Le Perchoir du Marais, the postcard rooftop
At the Perchoir du Marais, the ambiance is exotic. Glass in hand, walk over 250 sqm of terrace and enjoy an unobstructed view on the roofs of Paris from any of the numerous sofas at your disposal. You'll truly feel on vacation in this true urban jungle decorated with palm trees, aromatic herbs and mellow cushions with multiple patterns. You can snack some cold cuts, nacho crisps, mini-pizzas and fresh fruits while sipping on the house special cocktail: the Link Me Up Scotty mixes lemon, tangerine and gin. Whether under the sun or in the shade of the awning, you'll spend crazy summer nights in this little green corner. There are even more regulars during this hot season, so we recommend you arrive early.
Le Perchoir du Marais
33, rue de la Verrerie
Drinks from 5 EUR
Mama Shelter of many colours
Book your evening at Mama Shelter, whose decoration was conceived by French designer Philippe Starck. In the shade of multicoloured parasols, pick a seat on one of the soft benches arranged all around the rooftop, decorated with small patterned cushions. At Mama Shelter, you'll feel just like at home!
Ask the bartender for a bespoke cocktail, using the best seasonal fruits, then launch into wild games of table football or table tennis. As the smell of barbeque tickles your nostrils, you sit back down and wait for your grilled fish or meat. But keep a little room for the pie of the day, of a fresh fruit salad. Night falls and a more muted atmosphere emerges, partly due to the use of fairy lights.
109, rue de Bagnolet
Drinks from 6 EUR
43 Cocktail Bar up above Paris
To enjoy incredible views onto the Sacré-Cœur, the Montparnasse tower and the roofs of Paris, head to the 43 Cocktail Bar. Perched high upon the terrace of the Holiday Inn Notre-Dame hotel on the 9th floor, you won't be disturbed by street noises anymore, as a soft breeze will cool you down and wake you up from summer drowsiness. Sit at one of the tables or circular benches sheltered by parasols. Palm trees, cacti and all kinds of flowers are combined in this natural setting to offer you a total change of scenery.
Indulge in a surprise cocktail: choose the alcoholic base and the barman will improvise the rest. To spice things up at that late hour when your stomach starts to growl, try out the assortments of cold cuts, Italian cheeses, marinated vegetables and Basque produce. We recommend that you make a reservation several days in advance.
43 Cocktail Bar
4, rue Danton
Cocktails from 12 EUR
Le Point Éphémère, relaxing is the key
From the rooftop at Point Ephémère, you will overlook the Canal Saint-Martin. Filled with bamboo and palm trees and covered with artificial grass, the impression of genuine nature is palpable. Recovered and brightly painted pallets are being used as tables, even as seats. Everything is laid back here! Day and night, leaning at the bar, lounging in a chaise or even lying on a deckchair, you'll have many opportunities to sip on delicious cocktails and great vintage wines.
As for the munchies, the Animal Kitchen restaurant will comfort your stomach with fresh food or a flavour Sunday brunch. As an eclectic patron of art and parties, the establishment often organises exhibitions and concerts, attracting more fans than ever. Bearing all that in mind, Point Ephémère could very well be your summer headquarters!
Le Point Éphémère
200, quai de Valmy
Pint: 6,5 EUR
Brunch: 20 EUR
Les Sardignac, before or after a movie
A surprising 400 sqm terrace filled with plants has taken root on the roof of the Étoile Lilas movie theatre. With splendid views onto the eastside of Paris, it is a perfect spot to enjoy the last rays of sunshine, an after-work event or a night time party. Loaded with deckchairs and barrels used as high tables, it offers enough room for you to feel comfortable. Order simple dishes, homemade with fresh produce. Choose between antipasti, pizzas and salads, or share assortments of cheeses and cold meats to be accompanied by a glass of ice cold rosé wine or a fruity cocktail. Special events take place all week long. From old school open-air dances to salsa nights, or broadcasts of football games and DJ sets, there's something for everyone.
Les Sardignac sur le Toit
2, place du Maquis du Vercors
Cocktails from 10 EUR
Gaze over Paris from the Terrass” Hôtel rooftop
In the heart of the 18th arrondissement, the Terrass” Hôtel rooftop offers an unobstructed view onto Paris. Use the lift that takes you up the 7th floor and enter a sumptuous rooftop with a garden feel, where parasols share the space with deckchairs and plants. Mixologist Emeric Aguilar offers you a list of 16 delicious signature cocktails and 320 different alcohol references. Opt for a national Spritz the French, with Apérol, watermelon, mint, bitter orange and champagne.
Inside, the restaurant is just as majestic, in the style of an artist's loft with the use of wooden and metallic materials, an open kitchen and a large glass roof. Glass windows also offer an exceptional view onto the Eiffel Tower and Parisian roofs. Chef Eric Lurthy has enthusiastically selected seasonal fresh produce to compose a high-end menu, from breakfast to dinner. Give in to the sea bream with extra virgin olive oil or the veal loin with girolles tart (mushroom based house special) and ricotta.
12-14, rue Joseph de Maistre
Cocktails from 16 EUR