Oct 7th, 2015, 03:06 PM

Our Favorite Terraces and Rooftops in Paris

By Lucille Befort
Everything tastes better with an aerial view of Paris.
There's nothing better than a breathtaking view of the city of light with a drink in hand.

Mythical and charming, terraces are the essence of the Parisian life. Since a few years, rooftops bars have developed in Paris, even if they do not compete with their cousins from Berlin or New York. In this list find out all about la crème de la crème of Parisian terraces & rooftops! From 

Café de Flore

Just mythical. It is better to go there on the early morning, when the day belongs to you since tourists usually come by later. With un café noir and a newspaper, the moment is perfect: simplement Parisien.

Photo: Saint Germain Des Pres Guide

172 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris

Le Perchoir & his little brother Le Perchoir du Marais

They are not the most easy to find, yet definitely the coolest rooftops of Paris. The view of Paris is simply breathtaking. Hippy atmosphere is honored with tipis and large sofas, you will feel at home instantly. A little paradise available until the end of October, so hurry up!

Photos: Les Néréides Journal

14 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011 Paris

37 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris

Déli-Cieux Le Printemps

In the middle of your shopping, give yourself a break at the last floor of Le Printemps. You will discover a beautiful terrace where you will be able to observe La Madeleine, l'Opéra Garnier and Le Grand Palais while drinking a fresh juice. The access is free, you can also just go to admire the superb panorama. 


Photo: yelp.fr

64 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris

Parc de Belleville

Our favorite and cheapest rooftop to see an aereal view of Paris. From the very top of the Parc de Belleville. You will decide your drink (or aperitif) of choice, not far you will find a grocery shop to pick up some great snacks and drinks. Bonus: Nobody will say that you aren't dressed well enough.


Photo: Flickr / ikkoskinen

47 Rue des Couronnes, 75020 Paris

Hotel Raphael 

A haven of peace in the middle of the 16th arrondissement of Paris. The terrace offers an hanging garden with a spectacular view on the Eiffel Tower, and the city. Prices are high, but the place is unique and worth every euro.


Photo: Booking.com

17 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris

Hotel Particulier Montmartre

Well hidden and private, this spot in the heart of Montmartre is truly unsuspected. Perfect for a romantic moment or to escape the Parisian bustle, you will find your happiness there.

Photo: Trip Advisor

Pavillon D, 23 Avenue Junot, 75018 Paris

Café Marly 

Having a drink at sunset, in front of the Louvre, is something you will never forget. The decoration will make you travel back in time to Napoléon & royalty with all those gilding and velvet. A must-do. 

Photo: Flickr / mustangjoe

93 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris


A nice terrace perched over the Foundation of Fashion & Design, between the trendy club, bar and restaurant with burgers, La Nuba will delight everyone.

36 Quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris