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12 Best Rooftop Bars in Paris for This Summer

Looking for the best rooftop bars in Paris? We’ve got you covered with this handy guide!

If you have been to Paris, you have probably heard the whispers in the air about the luxurious rooftop bars. 

The various restaurants, hotels, and museums, each with a rooftop terrace, give both tourists and locals the chance to view Paris from a whole different perspective.

Visiting Paris can be daunting, with endless lists of things to do or see. However, no matter how short your stay is, one priority should be to experience at least one rooftop bar.

Below you will find some impressive rooftop bars located all around Paris. From their locations to the atmosphere to what you can expect on the menu – it is all here for you to read about!

If you are traveling to Paris and want to experience the Parisian rooftops, you have come to the right place.

Everything you need to know about these stunning bars is below – no more need to spend hours scrolling through google to find the perfect bar for you.

12 Best Rooftop Bars in Paris 

1. Montparnasse Tower Rooftop Terrace

Rooftop Bar at the Montparnasse Tower

Relax with a drink while you soak up the Paris panorama from the highest tower in the city.

Towering 699.97-feet high, the Montparnasse Tower is an attraction on its own. But did you know it has a rooftop bar with jaw-dropping views?

The bar is small and has a number of bean bags and lounge chairs, so you might want to time your entrance because many people go there to see the sunset, including us. And let me tell you something: it’s 100% worth it! What a view!

You do have to buy the Montparnasse ticket, but the view alone is worth the money.

View from the Rooftop Bar at the Montparnasse Tower
Eiffel Tower during the sunset seen from Montparnasse Tower

2. Le Perchoir

Le Perchoir, translated to The Birds Perch, is a Parisian rooftop bar that has been given its name for a reason – with a beautiful 360-degree panoramic of Paris, you really do get that bird’s eye view.

Situated near the Ménilmontant metro, this bar is a common attraction for both locals and tourists alike. When you arrive, you take a lift up the seventh floor and walk out, staring at the City of Love.

However, Le Perchoir does have a limit of 100 people on the roof at one time, so best get there early for that prime location!

The overall layout is of a Bohemian style. There are large sofas with plump pillows for relaxing and lounging with a cocktail in hand.

Additionally, they have stylish wooden tables for those who feel like enjoying a meal during their rooftop experience. Sprinkled around the bar and seating areas are an array of plants adding to that outdoor, rooftop vibe!

The bar’s carefully crafted signature cocktails are a must-have. But make sure to try out the gin and vodka made by Le Perchoir itself.

However, if you aren’t feeling for an alcoholic beverage, do not worry; they have many organic soft drink options such as lemonade and cola!

Luckily for you, this rooftop bar does allow for reservations of up to 6 people and is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am. You may book two weeks in advance, and we would advise you do so as it can fill up quickly!

3. The Shed at Hotel des Grands Boulevards

The Shed is one of the best rooftop bars in Paris
The Shed is one of the best rooftop bars in Paris

Above the Hotel des Grands Boulevards, at the center of luxurious Paris, a bar called The Shed awaits.

Having been described as an Eden in the middle of the bustling city, this bar allows for a break from the busy city.

A calm vibe, relaxing background music, soft lights, plants, and of course, that panoramic Parisian view gives one the tranquil experience we all so desperately need from time to time.

You can expect an array of house cocktails, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, wines and champagnes on the menu, and light meals such as Italian charcuterie, cheese platters, or trout!

The Shed is relatively small compared to other bars around Paris, so it is always a good idea to take the time to make a reservation beforehand.

Be careful not to book for the wrong bar as they have another bar in the hotel called The Shell – the two names are similar, so it is an easy mistake to make.

The Shed is open from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Monday to Friday. However, if you aren’t ready to leave at the closing time, The Shell is open until 1:00 am!

4. Mama Shelter Paris West

Rooftop bar at Mama Shelter Hotel

Situated only a fifteen-minute stroll from the center, on the west side of Paris, is a hotel called Mama Shelter – but that’s not all. On the 7th floor of this funky hotel is a beautiful rooftop bar with a 360-degree view of Paris.

If you are looking for a vibey, unique, and fun atmosphere, this Mama Shelter rooftop restaurant is the place for you. The hotel offers hammocks, deckchairs, and ping pong tables to give you a feeling of being on holiday. 

