It’s summer in Paris and that means it’s time to take advantage of the many terraces and rooftop bars the city has to offer. Each year, new bars and restaurants open, giving us plenty of options for enjoying an apéro or a meal while basking in the sunshine and admiring a solid view. Here are this year’s best new terraces for you to check out in Paris:
Arguably one of the most popular rooftop bars in Paris, Le Perchoir has opened its fourth address (and first on the rive gauche), on the edge of the 15th arrondissement.
Located in the middle of the biggest urban rooftop farm in Europe, Le Perchoir’s bar and restaurant boasts a terrace with panoramic views and a menu which features produce that is 100% cultivated from the farm.
Laho is a new ephemeral rooftop bar located on the top of a business center right next to Gare de Lyon. Take a private elevator to the 18th floor, 60m above the ground, and you’ll find this green rooftop terrace complete with sun beds and a menu featuring quality seasonal produce.
Wanderlust has reopened with an ephemeral restaurant by chef Alexia Duchêne, who was in season 10 of Top Chef France. The restaurant has sustainability in mind, offering an international street food-inspired menu using ingredients from small producers.
To avoid queuing and food wastage, you must reserve your table online and can only cancel 72+ hours in advance. And those who know Wanderlust will know that it has a huge 1,500 m² terrace overlooking the Seine. The restaurant is open until September 27.
Another new spot near Porte de Versailles in the 15ème arrondissement, is the second address of hotel Mama Shelter. Eleven years after opening their first address in the 20th arrondissement, and expanding all over Europe, Mama Shelter returns to Paris with this new location. Like Mama Shelter East, the new hotel features a terrace and a rooftop (by reservation only), with a menu by French chef Guy Savoy.
The “suspended garden” is back this season with a 2,500 m² ephemeral summer terrace in its new location at the Pavillon Chesnaie du Roy in the heart of the Parc Floral. Teaming up with Street Food en Mouvement, a non-profit created by French chef Thierry Marx, the menu features freshly made meals with an eco-friendly approach.
Twenty-two food trucks will make an appearance this summer, alongside plenty of games like baseball, darts, pétanque, mölkky, giant dominos, archery for children, and mini-golf. For a special treat, cabaret shows will be performed on Thursday evenings by the Pigalle-based Madame Arthur company.
Every Thursday and Friday evening in July and August, the Eiffel Tower will host a variety of local DJs and its first-floor terrace will transform into a 57-meter-high dance floor with panoramic views of the city. So, jump on this opportunity and experience the Eiffel Tower like never before!
Le Perchoir – 2 avenue de la Porte-de-la-Plaine, 75015
Laho – 5-9 rue Van Gogh, 75012
Wanderlust Street Food – 32 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013
Mama Shelter West – 20 avenue de la Porte de La Plaine, 75015 Paris
Jardin Suspendu au Parc Floral – Parc Floral de Paris, route de la Pyramide, 75012
Summer Chill à la Tour Eiffel – Tour Eiffel, Parc du Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007
- You can also check out Paris’ prettiest squares.
- Accessorize with one of our favorite French basket bags.
- Check out the most beautiful Parisian terraces over at Vogue France.
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