A day in Paris is always special. But how to make it even more special ? A nice drink or pleasant dinner on a rooftop in Paris is usually one of the best ways for ending a busy day in Paris. Yet, you should better know where to go for different expectations.
You will find below a short list of best rooftop options in Paris to enjoy the skyline, architecture and style, while having a good time among Parisians. The possibilities vary from really upscale dining to a couple of quick drinks at cozy lounges. And while you are at it, don't forget to take highlight pictures of your experience and post them on social media !
Here we go !
1 - Le Quarante Trois
"Le Quarante Trois" means basically 43 in French. However, it also designate one of the best spring and summer time venues with pleasant vibes in Paris. This cocktail bar is located on the 9th floor of the Holiday Inn Paris Notre-Dame and offers an amazing view of the city. Besides fancy drinks, you can also order some bites and enjoy them in a very relaxing atmosphere. Find out information about the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris.
2 - Creatures Paris
Galerie Lafayette is maybe the most famous department store in the world. At its top floor, there is a vibrant bar and restaurant serving great veggie food. It is called Creatures because from its terrace, you can enjoy a fantastic view of iconic monuments of Paris, mainly the Opera Palais Garnier in close and the Eiffel Tower in distance. Discover more Shopping Centers in Paris.
3 - Le Rooftop & L'Oiseau Blanc
The famous Peninsula Hotels' top floor has a 360 degree view, including a special corner towards the Eiffel Tower. On this exact location, the hotel hosts the bar Le Rooftop and the restaurant L'Oiseau Blanc. This might be the best choice for travelers who are looking for the most upscale night possible in Paris.
In 2020, the restaurant has even been awarded its first Michelin Star. The place is about to redefine the word "luxury". Discover more Michelin Stared Restaurants in Paris.
4 - Khayma
This is one of the best spots to look at the Basilica Sacré-Cœur on the Montmartre Hill. Khayma is the name of the rooftop bar at the top of the Hostel Generator. It is in a hip neighborhood near Canal Saint-Martin, so there is more than a view, there is a relax ambiance. The place is particularly loved by young travelers for the reasonably priced cocktails and wines.
5 - Le Zyriab by Noura
Usually, the rooftop restaurants and bars in Paris are at the top of the hotels but this one occupies the 9th floor of a cultural research institute (l'Institut du Monde Arabe). Le Zyriab offers a rich Lebanese kitchen with a view of Notre-Dame and Seine River.
6 - Laho Rooftop
Laho is a brand new lounge style venue nearby Gare de Lyon train station. Although it might seem a bit distant from the most popular attractions of Paris, this bar offers a fabulous sunset over Paris from distance. A great place to create unforgettable moments !
7 - Le Perchoir at Marais
There are several Le Perchoir Bars in Paris, but the duo at Le Marais is the most popular of town and the best decoration of all. It is the most French style in the classical sense. It attracts all the fancy Parisians for after works parties or weekend entertainment. It is renowned with its fancy cocktails and nightly DJ performances. There is no good reason not to have a drink and try this atmosphere !
8 - Terrass Hotel Montmartre
If you are nearby the major attractions of Montmartre or planning to visit the Basilica Sacré-Cœur, take this one into consideration. The Hotel Terrass stands at one of the highest corners of entire Paris. Moreover, its seventh floor has the widest view over the city of lights. The prices are high but the experience is worth it.
9 - National on the Top
In a less touristy and very nice quarter of Paris, National on the Top is a hidden gem at the top of the Hotel Arts et Metiers. Since it opened in 2017, it is described to be the nicest rooftop bar of Paris.
If you are eager to see a place a bit off the beaten track with nice drinks (especially cocktails) and a view over characteristic attic windows of Paris, you should give this one a chance.
10 - Frame Brasserie
Frame Brasserie is a Californian wind in Paris that has a very charming view of Eiffel Tower from a very close distance at the top of the Hotel Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel. It is open from breakfast to late after midnight, serving mostly organic and veggie products. A fancy place to enjoy coffee with the Eiffel Tower as a guest.
BONUS: Kong Paris
Kong is in our list for two reasons. One, it presents an option for the Asian kitchen lovers. Second reason is its exceptional unique decoration with its curved glass ceiling looking over the oldest and most beautiful bridge of Paris. To sum up, there is a surreal fusion of classic Paris and modern oriental styles here.
In which of these bars and restaurants would you spend your evening ? What kind of food do you prefer ? Asian ? Michelin Stared renown cuisine ? Simple but tasty ? Let us know in the comment section.