In Paris, rooftop restaurants are the place to be. Great food, spectacular views and the romantic backdrop of the French capital, what else could anyone dream of? Here are the 10 best restaurants to enjoy Paris up in the clouds.
Le Perchoir and Le Perchoir du Marais
Le Perchoir is considered one of the most popular rooftop restaurants and bars in Paris. It is located in the 11th arrondissement, which probably explains its typical Parisian vintage style. The restaurant is operated in the same spirit, with very original and tasty meals. Also perfect for summer evenings is Le Perchoir’s sibling – Le Perchoir du Marais. Located on the rooftop of the commercial center BHV Marais, it is always overflowing with young people with smiles on their faces.
Noura is a Lebanese restaurant with a magnificent view of the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral, due to its amazing location, on top of the Institut du Monde Arabe. After having visited the museum and explored the Orient, why not conclude your day by indulging in the tastiest meals this place has to offer.
43 Up On The Roof
This place is firstly a bar but also serves food. However, we had to mention it as it’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful rooftop establishments Paris has to offer. Located on top of the Holiday Inn Hotel in the sixth arrondissement between Saint Michel and Odeon, you can imagine that the view is more than spectacular. The name 43 comes simply from the address – 4 rue Danton and 3 rue Séguier – a fun fact to impress your friends with.
If you want to experience something new, modernist, artistic with stunning views of some of Paris’ greatest monuments, then stop hesitating and head over to Kong. Located in the first arrondissement, at walking distance from the Pont Neuf, this bar/restaurant is in the heart of Paris. Inside, you will probably feel like you are in a not-so-distant future thanks to its modern decor. It’s an interesting way to experience the beauty of the city.
Restaurant Café George
As its name hints, this restaurant is on top of the famous Centre Georges Pompidou. Not only are the views pure beauty, but the food is very tasty as well. The restaurant’s decor includes interesting sculptures which create a simple, yet lovely style.
Located in the not-so-fancy Barbès area in Paris, this brasserie attracts all kinds of people, from old ladies to bearded hipsters. The food in this place is good, the prices are reasonable for Paris, and the view of the Sacré-Cœur is the cherry on the top.
The Hotel Raphael is a intimate Parisian establishment from 1925 that offers an amazing rooftop bar/restaurant. You won’t be able to get enough of the panoramic view of Paris. Located just next to the Champs-Elysées, the hotel offers a fantastic view. From here, you can see the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, but also admire the more distant Sacré-Cœur.
La Maison Blanche
If you’re wandering through the Champ-Elysées, you could try out La Maison Blanche. An ocean away from Washington, this White House offers gorgeous views of the Western parts of the French capital in a chic setting and with food worth savoring. Enjoy a wonderful dinner under the shimmering lights of the Eiffel Tower… dreaming yet?
White must be the color of amazing rooftop restaurants, as this white establishment is perched on the top of the Peninsula Hotel in the 16th arrondissement, at walking distance from the Arc de Triomphe. The panoramic view of Paris at L’Oiseau Blanc comes with a purely authentic and refined French cuisine.
Last, but not least, we give you the jewel of the 18th arrondissement—the Terrass”. This bar/restaurant can be found on top of the Terrass’’ Hotel. You will most probably appreciate the intimate and stylish design, the good food, the nice drinks, and above all, the stunning views of Paris with the Eiffel Tower standing in front of you.