August in Paris is all about slow living: the nights are long and the apéros are endless. It’s no wonder Parisians flock to rooftop spots around the city to watch the sunset with friends. From the 2nd to the 16th and everywhere in between, here are our top picks for rooftop bars to check out this summer.
Located on the 9th floor of of the chic grand magasin, Perruche is a bar/restaurant with one of the best views in Paris. From the creators of Daroco, this brand new spot offers summer cocktails with a twist, as well as upscale barbecue fare.
The creators of Palais du Tokyo’s Monsieur Bleu took over the rooftop space of La Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine to create La Girafe, a swanky restaurant with a direct view of the Eiffel Tower.
La Girafe – Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, 1, Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris
Le Perchoir de L’Est is back this year. The ephemeral rooftop bar is set atop the Gare de L’Est train station and is only open during the summer months. Order a planche and a bottle of wine for a hip apéro overlooking the city.
Le Perchoir de L’Est – Gare de L’Est, 10 Place du 11 Novembre 1918, 75010 Paris
Le Bar à Bulles sits on the rooftop of La Machine du Moulin Rouge. A staircase in a hidden passage beside the historic Moulin Rouge building leads up to the space. Go for the hanging gardens and a lovely birds-eye view of Montmartre. Stay for the apéro friendly tapas or try their brunch on the weekend.