4 best winter open rooftop bars in Paris open all year round

Oui, oui! Paris offers fantastic rooftops in winter as well.

March 25, 2023

Paris is well known for its amazing summer rooftops. But there are many winter open rooftop bars here as well. And the view of Paris during wintertime is something extra. If you're looking for more photo-worthy places in Paris, check out this list.

The heated terraces are a perfect place to have a drink while gazing out over the famous monuments of the Paris skyline. Perfect during lunch when it’s still light outside.

After visiting over 800 rooftop bars worldwide, The Rooftop Guide have assembled the ultimate list to the best winter open rooftop bars in Paris, right here. Enjoy!

1. L'Oiseau Blanc & The Rooftop

Winter rooftop bars Paris - L'Oiseau Blanc & The Rooftop
L'Oiseau Blanc & The Rooftop | Photo: www.peninsula.com

Located on top of The Penisula Paris, one of the city's finest hotels, this restaurant and bar duo offers amazing views and delicious drinks and 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.

The Rooftop, the bar, offers outdoor seating and jaw-dropping 360-degree views of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower.

Equipped with comfortable lounge areas, The 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.


19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris

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2. Terrass" Rooftop Bar

Winter rooftop bars Paris - Terrass Restaurant & 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.

Yes, even during winter!

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. Both the indoor and outdoor areas are heated, to ensure you get to enjoy the views no matter the weather.


14 Rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018 Paris

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4. Skyline Paris Lounge & Bar

Winter rooftop bars Paris - 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

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4. Le Georges

Winter rooftop bars Paris - 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

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