The number of rooftop bars in Paris is heading skywards. And it’s long overdue Dotted with towering landmarks and neatly hewn boulevards, The City of Light is a stunning sight once you breach the rooftops. Yet you still have to hunt around to find these rare sanctuaries in the sky.
Invariably located above hotels and department stores, cityscape panoramas are reason enough to seek them out. The very best offer a warm welcome and a killer cocktail menu to accompany the views. Powered by a heady mix of skyline vistas and refreshing apéro, we’ve picked out 15 of our favorite rooftop bars in Paris.
Rooftop Bars Paris: Skyline Views & Sunset Cocktails
Ask anyone what they want from a rooftop bar, and the answer is, invariably, ‘views’. The more spectacular, the better. With virtually no skyscrapers and just a handful of towering landmarks, rooftop bars in Paris usually command views that stretch to the horizon. If that’s what you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong with our first five recommendations.
National on the Top - L'Hôtel National des Arts et MétiersRooftop Bar in 3. ArrondissementAdd to myTravel added
Panoramic vistas and swanky cocktails are on the menu at National on the Top. Perched atop the Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers in vibrant Le Marais, the views from this intimate space skim along the roofs of the colorful quartier below. Open from 4pm to midnight, and with no meals (just “daily snacks”) or mocktails on offer, the tiny terrace with immense views is ideal for a leisurely nightcap. If you were to arrive with an appetite, there is a decent Trattoria downstairs.
The rewarding views, punctuated by the Eiffel Tower, are complemented by a short drink menu replete with top-shelf favorites and top-shelf prices. If you can’t bag a spot on the roof straightway, head downstairs to the splendid L’Herbarium bar. There you’ll find a much longer and thoughtfully curated drinks menu, including signature cocktails with herbal “fragrances” like Les fleurs sucrees and Sparkling rose velvet.” National on the Top is a serene space with stunning views and a killer drinks menu. Be prepared to join a line. Since opening in 2017, the bar has quickly gone from hidden gem to thriving hotspot.
- Nearest Métro: Réaumur – Sébastopol (3, 4), Arts et Métiers (3, 11)
Le Cabanon Perché at Terrass'' HotelRooftop Bar in 18. ArrondissementAdd to myTravel added
A single, quirky quotation mark suggests a hip and contemporary venue. In fact, Le Cabanon Perché above the Terrass” Hotel is a sophisticated bar with breathtaking 7th-floor vistas. Way out in the 18th arrondissement, the unbroken views of the Eiffel Tower at night are exceptional. Tables blessed with superior views are highly sought after, but sunset views can be enjoyed from anywhere in the spacious bar. Reservations are not required.
Signature cocktails are made with Citadelle botanical gins and the whisky selection is long. Several fruity mocktails are available, along with a selection of sharing plates — charcuterie, fromage, and other appetizers. Styled like a surf shack, Le Cabanon Perché temporarily transports you away from the urban hustle. Looking out over boho Montmartre and the majestic Basilica Sacré-Cœur, it also happens to be one of the best-located rooftop bars in Paris.
- Nearest Métro: Blanche (2)
Le Perchoir – BHV MaraisRooftop Bar in 4. ArrondissementAdd to myTravel added
Located above the venerable BHV (Bazar de l’Hôtel de Ville) department store, Le Perchoir (The Perch) is one of the better-known rooftop bars in Paris. Once again, it’s the jaw-dropping panorama that attracts crowds. Dating back to 1856, the BHV is housed in a handsome Second Empire building. The bar has a decidedly more modern feel, allied to stylish and seasonally changing décor. Even sans belles vues, Le Perchoir would be a fine place to unwind. But positioned seven floors up, the rich cityscape unfurls beneath. Directly opposite is the magnificent city hall, Hôtel de Ville de Paris. Notre-Dame and the Eiffel Tower augment the compelling perspective.
