10 best rooftop bars in France

Vive la France, vive la France rooftop bars!

Published: January 27th, 2021

France is a top country to visit for tourists from every corner of the world. Paris, the French Riviera, Bordeaux, are all some fantastic places for a great weekend or longer vacation.

While in the land of wine and love, make sure to visit one of the many great rooftop bars France has to offer. There’s a great variety of rooftops in France, everything from luxury and grand city views to charming and beautiful ocean views along the coastline.

Jump in and discover the 10 best rooftop bars available in France. A list made by rooftop experts who have visited over 600 rooftops worldwide.

10. Les Baigneuses
/ Biarritz

Best Rooftop Bars France - Les Baigneuses
Les Baigneuses - Photo: www.lesbaigneusesdebiarritz.com/

With an idyllic window over the ocean, Les Baigneuses opens its doors for an evening rendezvous, served with a classic cocktail and a tasty local cuisine.

The rooftop bar has a pretty off-beat atmosphere, comprising a top-notch 3-star hotel, a fantastic restaurant with a fine menu of local dishes, a bar and a rooftop garden.

On the rooftop terrace you can sit back and enjoy the panoramic view over Port Vieux beach at sunset, and enjoy live music and DJs later at night.

To top that up, the terrace has a bowling ground for a classic game of pétanque (French-style bowling).

LES BAIGNEUSES

14 Rue du Port-Vieux, 64200 Biarritz

Daily in summer to 2am

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9. La Terrasse at Le Méridien
/ Nice

Best Rooftop Bars France - La Terrasse at Le Méridien
La Terrasse at Le Méridien - Photo: www.laterrasse-nice.com/

La Terrasse lives a bright and trendy life on the 10th floor of hotel Le Meridien.

The hotel’s rooftop bar lets visitors explore the amazing view of the Mediterranean Sea, being one of the highest roof terraces on the entire Promenade des Anglais.

La Terrasse’s owners have truly put thought into making the place a top spot, introducing one of the coziest lounge and dining areas in town combined.

A delightful mixture of classic French recipes, the menu has a diversity of international and well-recognized tastes: from Asian bowls, to classic Italian tastes. Complemented by a selection of fine beverages, a top choice remains the list of sparkling cocktails.

Guests staying at the Le Méridien are also welcome to enjoy the panoramic rooftop pool. The perfect choice for a city getaway under the French sky.

Reservations are required to ensure a free table.

LA TERRASSE AT LA MÉRIDEN

1 Prom. des Anglais, 06000 Nice

Daily: 11am-11pm

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8. L’Horizon Deck
/ Monaco

Best Rooftop Bars France - L’Horizon Deck
L’Horizon Deck - Photo: www.fairmont.com/

If you’re wondering the streets of Monaco, you must add L’Horizon Deck to your “must visit” list of places.

Hosted at Fairmont Monte Carlo, the restaurant and champagne bar will become your favorite spot when visiting the Monaco Grand Prix. Or whenever you visit Monaco.

With a unique 360-degree of the Casino, the Opera House, the Prince’s Palace and the Mediterranean, the luxurious terrace restaurant will leave you without a breath.

Modern, trendy, with stylish interior, the restaurant offers a fine list of selected wines and a French menu with local products and seafood.

Open from early morning until very late at night, you can enjoy a fantastic breakfast with a view, or have a romantic dinner under the stars.

L’Horizon Deck, Restaurant & Champagne Bar is open full-time during the summer season, but only for breakfast and lunch during the colder months. Should you decide to stop by and enjoy a meal, be sure to make a reservation prior.

L’HORIZON DECK

12 Avenue des Spélugues, 98000 Monaco

Daily: 06.30am-midnight

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7. Laho Rooftop
/ Paris

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Laho Rooftop - Photo: www.laho-rooftop.fr/

Set 60 meters above the hustle and bustle of the Paris streets, Laho Rooftop offers some breathtaking views over the French capital.

Opened during 2020, this is an exotic and unique summertime rooftop terrace, serving a great lounge atmosphere most nights of the week.

