The French capital is well known for its amazing summer rooftops. But, there are a few stunning winter open Paris rooftop bars as well. And the view of Paris in a crispy winter dress is really something extra. If you're looking for more photo-worthy places in Paris, check out this list.
These heated terraces and panoramic lounges are a perfect place to have a drink and a bite while gazing out over the famous monuments of the Paris skyline. Catch some warming sun during a lunch or afternoon drink, or get cosy with the twinkling lights on display.
This is The Rooftop Guide's ultimate list to the best winter open rooftop bars in Paris. Enjoy!
1. L'Oiseau Blanc & Le Rooftop
L'Oiseau Blanc & Le Rooftop | Photo: www.peninsula.com
Located on top of the amazing The Penisula Paris, one of the city's finest hotels, this restaurant and bar duo offers amazing views and delicious drinks & food.
L'Oiseau, the restaurant, is known as one of the best eateries in town, offering traditional French cuisine and a seasonal menu that changes with the weeks.
Reservations are a must. You won't be seated otherwise.
Besides the food, L'Oiseau offers beautiful sights of Paris, but they pale in comparison to the views you can get at the bar.
Le Rooftop, the bar, offers outdoor seating and jaw-dropping 360-degree views of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower.
Equipped with comfortable lounge areas, Le Rooftop is the kind of place that invites you to stay for a while; Order a fine wine or a signature cocktail and admire the views while enjoying your drink. You won't regret it.
Unlike the restaurant, the bar works on a first-come, first-served basis, so it pays to come in early. Otherwise, you'll have to wait for a while.
As you can imagine, both the bar and the restaurant are expensive, but the food, drinks, and views more than make up for the price.
During the coldest winter months, Le Rooftop is closed, but you can always enjoy fine dishes with fine views at L'Oiseau Blanc.
L'OISEAU BLANC & LE ROOFTOP
19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris
2. Terrass" Rooftop Bar
Terrass" Rooftop Bar | Photo: www.terrass-hotel.com
Cozy, sophisticated, and elegant, this rooftop restaurant & bar is located on the Terras" Hôtel Montmartre and offers enchanting panoramic views of the entirety of Paris.
Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, this is the kind of place you can visit year-round.
It's subdued, intimate style makes it the perfect place for those looking to catch up and enjoy a conversation away from the crowds of tourists.
Terrass" offers traditional cuisine with a modern twist available both for hotel guests and visitors, as well as special brunches during the weekends.
Drink-wise, expect fine wine, beers from all over the world, and 16 different signature cocktails made only with the best ingredients.
Reservations are available for the indoor area of the restaurant, but the terrace works on a first-come, first-served basis, so either come in early or wait for a spot to open.
If you're visiting Paris during winter, don't worry about the cold. The indoor are is always available, and the outdoor area is heated, to ensure you get to enjoy the views no matter the weather.
TERRASS" ROOFTOP BAR
14 Rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris
3. Skybar Paris
Skybar Paris | Photo: www.skybarparis.com/
Set 377ft above Paris, on the 32nd floor of Pullman Paris Montparnasse, Skybar Paris invites to an experience above the clouds.
With a sleek, intimate and glamorous setting, the venue is inspired by the famous skybar's found in Asia.
Part interior lounge and part outdoor terrace, here you are surrounded with breathtaking panoramic views over Paris both inside and out, and all year round.
The rooftop menu features Asian fusion dishes, as well as creative, elegant and unusual cocktails.
With DJ sets every night, and a highly trendy atmosphere, Skybar Paris is made for vibrant evenings at the highest level.
Be in good time to catch one of the good spots, or reserve the VIP Corner experience for something extra special.
19 Rue du Commandant René Mouchotte, 75014 Paris
4. Skyline Paris Lounge & Bar
Skyline Paris Lounge & Bar | Photo: www.melia.com
To get the best views over the Paris skyline, you should move a bit outside of the city center.
A great option: the business-stylish Skyline Paris Lounge & Bar on the 19th floor of the lovely Melia Paris La Defense.
Mixing an indoor lounge with panoramic windows and an open-air terrace, here the breathtaking vistas over all of Paris is available year round.
Savour a delicious glass of French champagne, try some of the signature cocktails, and nibble on the nice selection of homemade Spanish tapas.
Intimate and sophisticated, this is the perfect spot perfect for meeting up for cocktails before and after dinner, all while overlooking both the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.
3 Boulevard de Neuilly, 92400 Courbevoie
5. Le Georges
Le Georges | Photo: https://restaurantgeorgesparis.com
Nothing tops off a busy day of museum crawling like a delicious wine, and what better place to do that in a bar on top of a museum?
Located at the Musée National d'ArtModerne, Les Georges offers both an extensive collection of spirits and a large menu that's sure to please even the most demanding food lovers.
The restaurant/bar has both indoor and outdoor seating, with the outdoor offering the best views of the city.
Don't worry about not getting a coveted outdoor seat, though; the indoor seating area has panoramic windows to ensure you get to admire all the city has to offer.
The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner, and as the night progresses, it transforms into a cocktail lounge.
This is a pricey and popular spot, so reservations are a must, at least during the weekends.
Centre Pompidou, 4e Arrondissement, Paris
Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.