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14 best rooftop restaurants in Paris

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Amelia Ang
By Amelia Ang13 Jun 2022 5 minutes read

There’s nothing more Parisian than sipping wine while gazing across the cityscape, especially when the sky is painted a dazzling shade of pink and orange during sunset. Adding on to our list of best places for magical sunset views in Paris, here are 14 rooftop restaurants where you can wine and dine with a view.

1. L’Oiseau Blanc

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Price: $$$$

L’Oiseau Blanc is one of the most iconic rooftop restaurants in Paris. Situated on the roof of The Peninsula Paris, this fine dining spot is just around the corner from the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy unparalleled views while tucking into authentic French food by chef David Bizet. This 2 Michelin-starred restaurant serves a six-course menu at dinner, with ingredients freshly picked from the chef’s garden. Spot the replica of the plane it’s named after, The White Bird, suspended in mid-flight.

2. Créatures

Créatures Paris
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Price: $$–$$$

Créatures Paris is a rooftop restaurant on the seventh floor of the Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann. Even the most staunch meat-eater will love Créatures’ seasonal vegetarian dishes. The restaurant’s open-air terrace looks out onto the Palais Garnier, so you can admire the Eiffel Tower in the distance while enjoying a signature cocktail. If you’re hoping for a scenic spot at sunset, come early as this popular restaurant doesn’t take reservations for dinner.

3. La Bauhinia

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Price: $$$$

La Bauhinia, the jewel of Shangri-La Paris, is a rooftop restaurant named after the orchid-like flower that adorns the flag of Hong Kong. A glass dome bathes the indoor section of the restaurant in light, while its flowery outdoor terrace looks out onto the Eiffel Tower. Executive chef Christophe Moret expertly marries traditional French dishes with Asian flair, such as foie gras flavored by lapsang souchong tea and steak with a side of mango sticky rice. Don’t forget to save space for the delicate desserts crafted by renowned pastry chef Maxence Barbot.

4. La Terrasse at Hotel Raphael

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Price: $$$$

Near the Champs-Elysees, Hotel Raphael’s rooftop terrace offers one of the best views over Paris. The open-air restaurant operates from April to September, when the weather is good enough to enjoy an outdoor meal of caviar, lobster rillette, beef carpaccio, and more. Bask in the spectacular view of the city as the scent of fresh flowers fills the air in this hanging garden. If you’re in a celebratory mood, La Terrasse serves Billecart-Salmon champagne. Otherwise, the bartender will be happy to whip up classic cocktails; we suggest giving the hotel’s signature “Le Raphael” a try.

5. Edmond Restaurant and Terrass’’ Rooftop Bar

Edmond Restaurant and Terrass’’ Rooftop Bar paris
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Price: $$$$

Perched at the tip of Montmartre, the Terrass’’ Hotel makes full use of its location, offering not one but two rooftop restaurants and bars. Edmond is a chic gourmet restaurant that puts an inventive spin on French classics. We love its Sunday brunches, consisting of both a sweet and savory buffet spread. Also nestled on the hotel’s seventh floor is the Terrass’’ Bar, where you can enjoy pastries from a trolley or cocktails at sunset.

6. Le Perchoir Ménilmontant

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Price: $$–$$$

You can find restaurants by the Perchoir Group scattered across different parts of Paris, but Le Perchoir Ménilmontant has a special place in our hearts for its casual, laid-back vibes. Located in Montmartre, Le Perchoir claims the top two floors of an industrial building for its restaurant and roof terrace. The rooftop bar is a cozy and inviting hut, with a vine-covered pergola. Enjoy a range of croquettes, panzerotti, and cocktails with cheeky names like “bootycelli” and “Why not.”

7. Le Perchoir Marais

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Price: $$–$$$

On the other hand, Le Perchoir Marais stuns with Parisian chic, inspired by the stylish city of Marseille. Hidden on the rooftop of the BHV Marais department store, Le Perchoir Marais is a local favorite among Parisians who enjoy after-work drinks overlooking the Seine River in the summer. Snack on a tuna and sardine rillette or chicken empanada, sip exquisite cocktails crafted from organic ingredients, and soak in the sunset on this rooftop perch.

8. Les Ombres

Les Ombres
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Price: $$$$

Les Ombres is a restaurant located on the rooftop terrace of the Musee du quai Branly. Its name, “The Shadow,” comes from the fact that it lies in the shadow of its iconic neighbor, the Eiffel Tower. The menu, helmed by world-renowned chef Alain Ducasse, celebrates France’s culinary heritage by offering a contemporary approach to classic dishes from refined brasseries.

9. Mama Restaurant Paris East

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Price: $$–$$$

Instead of typical tourist attractions, you’ll be surrounded by authentic Parisian sights at the Mama Shelter Paris East hotel. Tucked in the 20th arrondissement, Mama Shelter’s rooftop restaurant, known as Mama Restaurant, promises a good time with ping pong tables, city views, and frozen cocktails in the summer. Since Mama Shelter is located away from the city center, make sure you plan ahead to travel, especially if you’re hoping to catch the sunset.

10. RoofTop Molitor

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Price: $$–$$$

The historic Piscine Molitor entered a new phase in 2014, when Hotel Molitor opened its doors. RoofTop Molitor offers 360-degree views of Paris, and overlooks the Stade Roland-Garros, so you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the French Open in June. As the Eiffel Tower sparkles in the distance and swimmers splash around below you, enjoy French favorites and seasonal dishes atop this historic summer terrace.

11. Skybar Paris

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Price: $$$

New kid on the block Skybar Paris is the city’s highest rooftop bistro and bar. Zip up to the 32nd floor of the Pullman Paris Montparnasse Hotel to enjoy Asian fusion dishes like sea bass sashimi. Skybar Paris is a rare rooftop restaurant in Paris that’s open all year round, with DJ sets from Thursdays to Saturdays. Each signature cocktail is lovingly crafted based on a sensory experience, from silky to airy. Tip: Make an advance reservation to secure a spot in the VIP corner, where you’ll get to enjoy direct views of the Eiffel Tower and a private cocktail bar.

12. Perruche

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Price: $$–$$$

This cocktail bar and restaurant lives atop the Printemps Haussmann, offering a panoramic view of the city accompanied by live music. Filled with lush greenery and sunny spots on the terrace, Perruche caters to the finer things in life. Indulge in dishes from Provençal, delicate cocktails, and a mouth-watering tarte tropézienne (cream-filled brioche). If you wish to climb even higher into the building’s iconic dome, this backstage tour will let you explore all the nooks and crannies in Printemps.

13. Le Tout-Paris

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Price: $$$$

Michelin-starred Le Tout-Paris is a colorful rooftop restaurant nestled in the Cheval Blanc hotel. Enjoy brasserie classics, decadent desserts, and slow-cooked dishes on this terrace overlooking Pont-Neuf. In the evenings, cozy up in a private nook or hang out by the bar.

14. Georges

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Price: $$$$

Georges is a rooftop brasserie in the heart of Paris, atop the Centre Pompidou museum. Before you go upstairs, we recommend working up an appetite on this guided tour of the contemporary art museum housing Picassos, Matisses, and Warhols. Dine under the Parisian sky on the terrace, or enjoy the view indoors—the floor-to-ceiling windows ensure you’ll be rewarded with a great vista no matter where you sit. All of Georges’ food is locally sourced, with specialties such as silver cod, beef tartare, burrata, and tiger prawns.

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Amelia Ang
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