5 Best Rooftop Bars in Paris with a View

5 Best Rooftop Bars in Paris With A View

Warm weather has arrived in Paris, and the city is exploding with people wanting to enjoy the warm weather in the summer months. The entertaining space of most Parisians is at their local café terrace in their arrondissement. (neighborhood) In recent years, the city has seen a surge in rooftop terrace openings. This expands the areas Parisians can enjoy on sunny days aside from the parks, Seine, and outside terrace. A lot of these include hotels and restaurants getting in on the action. It is the perfect place to enjoy delicious cocktails with a beautiful view of Paris. I have tried many of these rooftop spots over the years. This is my top 5 list of best rooftop bars in Paris to enjoy on your next trip. 

The Best Rooftop Bars in Paris

eiffel tower Paris view Galeries Lafayette

One of the original spots for a rooftop terrace in Paris is Galeries Lafayette, a department store in the city’s center. This is one of the best places in Paris to see panoramic views, including the Palais Garnier and other classic Parisian monuments. It is free to go to the top, and I highly recommend stopping by. The stained glass ceiling is also something not to be missed. 

Galeries Lafayette Paris stained glass

Hôtel Dame des Arts Paris Rooftop Bar

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I recently stayed at Hôtel Dame des Arts in Paris this spring, located in the Latin Quarter. The rooftop has some of the best views in Paris, and I will not lie when I say I partly booked the hotel for the views. My room on the 7th floor had similar views with the privacy of my balcony. Due to the weather, the cocktail bar wasn’t officially open during my stay, but you could grab a cocktail from the main bar in the lobby and take it to the roof to enjoy the Paris skyline at sunset.

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The hotel’s location is extremely close to Notre Dame, which you can see from the rooftop bar terrace. You will be amazed at the view of the Eiffel Tower and Paris rooftops. It feels like you were just transported to a movie set as soon as the elevator doors open. You can also see the Sacre Coeur and other Paris monuments from the 360-degree rooftop view in the center of the city. 

The hotel has updated the rooftop rules since last year. You can now book a table online and enjoy the space for two hours. I highly recommend booking to overlap with sunset. You cannot beat this view. 

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Hotel Dame des Arts Paris Eiffel Tower view

Sequoia Rooftop Bar

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The Sequoia rooftop bar is a part of the Kimpton St. Honoré Paris hotel, just a stone’s throw away from Boulevard Haussmann. I stayed at the hotel just when it opened last year, and the rooftop wasn’t open yet due to the weather and the fact that it is not the summer season for rooftops. As a hotel guest, I could see the view and experience the rooftops of Paris from Sequoia. It has a stunning view of the famous landmarks of Paris, including a very close view of the Opéra Garnier, which shouldn’t be missed. There is a 40 euro minimum spend for the rooftop, which should be considered before booking. 

the best rooftops in Paris with a view

the best rooftops in Paris with a view

Madame Rêve Best Paris Rooftop Bars

Madame Rêve is located in the heart of the city of light, providing incredible views of the rooftops of Paris, including the Centre Pompidou. The rooftop of the hôtel Madame Rêve is open to the public with an open-air terrace. It is a popular bar, and I highly recommend making reservations online here. We could grab a table without a reservation, and I think we were in luck with timing. They offer good cocktails, music, and a lively scene for people to watch. It’s a bonus that you can have private events here on the part of the large roof for dinner with friends or an event that happened during our visit. 

Paris rooftop bars to visit

The food menu doesn’t start until 6 p.m., but it looks incredible and is worth a return visit for me to try. A cocktail menu is available with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and a beer and fine wines menu. 

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Le Tout Paris Rooftop Bar

pont neuf Paris sunset

You will find Le Tout Paris at the top of Cheval Blanc. It’s a magical view of Pont Neuf, Place Dauphine, The Seine, and the Eiffel Tower. It is one of the best rooftop bars in Paris and has an incredible city view. The drinks menu has classic cocktails, mocktails, and specialty drinks. Drinks will run around 30 euros, which is standard for the higher hotels. The view is worth it!

le tout Paris cocktail bar and rooftop

During my visit, it was cold, so I snuck in and out around sunset for photos and to enjoy the view on the terrace. Due to the weather and temperature, they had no tables on their outdoor terrace. I expect Le Tout Paris to be immensely popular with guests and visitors during the warmer months. We did not have a reservation during our visit and walked in for a seat at the bar. During your visit and peak times, this may not be the case, so plan accordingly. 

le Tout Paris rooftop

The Peninsula Paris Hotel L’Oiseau Blanc

L’Oiseau Blanc is a two-star Michelin restaurant with an incredible view of Paris. It is a splurge, but you can enjoy this spectacular view if the price is within your budget.

The Peninsula Hotel has a beautiful rooftop restaurant and bar that doesn’t get enough attention. Here, you can enjoy a cocktail with a view. Rooftop hours are 6 – 10:30, and guests can enjoy cocktails off the menu. A minimum of 60 euros per person is requested to enjoy the rooftop.

Other rooftop bars in Paris to consider for your next trip to Paris. 

Terrass Hotel is always on the rooftop list, and I went to discover it, but it didn’t have the best service, so I can’t recommend it. There are a few other rooftop bars in Montmartre, including Hôtel Rochechouart, but it wasn’t open for terrace season when I popped by. Mama Shelter has an east and west rooftop location in Paris a bit further out of the center of Paris. Their pizza is one of my favorites in Paris and is worth exploring if you are in that direction. 

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*Photos of me by Magda for Katie Donnelly Photography

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  1. We love your site, last year we had a wonderful afternoon at the Dior museum, and a late lunch at the restaurant the Avenue.