Located just a stone's throw from Gare de Lyon railway station, the rooftop menu includes beautiful plates with seasonal products created by chef Julie Basset, as well as afine selection of wines and classic crafted cocktails.

Open during the summer months, Laho Rooftop is an elevated venue to enjoy DJ beats and fantastic Paris sunsets.

LAHO ROOFTOP

5-9 Rue Van Gogh 75012, Paris

Summer: Tue-Sat 18pm-midnight

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6. Cloud Nine by Bâoli Cannes
/ Cannes

Best Rooftop Bars France - Cloud Nine by Bâoli Cannes
Cloud Nine - Photo: https://baolicannes.com/

Cloud Nine is yet another gem on the French Riviera. The new sky bar has a terrace overlooking the breathtaking Cannes Bay. Enjoy the perfect mix of drinks and a panoramic 360-degree view.

The terraces setting whispers luxury through the exotic and elegant interior design, enabling guests to rediscover the city of festivals seen from above.

First known as a restaurant, Bâoli Cannes opened up the doors to the glamorous Cloud Nine, creating a fantastic standalone venue inspired by the original one in Port Canto.

The roof bar offers mixology cocktails, home maid dishes and lounge music. All to the view of the Mediterranean Sea, and every day you can relax and enjoy the trendy vibe and beautiful sunset from 7pm.

The terrace is only open during the warmer summer months (June – September), and during this time period you can expect lots of amazing parties a little closer to the stars.

CLOUD NINE

Port Pierre Canto, Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes

June-September: 7pm-late

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5. Les Toits at Hotel de Paris
/ St Tropez

Best Rooftop Bars France - Les Toits at Hotel de Paris
Les Toits - Photo: www.hoteldeparis-sainttropez.com/

Les Toits is a trendy rooftop bar atop the fabulous Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez.

The terrace welcomes visitors all day long for a fine drink, delicious juice made out of local goods, and last, but not least, the barman’s signature cocktail choice.

The rooftop has one of the most beautiful perspectives on the gulf of Saint Tropez, served at 180°. The venue opens up as soon the weather warms up.

With a signature menu by Chef Pierre-Alain Garnier, the rooftop bar serves a selection of fresh and light dishes, made out of local products. Between the salad, ceviche’s and carpaccio’s, be sure to check the afternoon lounge or live music sets for a promising early evening rendezvous.

Open daily, this venue combines restaurant and lounge bar with an open-air pool under the stars.

Visit for a sunny lunch with a light selection of salads and grilled meat or seafood. Or begin the evening sipping a glass of Champagne, an exceptional wine, a signature cocktail while enjoying flavors and relaxing lounge music, accompanied by the stars of Saint-Tropez.

LES TOITS

1 Traverse de la Gendarmerie, 83990 Saint-Tropez,

Daily: 8am-midnight

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4. Calade Rooftop Restaurant at Radisson Blu
/ Nice

Best Rooftop Bars France - Calade Rooftop Restaurant at Radisson Blu
Calade - Photo: www.calade-rooftop-restaurant.com/

The renown Radisson Blu in Nice adds another gem to its portfolio.

Calade Rooftop Restaurant is located atop the hotel– oceanside on Promenade des Anglais, with breathtaking views over the Mediterranean Sea and the bay. On a clear day, visitors might get a superb glance of Corsica.

Open daily for lunch and dinner, Calade Rooftop Restaurant serves exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, prepared under the eye of Chef Maxime Bernard– a master of the seafood prepping craft.

Trendy, with a sophisticated interior, the restaurant offers comfy dining seats both inside and under the clear sky of the rooftop terrace.

Whilst the restaurant only opens up for lunch and dinner reservations, the rest of the 700 square meter rooftop terrace welcomes visitors for a robust of activities and temptations at the Pool Bar & Lounge. A selection of modern cocktails, served with a stylish twist, the drinks are best enjoyed next to the rooftop’s swimming pool.