There is an extensive and nuanced drink and cocktail menu to enhance the experience. A handful of snacks like banh mi, plus the ubiquitous charcuterie and fromage-laden planches help soak up the drinks while you soak up the views. Le Perchoir only opens as the sun sets, and the continuously reinvented venue knows what its patrons want. Soaring skyline views over the twinkling City of Light and evenings lubricated with expertly crafted drinks. Look out for Le Perchoir de l’Est (10th arr.) and Le Perchoir Porte de Versailles (15th arr.) for some other rooftop gems from the same operators.
- Nearest Métro: Hôtel de Ville (1)
Laho RooftopRooftop Bar in 12. ArrondissementAdd to myTravel added
Parisian sunsets are best enjoyed from above the rooftops. Laho Rooftop is a laidback bar with beanbags and unbroken 360-degree views over the capital. It is an idyllic spot to watch the sun disappear over the horizon. Patience might be required at this popular bar. There is a strict 200-person limit, and reservations are not accepted. Take heart, the bar is popular with good reason.
In addition to views over the Seine and central Paris, the green and verdant Laho emphasizes comfort and tranquility. Plant-lined wooden decks, artificial lawns, and cushiony seating infuse the bar with an urban garden effect. You get the sense that the design was inspired by the nearby Coulée Verte René- Dumont. Much like the beloved floral walkway, it feels comfortingly detached from city life.
As with most rooftop bars in Paris, signature cocktails and sharing boards top the menu. Look out for the infrequent DJ-led soirées spéciales (ticket reservations are required.) Check ahead to avoid disappointment, or book yourself in for the party. No waiting required! Open to midnight, Laho Rooftop manages to be both a soothing escape from metropolitan life and one of the best places from which to observe it.
- Nearest Métro: Austerlitz (5, 10), Gare de Lyon (1, 14)
Le bar sur le toit – Hôtel RochechouartRooftop Bar in 9. ArrondissementAdd to myTravel added
Le bar sur le toit (‘the bar on the roof’) of Hôtel Rochechouart is a simple affair. An unpretentious terrace lined with potted plants and garden furniture. It also happens to have knockout views over free-spirited Montmartre. Commanding attention is the magnificent Sacré-Cœur Basilica. But you also get 360-degree views that sweep over Paris from this 9th-floor bar.
Completing the la dolce vita effect is a short menu of Italian-inspired dishes washed down with Italian beers and wines. Cocktails, including alcohol-free options, continue the theme: Week-end à Rome, Luigi’s Negroni, for example. Despite being in short proximity to spirited Pigalle and the can-can dancers of the Moulin Rouge, the rooftop bar at Hôtel Rochechouart remains one of the more modest rooftop bars in Paris. Albeit with resolutely immodest views.
- Nearest Métro: Pigalle (2, 12)
ROOF (Madame Rêve)Rooftop Bar in Louvre & Les HallesAdd to myTravel added
The upscale Madame Rêve hotel has joined the exclusive club of rooftop bars in Paris with style. Their restaurant bar in the heart of Paris delivers spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and landmarks like the Panthéon and SaintEustache Church. The plant-bedecked space exudes elegance and has a secret garden feel that adds a sense of urban escape. The long glass canopy fills the space with sunlight, inviting guests to see iconic monuments anew. Sadly, the views do not extend north towards Montmartre.
Cocktails and finger food are on the menu. Many guests linger for dinner, making the most of the views and the balanced menu for all tastes. Sushi and sashimi headline. Few rooftop bars in Paris can match the close-up views of emblematic buildings. Reservations are essential.
- Price: €€€-€€€€
- Address: 43 Rue Étienne Marcel, 75001 (Les Halles)
- Nearest Métro: Étienne Marcel (4)
Hôtel Dame des ArtsRooftop Bar in Quartier Saint-Germain-des-PrésAdd to myTravel added
La rive gauche has gained a stunning new skyline terrace designed by Raphaël Navot with 360° views that vanish into the horizon. The Eiffel Tower and SacréCœur Basilica punctuate a panorama that will be a fixture on many tourist itineraries.
The laidback setting at Hôtel Dame des Arts (formerly Le 43) welcomes viewhungry guests with a streamlined drinks and finger food menu. Prices are high, even for rooftop bars in Paris. But the chic stylings laden with soft seating and Mediterranean overtones compensate. The terrace is open all year, and reservations are not required. The ambiance is decidedly chilled, and the backdrop is exhilarating. A new rooftop star is born.
