After a thorough search through the various rooftop terraces of Paris, we found five spots that offer the true joie de vivre. These locations not only offer some of the most breathtaking views of the city, but an unforgettable experience with creative menus, welcoming customer-service, and Parisian flare that will keep you there for hours as you sip your glass of Bordeaux and the sun sets behind you. Personal visits to these locations reasserted each rooftop’s kind staff, trendy setups, and of course, postcard views of the ‘City of Lights.’ We interviewed representatives at each location to give you the best advice and recommendations for your next rooftop visit from the experts themselves.
Hotel National des Arts et Métiers
Address: 243 rue saint Martin, Paris 3e.
What to Expect: An ideal place for a moment of well-being after a day of work or sightseeing.
The Service: Luxurious. Cozy. Spectacular.
Best drink: The best Cocktail I tasted during a photo shoot was Hysteria: Vodka Stolichnaya, passion fruit, Htheoria liquor, Matiha Skinos, lime cordial
Best dish: We serve à la carte snacks which vary between popcorns or organic crackers—all homemade.
Best time of day: Open every day from 4 p.m. to midnight, it's the ideal place to punctuate your day with an afterwork or an atmospheric Saturday.
Our Clients: Our rooftop is open to all, we welcome both resident customers and people wishing to enjoy an exceptional place to share a drink with friends, while enjoying a breathtaking view over the rooftops of Paris, with the Sacré-Cœur in the background.
Address: 135 bd Diderot, Paris 12e.
What to Expect: Enjoy the view of the most beautiful iconic monuments of Paris, have a drink at sunset; discover a rare film or a new artist depending on the evening
The Service: Caring. Cool. Young.
Best drink: A pool of Brad and Angelina rosé
Best dish: The real New York hot dog
Best time of day: Around 8 p.m. to enjoy the sunset over the Eiffel Tower
Our Clients: Active, Parisian, looking for new experience.
Mama Shelter West
Address: 109 Rue de Bagnolet, Paris 20e.
What to Expect: Mama is an urban refuge, a place where you push open the door into a bubble of happiness. Families, couples, singles, professionals, everyone is welcome at Mama and everyone will find themselves in an unforgettable moment. Evenings, cocktails, DJ sets, Live Music, family brunches, workshops, etc…everything is planned.
The Service: User-friendly. Surprising. Professional.
Best drink: Cocktail Mama Loves You (absolut and Lillet white plum, jasmine, green tea)
Best dish: Coquillettes with ham
Best time of day: At sunset on the rooftop with a breathtaking view of Paris.
Our Clients: The Mama client ranges from 1 to 99 years old. Mama welcomes everyone with love and respect. At Mama, there are no rules, no limits, no gender, no color. Mama is for everyone, at any time of the day or night!
Address: 14 rue Crespin du Gast, Paris 11e.
What to Expect: To be out of place. We want to offer a moment away from the frenetic rhythms of the capital and their lives to enjoy a good cocktail while admiring a unique view.
The Service: Professional. Welcoming. Relaxed.
Best drink: The menu is scalable and we change it with the seasons. Right now, the Dracunculus and the Frida Kalor.
Best dish: Regina pizza, made by our pizza maker Edoardo
Best time of day: The sunset. The colors in the sky and the view of Paris remain a must-see in our Bar.
Our Clients: Cosmopolitans
La Villa M
Address: 24-30, boulevard Pasteur, 75015
What to Expect: Customers enter a place cut off from the world, where vegetation and minimalism intersect, a unique place concept-decorated by Phillipe Starck offering a hotel, a restaurant and its cocktail bar, a garden, a rooftop with a breathtaking view of Paris and its monuments, conference and co-working rooms, a fitness room including a boxing ring, and many other things...
The Service: Lifestyle. Warm. Neat.
Best drink: The 8th heaven is a must in this establishment, only available on the 8th floor (the rooftop), it stimulates the taste buds in particular with its homemade rhubarb juice and seeded redcurrant jam, all resting delicately on a Tequila Reposado infused with Darjeeling tea accompanied by a little soda with ginger extracts, a unique recipe in the world.
Best dish: The Vitello Tonato, freshly cut with candied ginger, dried tomatoes decorated with chopped mint for freshness, the base of a revisited Italian recipe.
Best time of day: The most magical moment to come and enjoy one of the signature cocktails is one hour before sunset on the rooftop. Contemplate the changing colors of the sky and the reliefs and perspectives with the passing clouds at the end of the day.
Our Clients: Our client has many facets, they come from the neighborhood and has seen this project grow since its genesis in 2017. They are also someone who wants to relax after work, in a place cut off from the world, rejuvenating. They are also a cosmopolitan and epicurean customer who wishes to discover new cocktails and delicious dishes during a dinner accompanied by a live musician on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, as well as invite their relatives to a Sunday brunch.
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