Additionally, there is a rooftop party from 6:00 pm to 12:00 pm! 

It’s a good idea to note that the opening times differ slightly depending on the day of the week. Mama Shelter is open from 12:00 am to 11:00 pm from Monday to Wednesday and Thursday to Saturday from noon to midnight.

On the menu, Mama Shelter has cocktails, shooters, wines, beers, and even mocktails for those who feel like an alcohol-free evening! There is also a selection of Pizza and Pasta to soak up those delicious cocktails.

5. Terrass” Hotel

Rooftop bar at Terrass Hotel

If you dream of having breakfast with a view of the Eiffel Tower in the distance, staying at the Terrass” Hotel and making your way up to the 7th floor onto their rooftop restaurant is what you are searching for!

The hotel is situated in Montmartre, right next to the Sacre Coeur and Moulin Rouge. While the Terrass” hotel and restaurant are well worth the distance, it is a good idea to bear in mind that it is a bit far from the center of Paris so you will need to make plans for travel to get you there and back!

From breakfast to late-night meals, the rooftop restaurant serves all sorts. They have many choices for drinks, including beers, whiskey, rums, cocktails, champagne, and more!

But don’t stop there – you can pair your Red River Cocktail with some smoked salmon or anything else that tickles your taste buds on the snack menu.

The rooftop restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday from 3:30 pm until 00:30 am. However, if you’re planning to visit on Sunday or Monday, it closes a little earlier, at 11:30 pm.

6. Hotel Rochechouart Rooftop Bar

Rooftop bar at Hotel Rochechouart

Located in Montmartre, 10 minutes from the Sacré Coeur, you will find the beautiful Hotel Rochechouart – but that’s not all. If you make your way up to the 9th floor, you will find a stunning rooftop bar overlooking Paris with le Sacré Coeur insight.

The relaxed atmosphere has been described as charming and sophisticated – with a large emphasis on the friendliness of the staff.

The rooftop is decorated with wrought iron tables, greenery everywhere, comfy benches, and a sweet aroma floating in the air from the various herbs planted around. 

The menu is short but sweet. They have a variety of drinks such as cocktails, mocktails, and whiskeys on the rocks – however, there are only a few options within each.

Of course, there are also some “Petites Faim” options (translated directly to small hunger); chicken gyoza and veg, sea bream ceviche, or small vegetarian spring rolls.

Hotel Rochechouart is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 7:00 am until 11:30 pm – reservations are recommended! Furthermore, if you’re planning a small soirée, the rooftop bar is also available for private hire.

7. Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadero

Rooftop bar at Canopy Hotel

The iconic Hotel Trocadero, with the ideal location within one kilometer away from the Eiffel Tower, has exquisite rooms and a gorgeous rooftop bar with the Eiffel Tower in view!

This elegant rooftop bar is a place for hotel guests or visitors to relax and enjoy the beautiful views. There are both places to sit and enjoy a light meal but also couches to relax you into that Parisian vibe.

Additionally, a large umbrella provides much-needed shade in the middle of summer.

They have cocktails, beers, and even some local juices on the bar menu! Additionally, there are some light savory snacks to enjoy. If you’re seeking a more filling meal, you can always head to the restaurant.

The rooftop bar is open from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, so ensure that you have enough time to sit back, relax and enjoy the view!

8. Sequoia Rooftop Bar

Rooftop bar at Kimpton Hotel

The 5-star Kimpton St Honoré Paris hotel is known for its luxurious rooms, tranquil spa, indoor swimming, and a picturesque rooftop bar with a panoramic view of Paris. The Kimpton St Honoré is located in the center of Paris, right by the Tuileries Gardens.

The rooftop bar is called Sequoia, the name of a redwood tree. This rooftop bar gets its name from the many luscious greenery decorating the deck.

The atmosphere is relaxed and tranquil, but guests tend to dress up to match the stylish decor around. During the day, you can expect a calm, sunny experience. At night candles are lit all around the floors and tables, which switches the mood to romantic.

The bar offers an assortment of white wines, rosés, red wines, champagnes, and much more, as well as the highly requested cocktails, both alcoholic and virgin cocktails.

They have a small selection of food to snack on, such as red lentils and sesame breadsticks with a choice of dip. If you feel for something sweet, they also have ice creams on offer!