- Price: €€€€
- Address: 4 Rue Danton, 75006 (Saint-Germain-des-Prés)
- Nearest Métro: Odéon (4, 10)
Terrasse du 7ème ciel - Café MessikaRooftop Bar in Quartier de la Chaussée-d’AntinAdd to myTravel added
The sprawling department stores on the chic Grands Boulevards are home to several bars and restaurants with stellar views. Among them is Café Messika above the Printemps department store. It’s an accessible café-bar with the expected cocktails and drinks, albeit a pretty vanilla selection. The sharing planches are more inviting (tempura gambas, miam). There’s even a kid’s menu, a rarity among rooftop bars in Paris.
180° views sweep past the Eiffel Tower, with the ornate domed towers of the department store and Palais Garnier in the foreground. Shoppers needing a pause and curious visitors looking to work their camera’s panorama function will appreciate this unfussy space with gorgeous views where you can relax with family or friends.
- Price: €€-€€€
- Address: 64 Bd Haussmann, 75009 (Opéra)
- Nearest Métro: Havre – Caumartin (3, 9)
Rooftop Bars Paris: Hidden Gems
Rooftop bars in Paris are often a seasonal event – when the sun stops shining, many of them quietly lower the parasols and close the bar until next year. It can be hard to get noticed, especially with more and more rooftop bars opening in Paris. That’s why we’re going to highlight some lesser-known gems among the chimneys and skylights of the city. A selection that includes some of the chicest and coolest rooftop bars in Paris.
Brach ParisRooftop Bar in 16. ArrondissementAdd to myTravel added
Brach Paris has transported a slice of the French countryside to the Parisian skyline. The rooftop bar at the 5-star hotel is a lush cocoon in the 16th arrondissement. Nestled in the hotel’s jardin potager (vegetable garden), seats and tables are discretely tucked into verdant, fragrant pockets of tranquility. The Phillippe Starck designed Brach hotel is a designer jewel. With renowned restaurants on lower floors, the cocktail bar amid the fruit trees is a ripe cherry on a decadent dessert.
A curious mix of international flavors is available from the mezze menu to ward off hunger. Cocktails created by mixology star Jérémy Bacquet are infused with fittingly herbal flavors. Perhaps it’s the off-the-beaten-path location, but prices are not eyewatering for such a luxurious experience.
The Eiffel Tower is clearly visible less than a mile away — can it be a rooftop bar in Paris without it? — but you also enjoy 360-degree views sweeping east from western Paris. A unique perspective not found at other rooftop bars in Paris.
If you’re feeling adventurous, there is a Norwegian bath on the terrace for hire. It could be what your weary feet demand following an invigorating stroll around the nearby Bois de Boulogne. The 16th arrondissement may not top many visitor itineraries, but the botanical bar suspended in the sky is a singular experience, well worth a few additional Métro stops.
Brach Rooftop Terrace
- Nearest Métro: Rue de la Pompe or La Muette (9)
Ilvolo Bar RooftopRooftop Bar in 15. ArrondissementAdd to myTravel added
The Ilvolo Bar sits on a Novotel hotel in unfashionable Montparnasse. It is an unheralded rooftop gem, one that many visitors overlook. The views from Montparnasse are surprisingly rewarding. After all, one local attraction that consistently draws visitors is the viewing platform on the 56th floor of Montparnasse tower. The views at Ilvolo Bar Rooftop don’t reach as far. However, you can kick back and enjoy them with a casual cocktail and enticing antipasti selection.
More a rooftop bar with a balcony, the views are compelling and the interior snug and agreeable. Visible latticework, of the kind Gustave Eiffel would appreciate, cleverly frame views from the windows. They help create an arresting border when taking photos of his iconic creation. A concise drinks menu, the ever-inescapable signature cocktails, and a cozy (read: weather-proof) lounge await visitors looking for a congenial watering hole in the under-appreciated 15th.