CALADE ROOFTOP RESTAURANT

223 Prom. des Anglais, 06200 Nice

Daily: 12pm-2pm & 7pm-10pm

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3. Night Beach at InterContinental
/ Bordeaux

Best Rooftop Bars France - Night Beach at InterContinental Bordeaux
Night Beach - Photo: https://bordeaux.intercontinental.com/

Located in the very heart of Bordeaux, Night Beach welcome visitors at the roof of hotel InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel.

The beautiful summer terrace entices you with its 360-degree vista embracing the city of Bordeaux and the Garonne River.

Before stopping by the rooftop bar, check out the weather forecast, as the terrace only opens when the weather allows it. And you don’t need a cloudy surprise when planning a romantic getaway at one of Bordeaux’s top viewpoints to Grand-Théâtre and Place de la Comédie.

Adorned with parasol pines, plants and sofas, the ambient lightning of the Night Beach terrace takes on seaside air in the heart of the town.

Trendy and elegant, yet relaxed in atmosphere, Night Beach rooftop guarantees a laid-back experience and unforgettable memories, complemeted with tasty cocktails and live DJs.

Open from March to October, the rooftop is available from noon for a sunny lunch, all the way through late dinner and drinks.

NIGHT BEACH

2-5 Place De La Comédie, Centre de Bordeaux, 33000 Bordeaux

Daily: 12pm-1am (midnight Sun & Mon)

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2. La Terrasse at Hôtel Raphael
/ Paris

Best Rooftop Bars France - La Terrasse at Hôtel Raphael
La Terrasse at Hôtel Raphael - Photo: www.raphael-hotel.com/

Paris is home to some of the world’s most precious art. The city of love has thought about all the romantic getaways busy people need in their daily routine. This is where La Terrasse enters the picture.

Located atop the five-star Hotel Raphael, the rooftop is both a luxurious champagne rooftop bar, and a classic French restaurant.

With an exquisite view of the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées, visitors can also enjoy France’s most famous landmark– the Eiffel Tower itself. All while sipping on a fine cocktail.

Divided into two sections, the upscale restaurant comes with a luxurious and stylish interior, serving classic French cuisine as dinner and lunch.

The more lush and green rooftop bar, with bright red and white chairs and umbrellas, has a bit more casual feel, offering a list of delicious cocktails and a fine selection of champagne. Visitors can also enjoy a “build-your-own Bento” menu, if visiting for lunch.

As the location suggests, the Hôtel Raphael rooftop restaurant and bar offers a superb experience at a corresponding price. Being on the more expensive side, you will be well taken care of.

LA TERRASSE AT HOTEL RAPHAEL

75016 Rue Kléber, La Rochelle, 17, Paris

Daily: 12.30pm-11pm

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1. Dantés Skylounge at Hotel Sofitel Vieux Port
/ Marseille

Best Rooftop Bars France - Le Dantés Skylounge at Hotel Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port
Dantés Skylounge - Photo: www.sofitel-marseille-vieuxport.com/

When wondering where to stay during a visit in Marseille, consider reserving a room at the Hotel Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port.

With a fantastic mixture of modern interior and a first-class service, the hotel also has a fantastic rooftop bar, called Le Dantés Skylounge, along two other rooftop venues overlooking the old harbor.

If you’re on the hunt for a cocktail extravaganza, be sure to stop at the comfy lounge and enjoy a crafted signature cocktail. Visitors can choose from a robust of delicious cocktail excellence, including some classic recipes, champagne cocktails and last, but not least, a signature selection of fine wines and bar bites.

Le Dantés Skylounge is the perfect choice for a sophisticated cocktail meetup, suitable both for a casual date and a business meeting.

If you’re wondering when to visit, stop by after having dinner at fine dining restaurant called Les Trois Forts, which shares the same rooftop space. The restaurant opens up for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving gourmet flavors from both sea and land, prepped under the sharp eye of Chef Dominique Frérard.

DANTÉS SKYLOUNGE

36 Boulevard Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille

Daily: 5pm-2am

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