To compete with its rival across the Atlantic, New York, mistress of rooftops, Paris had to adapt and develop its roofs. A major challenge for a city where Haussmann architecture was not thought to invest the top of the buildings. Never mind, the result is all the more breathtaking. Breathtaking views, trendy afterwork or romantic dinner, an overview of the 10 best rooftops in Paris where you will enjoy the last sunny evenings of summer.
The National Hotel Arts and Crafts: the last
Opened for only a short year, the rooftop of the famous National Hotel Arts et Métiers has already built a good reputation. Located in the heart of the Marais, a popular district in the center of Paris, it offers a breathtaking 360 ° view of the capital. But beware, only thirty places are available! It will therefore be necessary to book in advance to be among the privileged who can enjoy the bucolic setting cream color sofas and original cocktails …
National Hotel Arts and Crafts – 243 rue Saint Martin, 75003 Paris
Perchoir: the most bohemian
It is not 1, nor 2, but 3 rooftopsque the creators of the famous Perchoir have opened over the years. Initially, a simple but daring idea: to set up a clandestine bar at the top of a building in the 11th arrondissement. Ménilmontant, Hôtel de Ville and Gare de L’Est, three spots have emerged today but still this half-bohemian, half-chic atmosphere that reigns. Tables and chairs in wood, vegetation in abundance and intimate lanterns, the evenings are sweet, groovy music and swaying rigor !
Perchoir Ménilmontant – 14 rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris
The Perchoir Marais – BHV Marais, 33 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris
The Perchoir de l’Est – Gare de l’Est, 10 place du 11 novembre 1918, 75010 Paris
The Terrass’ Hotel: the highest perched
Located on the 7th floor of the hotel, this rooftop offers a majestic 360 ° view of Paris. At the heart of a green terrace, umbrellas and deckchairs rub shoulders with the top of the Parisian buildings. Far from being overpriced, the Terrass’ Hotel also offers a dining area behind large windows. Nestled on the hill Montmartre, it also offers an all-you-can-eat brunch on Sunday, something to enjoy after your traditional Sunday stroll!
Terrass’ Hotel – 12-14 rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris
The Mama Shelter: the coolest
By taking the elevator to the top floor of the Mama Shelter, prepare to completely disconnect, all without leaving Paris! Warm hammocks, ping-pong tables, cozy mattresses and colorful paper lanterns, nothing is left to chance to make you enjoy summer evenings that look like holidays. This summer, the establishment has even organized giant barbecues, savoring star gazing …
Mama Shelter – 109 rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris
The Khayma Bar of the Generator: the most eclectic
On the 9th floor of the GeneratorHostel, a youth hostel with a resolutely design concept, lies the Khayma Bar, rooftop still (too) little known. A few steps from the quays of the Canal Saint-Martin, it offers a breathtaking view of the Montmartre hill and the Sacré Coeur. On the program, signature cocktails, tapas to nibble on comfortable armchairs and above our heads, the large pulled tent that gives this rooftop air almost Berber.
Khayma Bar – GeneratorHostel, 9-11 Colonel Fabien Square, 75010 Paris
The Molitor: the most summer
With a view of both its legendary swimming pool and the surrounding area, the Molitor rooftop terrace is all good. For a drink or to eat, all the choices are available to you thanks to its terrace of 500m2 where it is good to refine its tan by scrutinizing the brave chaining the lengths in low-key. A cocktail in the golden hour in this jewel of art deco architecture, who says better?
The Molitor – 6 avenue Porte Molitor, 75016 Paris
Top: the most Mediterranean
Accessible only by reservation, this rooftop which gives pride of place to the Mediterranean flavors is none other than the work of Jean-Philippe Nikoghossian, a figure of restoration in the Marais district. Taking the paces of a hidden garden thanks to its many plantations, Au Top offers Sunday couscous, grilled meats of all kinds, sun vegetables or creamy burrata. As a bonus, the view overlooking the Parisian roofs, worthy of a postcard!
At the Top – 93 rue Vieille du Temple 75003 Paris
Parakeet: the most exotic
Nestled on the roof of Printemps Haussmann, Perruche is both a cocktail bar and restaurant. It is not less than 500m2 of panoramic view of the capital that offers this rooftop with an exotic vegetable atmosphere. Tables and chairs in chick yellow hues are scattered in this oasis of greenery in full Paris. Its creators, 4 figures of high spots trendy of the Parisian life, wanted for Perruche a short card, products sorted on the shutter, a selection of percussive wines and cocktails tailor-made.
Perruche – Man’s Spring, 2 rue du Havre, 75009 Paris
The 43 Cocktail Bar: the most beautiful view
On the 9th floor of the Holiday Inn Notre-Dame eco-hotel, there is an exceptional view of the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré-Coeur and Notre-Dame de Paris … Who thought so? Southern plates and original cocktails await you at the top for an unforgettable evening to begin just before dark so as not to miss a crumb.
43 Cocktail Bar – Holiday Inn Notre Dame, 4 rue Danton, 75006 Paris
The White Bird: the most chic
French tradition and excellence are the key words at L’Oiseau Blanc, restaurant of the very chic Parisian palace Le Peninsula. Under the glass roof perched in the sky of Paris, gastronomy is in the spotlight and the chef does not hesitate to change the map according to the seasons and its culinary creations. Armchairs and banquettes in leather, dark parquet floor and decoration reminiscent of the world of aviation, this rooftop does nothing like the others: all in all, a rooftop terrace palace style! L’Oiseau Blanc – The Peninsula Paris, 19 avenue Kléber, 75016 Paris