Ah, Paris. The city of love, light, and of course, wine. But what better way to enjoy a glass (or two) of wine than from a stunning rooftop bar with a view of the Eiffel Tower? As a seasoned traveler and wine enthusiast, I have scoured the city for the best rooftop bars to help you have an unforgettable night out.
We’ve previously mentioned rooftop bars in our article regarding The Most Romantic Date Spots in Paris, and since then we’ve had dozens of request to expand a bit more on these venues.
There’s something special about being perched atop a high building, sipping on a delicious cocktail or a glass of wine, and taking in the breathtaking views of the city below.
It’s an experience that can only be found in a select few places in the world, and Paris is one of them. The city boasts a variety of rooftop bars, each offering a unique perspective on the city skyline and a different ambiance to suit any mood.
From chic and sophisticated to fun and funky, there’s a rooftop bar in Paris to suit every taste.
Whether you’re in the mood for a romantic evening with your significant other, a night out with friends, or a special occasion, these rooftop bars are sure to impress.
So sit back, grab a glass of your favorite French wine, and let’s dive into the best rooftop bars in Paris.
I guarantee that after reading this guide, you’ll be eager to hit up at least one of these incredible spots.
1. Le Perchoir Marais
First on our list is Le Perchoir Marais, located in the heart of the trendy Marais district.
The Marais district is locate in the 4th arrondissement and it’s a must on any travellers Paris itinerary.
Speaking of itinerary’s feel free to check out our Paris in 48h as well as A Week in Paris to get some inspiration!
This rooftop bar offers a unique and cozy atmosphere with a variety of seating options including lounge chairs, picnic tables, and even a small greenhouse.
The real star of the show, however, is the stunning view of the city skyline, including the Notre Dame cathedral in the distance. This bar is the perfect place to grab a drink and watch the sunset over the city.
Cocktails are around 15 euros with a nice selection of wines and bites. Champagne is of course on the menu but only bottle wise, no per glass unfortunately.
2. Le Rooftop Molitor
Next up is Le Rooftop Molitor, located atop the iconic Molitor swimming pool.
This rooftop bar offers a luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere with comfortable seating and a stunning pool overlooking the city.
The bar also offers a variety of tasty cocktails and a small menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes.
Whether you’re looking to cool off from the summer heat or just want to enjoy a drink with a view, Le Rooftop Molitor is the perfect spot.
Start by discovering its seasonal menu that is constantly changing and if you’re lucky even accompanied by live music.
However if you can’t find a table available for dinner you can also go for brunch from 12pm!
3. Le Perchoir Porte de Versailles
For a more laid-back vibe, head over to Le Perchoir Porte de Versailles.
This rooftop bar, located on the top floor of a parking garage, offers a unique industrial feel with stunning views of the city.
If the name sounds familiar to the first recommandation, it’s because it is the same company!
They have a few locations in Paris, each with its own ambiance and flavour. So if you cannot book a table to Marais, then try at Port de Versailles.
Or if neither of these places have availability while your in Paris, then rest assured they have a third location, L’est, which you can read about at point number 7!
The bar offers a variety of craft beers and cocktails, as well as a small selection of snacks.
The highlight of this rooftop bar, however, is the retro airstream trailer parked on the roof, which serves as a private seating area for groups of up to six people.
This bar is the perfect spot for a fun and quirky night out with friends.
4. Terrace at Hotel Raphael
If you’re looking for a more upscale experience, head over to the Terrace at Hotel Raphael.
This rooftop bar, located on the seventh floor of the hotel, offers stunning views of the Eiffel Tower and the city skyline. The bar offers a variety of classic cocktails and a small menu of French-inspired dishes.
The Terrace at Hotel Raphael is the perfect spot for a romantic night out or a special occasion.
The venue is located in the 16th arrondissement. If you don’t know where that is or what to explore more then take a look at our: Guide to the arrondissements of Paris!
Perruche is the new name for a venue that was familiar to the residents of Paris.
It was previously know as Le Déli-cieux. Updated, funky and with a fresh vibe, so head over to the top of the Printemps department store, where you’ll find Perruche.
This rooftop bar offers a whimsical atmosphere with bright colors and funky seating options. The real star of the show, however, is the stunning view of the city, including the Eiffel Tower and the Opera Garnier.
The bar offers a variety of cocktails and a small menu of French-inspired dishes. This rooftop bar is the perfect spot for a fun and quirky night out with friends.
Cocktails are between 15 and 19 euros with an exquisite menu that will set you back around 100 euros per person.
6. Terrace at Galeries Lafayette
Next up is the Terrace at Galeries Lafayette, located on the seventh floor of the iconic department store.
This rooftop bar offers stunning views of the city, including the Eiffel Tower and the Opera Garnier. The bar offers a variety of cocktails and a small menu of French-inspired dishes.
The Terrace at Galeries Lafayette is the perfect spot for a chic and sophisticated night out.
I know we keep referring to the view of the Eiffel Tower in almost all the venues we included in this list, but it’s a site that never gets old.
That and the fact that it’s the tallest structure in Paris and looks even better in the evening when all of its lights are turned on.
7. Le Perchoir de l’Est
For a more relaxed and casual vibe, head over to Le Perchoir de l’Est.
This rooftop bar, located in the 11th arrondissement, offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere with stunning views of the city.
The bar offers a variety of craft beers and cocktails, as well as a small menu of French-inspired dishes. The highlight of this rooftop bar, however, is the cozy and intimate seating options, including a fireplace and a covered seating area for when the weather isn’t cooperating.
This bar is the perfect spot for a low-key night out with friends or a romantic evening with a loved one.
No list of Paris rooftop bars would be complete without our number 8 pick!
If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, head over to the rooftop of the Centre Pompidou, where you’ll find Georges.
This rooftop bar offers stunning views of the city, including the Sacré-Cœur basilica and the Eiffel Tower. The bar offers a variety of cocktails and a small menu of French-inspired dishes, but the real highlight is the atmosphere.
The bar is located on the top floor of the iconic Centre Pompidou, and the space is filled with colorful and quirky furniture and decor.
9. Le Rooftop Barrière
Last but certainly not least is Le Rooftop Barrière, located atop the Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris.
This rooftop bar offers stunning views of the Champs-Élysées and the city skyline. The bar offers a variety of classic cocktails and a small menu of French-inspired dishes.
The real star of the show, however, is the luxurious atmosphere, with comfortable seating and a sleek and sophisticated design. This rooftop bar is the perfect spot for a special occasion or a night out with someone special.
This is a place where you can go crazy and have caviar for 200 euros but also some surprisingly good prices for those more budget conscious. So give it a try!
In conclusion, Paris is filled with stunning rooftop bars that offer a unique and unforgettable experience.
Whether you’re looking for a laid-back night out with friends or a romantic evening with a loved one, there’s a rooftop bar in Paris that’s perfect for you.
So next time you’re in the City of Light, be sure to check out one (or all) of these amazing rooftop bars for a night you’ll never forget.
And it goes without saying that for all you should reserve well before hand. This way you can make sure that your spot is secure and nothing will get in your way.
While these places are sure to be a bit on the pricey side, we have written quite a few articles on how to travel and not break your budget.
So take a look at Travelling with only $25 a day and the Airbnb hack to pay less and stay more, to get inspired!
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