The rooftop bar is open only on sunny days and remains closed during colder weather. It is open Monday through to Sunday from 5:00 pm until 12:00 pm.

9. Hotel Raphael La Terrasse

Hotel Raphael

Situated in the wealthiest district of Paris, the 16th arrondissement is home to the magnificent Hotel Raphael (a wonderful 5-star hotel in Paris), and on the 7th floor is a pristine rooftop bar called La Terrasse.

This cocktail bar has been described as a “hanging garden” due to the many green plants and flowers which fill the terrace.

The atmosphere at this rooftop garden is relaxed but elegant – with guests dressing up to suit the amazing view of the Eiffel Tower, the Arc De Triomphe, and Le Sacre Coeur.

The Terrasse boasts a full menu complete with drinks such as champagne, wine, and beers but also (unlike most rooftop bars) it has main courses in addition to starters and light snacks.

Lastly, they have delicious desserts such as lemon curd pie or sorbet! It is important to note there aren’t any cocktails – so best look elsewhere if that’s what you’re after.

This bar is one of the few that is not open all year round – but remains open only during summer, from April to September. The terrace is open from 12:00 am until 11:00 pm during these months.

10. Perruche

Situated on the 9th floor above the luxurious men’s clothing store Printemps Haussman is a Parisian rooftop bar waiting to fill your every expectation of an oasis in the sky.

This bar is a must-see with unparalleled views of the sparkling Eiffel Tower, relaxing sofas, dining tables, and greenery everywhere!

Perruche allows for great views both day and night – remaining open for nightlife seekers and those who feel like lunch with a view.

It’s available from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm for lunch, and 7:00 pm to 2:00 am for dinner. However, ensure that you make a reservation as it can fill up quite quickly!

The vibe shifts depending on what time of day you decide to go. If you’re looking for relaxing but sophisticated energy, then during the day is better.

However, if you are looking for an upbeat vibe, then the music from the live bands at night is the better option for you.

From the bar menu, you can expect signature cocktails, classic cocktails, wines, champagne, spirits – you name it! If you feel peckish, there are also some light sharable snacks such as smoked tuna with seaweed butter.

If you’ve had your glass of wine, enjoyed the sunset over the rooftops of Paris but feel like a change of scenery, there is always the indoor restaurant with its three-course meals left to enjoy!

11. Khayma Rooftop at Generator

Rooftop bar at the Generator Hostel

Within the 10th district of Paris, close to Gare du Nord, you will find a hostel called Generator Paris, home to a rooftop bar voted one of the top 10 rooftop bars in Paris!

Visiting this 9th-floor bar in the evening gives you the luxury of watching the sunset over the Montmartre and the Sacre Coeur.  

This 110-square-meter area is decorated with various lounging options, from comfy stools to sofas to lounge chairs.

But do not worry about the heat up on the roof – there is a cream-colored stretch tent creating shade from that Parisian summer sun.

The fairy lights and mood music set a relaxed vibe on the balcony. Guests can enjoy the rooftop all day long from 9:30 am until 10:00 pm. However, the bar is only open from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm. 

Like most bars, you can find champagne, cocktails, and wines! There is also a restaurant within the Generator hotel that has many delicious choices for food.

If you are searching for a bar to host a private event, you can rent the Khayma rooftop for the evening.

12. Les Ombres

Last but not least is the glass-enclosed rooftop restaurant called Les Ombres, situated above the Quai Bran’s museum.

This pristine restaurant with an attached green rooftop terrace boasts some of the best panoramic views of Paris. With the Eiffel Tower practically within reaching distance, you cannot get better.

The atmosphere at Les Ombres is elegant and glamour – with people dressing their absolute best to dine with the Eiffel Tower in direct view.

Within the restaurant, there are round dining tables with crispy clean white table cloths – seating arrangement to match the elegance factor. On the terrace, the same glamorous vibe is experienced.

The restaurant menu is complete with starters, mains, and desserts, with multiple options for each. Furthermore, not only is the food delicious, but also the plating is done in such a way that it is almost too beautiful to eat.

The glass-enclosed restaurant is open all year round; however, if you want to experience that green terrace, then make sure to plan your visit in the summer months as it is only open then.

Les Ombres is closed on Mondays, but it’s open every other day from 12:00 am until 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm.

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