- Nearest Métro: Vaugirard (12)
Le Rooftop at The Peninsula HotelRooftop Bar in 16. ArrondissementAdd to myTravel added
“Le Rooftop” is a deceptively prosaic name. Atop the 5-star Peninsula Hotel, this terrace is a sophisticated affair with high-end prices. If you can look past the eyewatering bill, there is plenty to recommend this jewel in the upscale Chaillot district. The slimline terrace stretches out like a plant-lined finger across the roof, enhanced with the kind of stylish touches you’d expect from a first-class hotel. Needless to say, the views are sweeping, with the Eiffel Tower once again hogging the eye line.
Vegetarian tapas dishes from a renowned kitchen and lavish cocktails top the menu. Flavoring the victuals are herbs and honey harvested from the hotel’s exclusive rooftop garden. Underlining the hotel’s gastronomic credentials, a two Michelin Star restaurant shares the top floor, the acclaimed L’Oiseau Blanc. Casual visitors can skip the restaurant and head straight to the bar, although there is a €30 minimum spend. Don’t worry: a single cocktail will instantly get you over the line. No kidding, this is the most expensive bar on our list! There are more affordable rooftop bars in Paris, but none that marry an epicurean experience with stellar views quite as effectively as Le Rooftop.
- Nearest Métro: Kléber (6)
Sequoia Rooftop BarRooftop Bar in 2. ArrondissementAdd to myTravel added
Above one of the Grands Boulevards of Paris is a discrete, sophisticated terrace. One with views that skip across the elegant roofs of Haussmann’s Paris. A 360-degree patio in the heart of Paris with striking views in every direction. The crowning glory is the magnificent Palais Garnier, just a few chimneys away. No other rooftop bars in Paris afford such a compelling perspective over the elegant dome and ornate roof of the imperious landmark.
Leafy and refined, the Sequoia is popular with tourists and locals. Unlike many rooftop bars in Paris, reservations are accepted. They are also advisable, especially as the terrace only opens on sunny days, exacerbating demand. Part of the appeal is a punchy (and pricey) cocktail menu. Virgin cocktails are available. As is finger food (mainly tacos) to sponge up the inventive house cocktails. Layer on a DJ and an abundance of pot plants, and it equates to a welcoming inner-city refuge in the sky. You can only order food between midday and 3pm.
- Price: €€€-€€€€
- Address: 27-29 Bd des Capucines, 75002 (Opéra)
- Nearest Métro: Opéra (3, 7, 8)
Pley Hôtel Rooftop BarRooftop Bar in 8. ArrondissementAdd to myTravel added
You don’t have to stray far from the Champs-Élysées if you yearn for a tranquil bolt-hole from the hustle and bustle of the famous boulevard. The rooftop bar above the Pley Hôtel is a bright, secluded terrace that somehow manages to fly under the tourist radar in a popular area. Only open for summer, the rooftop bar embraces its moment in the sun with a breezy beach club vibe. While throughout the year, the Pley Hôtel pays homage to the rich heritage of French radio, so expect to hear a few new earworms.
Sharing plates and (you guessed it) mocktails and cocktails are served alongside unremarkable views of the Eiffel Tower. It’s fair to say the views are ordinary. Still, an easygoing atmosphere and prime location make the bar a welcome addition to the skyline. Worth noting that there’s a downstairs terrace bar should the sunshine fail to appear when you visit.
- Nearest Métro: Ternes (2) George V (1)
Skybar ParisRooftop Bar in Quartier du MontparnasseAdd to myTravel added
Skybar Paris is a lively spot where cocktails and DJs set an upbeat tone where the views are just part of the fun. An international snacking menu (chicken stay, ceviche, and the like) lines up alongside a sparkling set of signature cocktails, led by the perky Perfect Sky, blending Japanese whisky and bitters with mouth-popping Sichuan peppers.
The bar and slim open air terrace revels in some of the most intoxicating views in Paris. Towering 32 floors above the streets, they stretch further than any other rooftop bar in Paris. Service and a chichi crowd may elicit the occasional grumble among the countless online reviews gushing about the vistas. Put them aside, and you get a contemporary and crisply-styled refuge looking out across the entirety of Paris.
