Search Paris, France, on Instagram and you will be greeted by hundreds of pictures featuring the Parisian skyline. Although the City of Light is best known for its monuments, this feature ranks as one of the most underrated yet delightful things about Paris. So, where can you soak up this sight while you enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of champagne? Listed below are eight Parisian hotels that offer views of the Parisian skyline on their exquisite rooftop bars and lounges. These range from young and trendy establishments, decorated floor to ceiling with contemporary art to classic and elegant luxury hotels that will take you back to to the La Belle Epoque era. Check out our list of the best hotels with rooftop bars, in Paris, France.
Right at the heart of Paris is Novotel Paris Vaurigard Montparnasse, a short walk away from the Vaurigard Metro Station. Being at Novotel Paris Vaurigard Montparnasse’s rooftop bar is like presiding over Paris’ most iconic monuments and landmarks. It is open from May to September, just in time for you to enjoy the warm Parisian summer.
Just two minutes away from the Saint-German-de-Prés, Hotel Le Montana features a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy a drink or two while admiring the panoramic views of the Parisian skyline. Downstairs, Hotel Le Montana’s modern guest rooms are dressed up in bright colors, furnished with pop art or tromp l'oeil decor. From Hotel Le Montana, the world-renowned Musée d'Orsay is a short three-minute walk away.
Hotel Le Montana
Address: 28 rue Saint-Benoit
Price: from 433 USD
Hôtel National Des Arts et Métiers promises a new Parisian hotel experience, and that extends upwards, at their rooftop bar, where you can enjoy a 360-degree vista of the city. Views aside, Hôtel National Des Arts et Métiers’ bars are highly lauded for serving creative cocktails. If you’re in the mood for something different, Hôtel National Des Arts et Métiers’ botanical infused-cocktails will definitely impress.
Located in the 16th arrondissement, Hotel Raphael is a five-star luxury hotel with a rooftop bar where you can admire both the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, beautiful in the daytime and all lit up at night. Open from May to September, Hotel Raphael’s rooftop bar is an oasis above the city, lush and green with summer flowers in full bloom. Reserve a table ahead of your trip to enjoy some of the finest cocktails in all of Paris.
In the four-star Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile in Les Boutiques du Palais, views of the Parisian skyline are offered in every guest room. The best seats, however, are up at Windo, Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile’s rooftop bar. Perched high up on the 34th floor of the hotel, Windo offers an impressive array of inventive cocktails. You can also have a glass (or two) of rare champagnes straight from their collection. Pair your drinks of choice with tapas and other bar food prepared by Windo’s executive chef. Windo at Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile is open from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am from Sunday to Wednesday and 5:00 pm to 2:00 am from Thursday to Saturday.
Hotel des Grands Boulevards is designed to impress. Housed in a 17th-century building with ties to the French Revolution, Hotel des Grands Boulevards in the 2nd arrondissement balances history and French modern sensibilities. This design is highlighted in their 50 guest rooms (which are often booked throughout the year) and most especially in their rooftop bar, The Shed. Designed by Dorothee Meilichzon, The Shed is one of Paris’ best-kept secrets, offering experimental cocktails crafted by some of the best bartenders in Paris. The Shed at Hotel des Grands Boulevards is open daily, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Located along a residential street in Saint-Ouen, MOB HOTEL at first glance looks unassuming and nothing out of the ordinary. Step inside the hotel, however, and you’re inside one of the funkiest accommodations in all of Metro Paris. Trendy guest rooms thoughtfully designed and furnished lie behind the doors that line MOB HOTEL’s halls. There is also an in-house restaurant that serves organic food, prepared with locally sourced ingredients. On the rooftop, you’ll find “ma terrasse à moi,” MOB HOTEL’s rooftop bar open only for guests. Unlike most of the rooftop bars in Paris, “ma terrasse à moi” has a relaxed atmosphere. You know you can sip a cocktail in peace here.
Hotel Molitor Paris offers a resort experience in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, smack dab in the city. One of their amenities is an indoor pool opened in the 1930s and one of Paris’ most iconic pools. The city resort experience is further amplified with Hotel Molitor Paris’ sauna, state-of-the-art fitness facility, and spa, where you can enjoy your preferred Clarins treatment. Upstairs on the rooftop is Hotel Molitor Paris’ terrace bar and restaurant, where you can dine while enjoying pool and city views. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, Hotel Molitor’s terrace bar transforms into a nightlife hotspot. This terrace bar is only open during the summer, from May to September.
When one thinks of luxury accommodations in Paris, none can surpass The Peninsula. Housed in a 19th-century building a short distance away from the Arc de Triomphe, the Peninsula Paris pulls all the stops to deliver a classic and luxurious Parisian hotel experience. Guest rooms and suites are furnished with only the best items, from bed linens to toiletries. Throughout your stay, you also get to choose between four excellent dining options, and that includes their rooftop lounge bar.
L'Oiseau Blanc offers the quintessential French dining experience while you enjoy beautiful views of Paris’ most notable landmarks. You can enjoy the food and drinks inside in their aviation-themed restaurant or enjoy the late afternoon sun out at the terrace, whichever you prefer. L'Oiseau Blanc is open daily for lunch (12:00 pm to 2:30 pm) and dinner (7:00 pm to 10:30 pm).
When in Paris, do as the Parisians do
Make the most out of the City of Lights, on the ground or at beautiful rooftop bars overlooking the streets of Paris. As shown here, there is a wide variety of accommodations to choose from. All you need to do is to pick one based on your budget and your preferences. To help you plan your trip, be sure to check out our other Paris travel guides. Have fun and à bientôt!
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