat, and sip signature cocktails with a view of the Sacré-Cœur!

9-11, place du Colonel Fabien, Paris 10th
Metro Colonel Fabien

Terrass’’ Hotel 

Terrass’’ Restaurant & Bar, terrasse de nuit, Paris © Terrass Hotel

On the Butte Montmartre 

This is the 7th floor of the Terrass'' Hotel! It comprises an indoor restaurant and bar and a terrace, a perfect combination of elegance and relaxation. Comfortable swing seats and convivial round tables make it an ideal place to unwind. A large selection of signature cocktails or long drinks are available, as well as platters of charcuterie and cheese, and brunch on Sunday.

12-14 rue Joseph de Maistre, Paris 18th 
Metro Blanche

Hôtel Raphael Paris

Rooftop Hôtel Raphael
One of the most elegant addresses

A champagne bar and restaurant, the terrace of the Hotel Raphael Paris is an elegant place. For lunch, dinner or a drink, reservation is almost necessary, VIP tables are also available to enjoy the most breathtaking panorama of the city. The decor, worthy of an Italian terrace, is like a hanging garden and the perfect setting for enjoying a cocktail in the sun.

NB: reopening scheduled for September 2020

17, avenue Kléber, Paris 16th
Metro George V, Boissière or Argentine

Hôtel Molitor Paris

Molitor

Mythical address and swimming pool

The Molitor bar and brasserie, in an Art Deco building, has a rooftop terrace with fragrant plants and colourful furniture that conjure up a feeling of holidays and sunshine. Try the cocktails, mocktails or mojitos and enjoy the views of the neighborhood on one side and the pool on the other.

6, avenue de la Porte Molitor, Paris 16th 
Metro Exelmans

Mama Shelter Paris East

Mama Shelter, Paris

Known for partying

Mama Rooftop welcomes everyone for lunch, an aperitif or dinner. Drinks and finger food or a full menu or available but Mama Paris East’s big attraction is the grill room! Enjoy roasted chickens, ping-pong tables, sun umbrellas and huge banquettes, all in a secluded setting.

109, rue de Bagnolet, Paris 20th 
Metro Porte de Bagnolet

Take a look too at the rooftop of Mama Paris West (20, avenue de la porte de la Plaine Paris 15)

CREATURES

Rooftop Mademoiselle Mouche

Vegetarian rooftop terrace

The roof terrace at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann welcomes the restaurant CREATURES. Run by chef Julien Sebbag, this pop-up summer vegetarian restaurant also boasts an urban vegetable garden, a bar offering herbal and plant-based cocktails and a festive programme. A delightful vegetable interlude combined with a magnificent view!

40 boulevard Haussmann, Paris 9th 
Metro : Chaussée d'Antin-Lafayette

IMA Summer club 

Terrasse Zyriab

Summer on the rooftop of the Arab World Institute

A 300 m² panoramic terrace tucked away on the 9th floor of a Parisian institute ...this is what the Arab World Institute has created with its Summer club on the roof, a perfect place to chill, have a drink and enjoy Classics Only and Arabic Sound nights. All with a breathtaking view of the île de la Cité!

NB: until September 20, 2020

1 rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, Paris 5th 
Metro Cardinal Lemoine, Jussieu or Sully-Morland

Hotel Paradiso

Hôtel Paradiso - Rooftop, Paris

Rooftop and open-air cinema

The Paradiso Hotel is the first cinema-hotel in Paris, offering its guests and visitors a unique experience around the 7th art. Cinema is everywhere: in the decoration, in the suites transformed into projection rooms and on the rooftop! Located just a stone's throw from the Place de la Nation, the Paradiso hotel has a pleasant and green rooftop where you can sip a drink while enjoying a panoramic view of the capital. From June to September, every Sunday from 9.30pm, the rooftop of the Hotel Paradiso is transformed into an open-air cinema. The eclectic programme - to be found on the hotel's website - is a delight for film lovers. Sessions are free and no reservation is required.

135 boulevard Diderot, Paris 12th
Metro : Nation

More information on open-air cinemas in Paris

L'Oiseau blanc

L'Oiseau Blanc - Vue sur Montmartre, Paris

A starred rooftop

Sur le toit du palace Peninsula Paris, l’Oiseau Blanc propose une cuisine gastronomique française de haut vol. Le guide Michelin ne s’y est pas trompé puisqu’il l’a récompensé d’une étoile en 2020. Vous pourrez même voir suspendu dans les airs une réplique de l’avion biplan Charles Nungesser et François Coli, avec lequel ils ont été les premiers à traverser l’Atlantique.

On the roof terrace of the palace Peninsula Paris, L’Oiseau Blanc offers top-flight gastronomic French cuisine. The Michelin guide was not mistaken in awarding it a star in 2020. You can even see suspended in the air a replica of the biplane in which aviators Charles Nungesser and François Coli attempted the first non-stop trans-Atlantic crossing.

19, avenue Kléber, Paris 16e 
Métro : Kléber

Many other rooftop terraces and restaurants with breathtaking views await Parisians and visitors:

the Jules Verne on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower

Le Kong on the roof of the Samaritaine

The restaurant Les Ombres atop the roof of the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac

The aptly named Ciel de Paris perched on the 56th floor of the Tour Montparnasse

The rooftop terrace of the Cité de la Mode et du Design in the 12th

The upper deck of the floating museumFluctuart

The confidential rooftop terrace of the Musée Guimet

the 60-metre high rooftop of the LAHO business centre, opposite the Gare de Lyon