- Price: €€€-€€€€
- Address: du Pullman, 19 Rue du Commandant René Mouchotte 32ème étage, 75014 (Montparnassse)
- Nearest Métro: Gaîté – Joséphine Baker (13)
Hotel Raphaël ParisRooftop Bar in Quartier de ChaillotAdd to myTravel added
5-star Hotel Raphaël only opens its sky garden terrace during summer months. Inevitably, it fills up when the sun beams as the open-air oasis boasts a breathtaking 360° outlook. Landmarks loom big and small, with a birds-view of the imposing Arc de Triomphe. Opening until nightfall (11 pm), sunset panoramas bewitch as patrons sip their customary cocktails and flutes of champagne. Sharing plates keeps urbane terrace dwellers replenished until the sun goes down.
Sofas and refined décor lean into the upscale vibe that defines many rooftop bars in Paris. Reservations are recommended, but don’t worry if it rains – you can decamp to the sumptuous bar-restaurants indoors.
- Price: €€€-€€€€
- Address: 17 Av. Kléber, 75116 (Trocadéro)
- Nearest Métro: Kléber (6)
Windo SkybarRooftop Bar in Quartier des TernesAdd to myTravel added
The Windo Skybar of the soaring Hyatt Regency is the place for jaw-dropping views over Paris. The elegant bar wraps around the 34th floor for a commanding panorama, with arrondissements neatly arranged like a toy town below.
The plush and comfortable setting serves the customary signature cocktails and small plates for sharing. The Windo Punch loaded with whisky, rum, champagne, spices, and maple syrup, does, indeed, pack a punch. As does the backdrop. When lit up, it’s magnificent. If you want the ultimate experience, book a spot for the Bastille Day firework spectacular.
- Price: €€€-€€€€
- Address: 3 Pl. du Général Kœnig, 75017 (Ternes)
- Nearest Métro: Neuilly – Porte Maillot (1)
TOO TacTac SkybarRooftop Bar in Quartier de la GareAdd to myTravel added
We round off our dizzying tour of the best rooftop bars in Paris with one of the latest additions. TOO TacTac Skybar is a swish offering occupying the 27th floor of the gleaming TOO Hotel. Stop for brunch or drop in for one of their signature cocktails and plates of mixed brochettes in the evening. Reservations are unnecessary, but advisable.
The exquisite setting channels an upscale bar with a members club personality (there is a dress code). Although far from the center, the panoramic views are exquisite too. An open terrace is made for sunsets., gifting La Ville-Lumière a glittering new skyline jewel.
- Price: €€€-€€€€
- Address: 65 Rue Bruneseau, 75013
- Nearest Métro: Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand (14)
Rooftop Bars Paris: Laidback and Fun
It’s not always about the views with some of the best rooftop bars in Paris. Some terraces serve as convivial open-air spaces designed for good times under the stars. Here’s our selection of exceptional elevated bars where the views are merely an afterthought.
Rooftop Café OzRooftop Bar in 13. ArrondissementAdd to myTravel added
The Rooftop Café Oz is an oddity on our list. The views are comparatively disappointing, despite sitting directly on the banks of the Seine. Yet, it has quickly established itself as one of the hottest rooftop bars in Paris since opening in 2017. Café Oz compensates for unremarkable views with unbridled hedonistic energy, a hallmark of this Aussie-inspired chain of big, boisterous pubs.
It’s a venue where DJs pump out big tunes. Where giant screens show sports events or music videos and kaleidoscopic drinks line the kinetic bar. With a crowd- pleasing cocktail menu, not to mention a long list of shots, this is not a place for contemplative moments. Open to the early hours of the morning, Rooftop Café Oz is a Balearic-style party under Parisian skies. The views are inconsequential.
- Note: A €20 fee (includes a drink) is charged Thursday to Sunday evenings.
