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More than an outing with friends or family, Parisian rooftops are becoming an “Art de vivre à la Française”. We have picked 5 of the best rooftops in Paris below.

More and more bars are climbing up to Parisian altitudes. Whether it is sunny or rainy, you will always find locals having a drink and enjoying the view at the same time. Given the queues at the entrance to certain hot spots, the multiplication of rooftop bars does not seem enough to accommodate the trendy Parisians who want to enjoy a drink on a rooftop under the Paris night sky.

Here is our selection of the best rooftop bars in Paris:

1. 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 Paris and its monuments. 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.

2. 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 friends. The view you experience here is over the rooftops of Paris and the most beautiful monuments of the city. With an exceptional and intimate setting and a pleasant and well-arranged terrace, this rooftop is more than relaxing.

3. Montmartre Terrasse Hotel

12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre – 75018 Paris

Take in one of the highest positions in Paris 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. The restaurant and indoor bar have been created in a loft style with large bay windows, offering a breathtaking panorama of the capital.

This rooftop bar is open every day from 12PM to Midnight. You will find a large range of wine and drinks to enjoy while admiring the view of the rooftops of Paris.

4. 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! Their restaurant offers typical French cuisine and a stunning view across Paris. The beautiful summer terrace is a wonderful bonus. L’Oiseau Blanc is one of the most elegant restaurants in Paris. Be sure to dress up, Oh la la!

5. Mama Shelter

109, rue de Bagnolet – 75020 Paris

The rooftop of the Mama shelter was created by Philippe Starck. It is a place full of charm where you can enjoy friends and feast on soups, cocktails and hot dogs every Sunday. The atmosphere is cozy and you will want to stay here into the night.

For a charismatic hotel stay, take a look at our guide to the best luxury boutique hotels in Paris.

These recommendations come from our friends at Universal Tour Guide.

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