Parisian Rooftops : A French Art de Vivre
More than an outing with friends or family, Parisian rooftops are becoming an “Art de vivre à la Française”. Day after days, more and more bars are climbing up to Parisian altitudes… Whether it is sunny or rainy, you will always find some locals used to having a drink and enjoying the view at the same time. Given the lines at the entrance of certain spots, one could say that the multiplication of rooftops is still not enough to accommodate every urban people in the expectation of a high nest under the sky.
Here is our selection of Rooftops:
Galerie Lafayette’s Rooftop
40, Boulevard Haussmann – 75009 Paris
If you are looking for a rooftop to relax with a great view, look no further. The Terrace of Galeries Lafayette Haussmann offers a breathtaking view of all Paris and its monuments. It is on the 7th floor of Coupole that one can stroll to the Ice Cube Bar of those very famous & chic department stores of Paris. The perfect day in Paris for fashionistas starts with going shopping at the Galeries and then relaxing up top with a cup of tea and a sweet treat…
Le 43 Bar Cocktails
4 rue Danton – 75006 Paris
The 43 Cocktail Bar is nestled at the top of the Holiday Inn Notre-Dame, an eco-hotel ideally located just next to the famous cathedral. It is the perfect place to have a cocktail with your lover or between friends. The view over the rooftops of Paris and the most beautiful monuments of the city is breathtaking, day and night. With an exceptional and intimate setting and a pleasant and well-arranged terrace, this rooftop is more than relaxing. The must: the staff is professional and friendly.
Montmartre Terrasse Hotel
12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre – 75018 Paris
Take the height at Montmartre Terrasse Hotel! Take the elevator up to the 7th floor or climb the 127 steps to discover a unique atmosphere with stunning views of Paris. With a panoramic view of Paris, the restaurant and indoor bar have been imagined as a loft of artists with large bay windows, offering a breathtaking panorama of the capital.
The rooftop bar is open every day from 12PM to Midnight. You will find a large range of wine and alcohol of the World to savor in moderation while admiring the view of the roofs of Paris!
L’Oiseau Blanc – Rooftop restaurant & La terrasse Kléber
19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris
For a fancy dinner view, go straight to the 6th floor of the Peninsula Hotel in the 16th district! The restaurant offers a typical French cuisine, and a stunning view on Paris most famous monuments. Let’s add that beautiful summer terrace is a real added value. L’Oiseau Blanc is one of the most elegant and singular restaurant in Paris. Correct outfit required, Oh la la!
109, rue de Bagnolet – 75020 Paris
The rooftop of the Mama shelter was born straight out from the imagination of Philippe Starck. It is a place full of charm where one can come between friends forget his worries and feast with soups, cocktails and hot dogs every Sunday! The atmosphere is cozy and you could stay there for ages…
At Universal Tour Guide, we tried several of those rooftops (and many more, hips…) to create our Paris Rooftop Tour.