- Nearest Métro: Austerlitz (5, 10)
Le Bar à BullesRooftop Bar in 18. ArrondissementAdd to myTravel added
The Moulin Rouge is one of the best-known nightlife venues in Paris. Less known is the bar perched on the theatre’s roof. Leafy, with splashes of red and a glimpse of the famous moulin (windmill) poking above the terrace, Le Bar à Bulles (Bubble Bar) mixes can-can energy with the gentler charms of a rooftop garden. Once part of the nightclub La Machine du Moulin Rouge, it now operates independently as a tapas and cocktail bar. There are no views to talk of. Instead, the bar serves as a cozy haven in a lively neighborhood.
The splashy, softly furnished interior bar would be at home in the Moulin Rouge. In contrast, the floral terrace has the air of a secret garden. Locals and tourists head there for the sharing plates, inexpensive cocktails, and their legendary brunches. Opening during the weekend, Le Bar à Bulles strikes a delicate balance between a cultivated rooftop garden and a lively nightspot. A secret sanctuary suspended above Paris’s effervescent red-light district.
- Nearest Métro: Pigalle (2, 12)
Khayma Rooftop at GeneratorRooftop Bar in 10. ArrondissementAdd to myTravel added
The slick and modern Generator Hostel is home to one of the trendiest rooftop bars in Paris. Not far from modish Canal Saint Martin and boho Montmartre, the Khayma Rooftop bar is a popular destination in an area known for its edgy nightlife. The 9th-floor terrace hosts a sleek, modern bar. The showpiece is a canvas roof stretched on poles to resemble the eponymous khayma (Arabic for “tent”). Aside from the creative décor, what distinguishes Khayma Rooftop is a dramatic perspective on the soaring Sacré-Cœur Basilica and Butte Montmartre. An engaging view, ideal for a pre-dinner aperitif.
A rarity amongst enviably positioned rooftop bars in Paris, the drinks at Khayma Rooftop are inexpensive. Paris prices, but no hidden surcharge for the views. The inexpensive menu is a clue that the bar is in a hostel rather than a fancy hotel. A further clue: the decidedly cosmopolitan atmosphere, with backpackers and locals creating a welcoming melting pot. Remarkably, despite being a spacious hangout with a peppy DJ booth, Khayma Rooftop is closed by 10 pm. Considering the views and warm vibes, closing time might arrive too soon.
- Nearest Métro: Colonel Fabien (2)
mk2 Hotel ParadisoRooftop Bar in 12. ArrondissementAdd to myTravel added
The terrace at the Hotel Paradiso stands apart from most rooftop bars in Paris. It is a trendy open space that hosts unique rooftop cinema screenings in the height of summer. The hotel is operated by mk2, a cinema chain, and attached to a cinema complex. The love of movies is imprinted upon the hotel: from suites with movie projectors to private booths in one of the cinema halls. Cinephile enthusiasm spills onto the rooftop, with popcorn and folding chairs lined up for free film screenings on Sundays. No blockbusters — you can view them downstairs — but a diverse selection of films aimed squarely at film buffs.
Confusingly offering a très moderne snack menu — hot dogs, wasabi taramosalata — alongside decadent top-tier caviar, the bar attracts an intriguing and eclectic crowd. Near Place Nation in the quiet Picpus quartier, few landmarks are visible. Except for the dependable Eiffel Tower, of course. Yet, with live music, cocktails, and a beach club vibe, the Hotel Paradiso rooftop is worth the journey, especially for cinephiles and anyone looking for affable open-air bars.
- Movie screenings start at 9.30pm every Sunday.
- Nearest Métro: Reuilly – Diderot (1, 8)
Station M by Maison MontmartreRooftop Bar in 18. ArrondissementAdd to myTravel added
One of the least expensive rooftop bars in Paris sits on Maison Montmartre, a boutique hotel with commanding views over the vibrant quartier and Sacré-Cœur Basilica. The 8th-floor bar is simply furnished yet comfortable. 360-degree views steal top billing, yet Station M stands out for offering “perched pétanque.” Pétanque in the sky is a novel experience, guaranteed to sharpen your game against overthrows.
