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The most beautiful rooftop hotels in Paris

The rooftop is to a Parisian hotel what cuisine is to a restaurant – in other words, indispensable. Here’s a roundup of rooftop hotels in Paris, where you can admire the view of the world’s most beautiful city.

If hotels with rooftops in Paris are sprouting like mushrooms, or rather like giant sequoia trees, it’s because the rooftop terrace has become the new weapon of mass seduction for hotels in central Paris and even secret hotels, and an indispensable element in attracting tourists and locals looking to escape the urban jungle and gaze at Parisian monuments. Our selection of rooftop hotels in Paris, all over the city.

SO/ Paris and its bar-restaurant Bonnie

The view? From the top of its 16 floors on the banks of the Seine, you can be sure that the view from this rooftop hotel in Paris is without doubt the best in the capital. At the Bonnie restaurant table, you can look out over the Seine from the brand-new Tour Duo to Montmartre, pinpointing the Bnf, the Panthéon, Notre-Dame, the Eiffel Tower, the Centre Pompidou, La Défense... and the beauty of the river as it slowly flows by, criss-crossed by riverboats, and reflected on the outdoor terrace by the shimmering work of celebrated Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.

Bonnie © Romain Ricard

Ever higher? On the upper floor, the hotel bar, with its retro New York penthouse feel, looks out over the north of the capital. Settled into a deep white wool banquette, a Bonnie Mary cocktail in hand, you can contemplate the panorama from Bastille to Père Lachaise.

And the hotel? The 162 spacious rooms of this rooftop hotel in Paris echo the orange and blue colors of the Parisian night, with large geometric carpets, Sonia Delaunay cushions and a copper mosaic in the bathroom. The space is furnished with pretty designer furniture and the walls decorated with openwork wood panelling that separates the bathroom without isolating it. Indirect lighting from sconces with concentric circle patterns, similar to a pebble thrown into the Seine, the use of leather and Japanese mugs on their shelf give the room an enveloping character. Art is everywhere at SO/ Paris, starting in the rooms where an original photogram by Thomas Fougeirol traces the artist's wanderings along the banks of the Seine. In the lobby, a lofty space stretching beneath long tulip columns, visitors are greeted by Neil Beloufa's Le Phare de Paris.

Bar © Romain Ricard

At Restaurant Bonnie, the decor, designed by Jordane Arrivetz of the Notoire agency, plunges us into a 1960s film, mixing fabrics and metals with books and knick-knacks. Tapas and appetizers blend the flavors of France and the U.S., while as the evening progresses, the music gets louder, offering the chic, festive style of Paris Society's restaurants. From Wednesday to Saturday, the night continues in the club area overlooking the Seine.

For relaxation, guests have access to the pool and equipment of the premium Ô Zenhit gym in the basement, but the Parisian hotel's Codage spa is our favorite, with its two all-wood cabins and hammam where you feel like you're in a bubble.

Lobby © Romain Ricard

So/ Paris
162 keys from €480 per night
10 Rue Agrippa d'Aubigné, 75004 Paris

La Fantaisie, a green Eden on the roofs of Paris

The view? A view over the whole of Paris, with the Sacré-Coeur as a backdrop.

Why do we go there? Inspired by the imaginary world of the garden, this lifestyle hotel offers 63 rooms and 10 suites with a floral ambience featuring flowery wallpaper, vibrant colors and naturalist-style vases.Its fantastic rooftop with its terrace featuring planted walls invites you to enjoy a cocktail on the rooftops of Paris between olive and fig trees.La Fantaisie's highlight is Le Golden Poppy, the first restaurant in France by three-star Red Guide chef Dominique Crenn. Guests come here to enjoy her largely plant-based cuisine in a sunny, Californian-inspired atmosphere.

la Fantaisie

Hôtel La Fantaisie
73 clés
24 rue Cadet, 75009 Paris

Hôtel Rochechouart, the Parisian rooftop in Montmartre

The view? 360° of Paris, with Montmartre and the Sacré Coeur in close-up.

Why go there? At the foot of Montmartre, Hôtel Rochechouart hoists its rooftop to the 9thfloor, where you can enjoy a unique view of the capital. Not very large, this Paris hotel rooftop is adorned with beautiful vegetation and wrought-iron tables and chairs, with an air of Italy, even if the cocktail menu is resolutely Parisian, with Citadelle French spirits, Dolin blanc vermouth, calvados... The snacks look to Asia (braised gambas, chicken gyoza, lightly spiced beef salad) in homage to the former Mikado club housed within the walls at the turn of the century.

hotel Rochechouart

Hôtel Rochechouart
55 boulevard de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris

Cheval Blanc Paris, transalpine ambience at the Langosteria

The view? The tourists river boats sailing on the Seine at its feet, with the Île de la Cité and the Pont-Neuf. The ornate spire of the Sainte-Chapelle and the beautiful dome of the Institut de France, shining with a thousand lights. Behind it, the view takes in Montmartre.

Why go there? On the seventh floor of the ultra-luxury Cheval Blanc hotel, under the Parisian sky and facing the Seine, the Langosteria restaurant (a transalpine brand with three addresses in Milan) offers refined Italian cuisine focused on the finest seafood. The terrace, whether on the quayside or on Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois church, gives the impression of being in a Mediterranean garden.

Langosteria at Cheval Blanc
8 Quai du Louvre, 75001 Paris

The Peninsula, a rooftop hotel in Paris near the Champs-Elysées

The view? West Paris at eye level and the Iron Lady in your face.

Why go there? At the zenith of the Parisian palace, The Peninsula's rooftop offers a grandiose panorama of the City of Light and its collection of monuments. Promising a sunny break on the rooftops, guests come to refresh themselves at lunchtime with creations by head bartender Ivo Correia Rocha, then in the evening, chefs David Bizet (two Michelin stars) and Antoine Guichard send out a menu of tapas prepared live before guests' eyes.

peninsula

Bar at The Peninsula Paris
19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris

All locations are independently selected by our specialist journalists. If you make a reservation, we may receive an affiliate commission.

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