Complementing the boules and views are the ineludible cocktails and mocktails too. A familiar list of sharing plates — E.g. charcuterie and fromage planches, croque monsieur — and lunchtime opening make this an ideal stop for an apéritif dinatoire with views. Maison Montmartre is near the Boulevard Périphérique encircling Paris central Far from the tourist crowds, there is usually a free table. That makes Station M a savvy stop for Montmartre explorers seeking more skyline views. Especially if you crave a pastis and round of pétanque!
- Nearest Métro: Porte de Clignancourt (4), Porte de Saint-Ouen (13)
Les Piaules - The People Hostel BellevilleRooftop Bar in Quartier de BellevilleAdd to myTravel added
Rooftop bars in Paris tend to be pockets of elegance nestled in fancy hotels in prime addresses. Les Piaules is a far more easygoing affair. Recently welcomed into the uber-hip The People hostel family, this is a fun and unpretentious place to recalibrate. Perched above Place de La Nation in cosmopolitan Belleville, the western-facing 180° delivers an alternative view of Paris, la Tour Eiffel twinkling in the distance.
Non-guests are welcome. Pizzas and other Italian bites refuel guests who can quench their thirst at a full bar with everyday prices. There are flashier rooftop bars in Paris, but Les Piaules is an affable refuge, with views to savor and a casual air in tune with the effervescent neighborhood.
- Price: €-€€
- Address: Pl. de la Nation, 75012 (Belleville)
- Nearest Métro: Picpus (6)
Point ÉphémèreCultural Center in 10. ArrondissementOur highlightAdd to myTravel added
Point Éphémère isn’t like other picks on this list. The cultural hotspot is an arts center with a bar. Out front, the calm waters of Canal Saint Martin flow.
A community den for students and bobo types who go for the irrepressible energy found in the exhibits and the crowds spilling onto the towpath. Upstairs, an urban garden spotted with potted plants and loungers, friends gathered around parasols and craft beers. Canal Saint Martin is the place to be if your thing is hanging out in branché venues on lazy summer evenings. And Point Éphémère far and away, the liveliest stop along the waterway.
- Price: €-€€
- Address: 200 Quai de Valmy, 75010
- Nearest Métro: Jaurès (2, 5, 7B)
The Shed ParisRooftop Bar in Quartier du MailAdd to myTravel added
The Shed is another newcomer who recently landed on the capital’s rooftops. Like many of the best rooftop bars in Paris, a busy hotel (Grands Boulevards) sits underneath. The tranquil space pitches itself as a garden of Eden, a tiny yet stylish plant-lined terrace with just enough room to raise your cocktail glass. There are no grand views, just an uplifting beguiling sense of being lost among the charismatic rooftops of the city.
The coziest spot is a banquette poised above the hotel courtyard. The cocktail menu is intriguing, with No Shed alcohol-free and Two Shed drinks that dial up the headspin. The Potager mixed with ingredients farmed directly from the verdant terrace stands out. A sparkling and intimate spot to unwind and drink on the not-so-fresh Parisian air with your oh-so-fresh cocktail.
- Price: €€-€€€
- Address: 17 Bd Poissonnière, 75002 (Sentier)
- Nearest Métro: Grands Boulevards (8, 9)
La Canopée le BeffroiRooftop Bar in Quartier du Petit-MontrougeAdd to myTravel added
Step off beaten paths and see Paris anew at La Canopée on the wrong side of the Périphérique. There you’ll find a gregarious welcome on its sizeable roof terrace. Overlooked by a menacing metal ape, the vibrant, music-filled terrace fills with residents sunning themselves and filling up on decent sharing boards and tapas featuring a few on-trend pub favorites, like fish and chips. Compared to central Paris, prices are as breezy as the rooftop, and they even have happy hours.
A leftfield choice for a rooftop bar in Paris. But there’s compelling energy and engaging views, with the cute Montrouge town hall just below. A fun place to unwind and experience Paris off the tourist trail.
- Price: €
- Address: 17 Rue du Colonel Gillon, 92120 (Montrouge)
- Nearest Métro: Mairie de Montrouge (4)
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