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Paris from the top

Paris from the top

The heart of Paris is a flower. A beautiful flower of love that you keep in your heart, that you love for life. Charles Trenet

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and it is full of places where you can see the most beautiful sights. By climbing up, you can discover another vision of our beautiful city, and access all the architectural treasures that Paris has to offer! However, it is sometimes complicated to find beautiful places to admire the city of lights without necessarily emptying your wallet. We have decided to reveal to you today a list of Parisian places that offer unique and original views. We'll take you to discover where to have a drink after a beautiful exhibition, or the ideal place to have a dazzling view of the city of lights on a beautiful summer Sunday. This will remain between us, I promise? Indeed, now that the weather allows it, we wanted to reveal to you where the most beautiful panoramic terraces are. If some of them are very well known to the general public, we also decided to introduce you to other more confidential addresses. Whether they are on the roofs of monuments or at the top of the highest towers in Paris, here are the most beautiful viewpoints in Paris. We invite you to the roof terrace of Galeries Lafayette to enjoy an unobstructed view of the capital, to the Pompidou Centre if you wish to overlook the monuments of Paris, to the roof of La Grande Arche to admire the Eiffel Tower, or to the Perruche cocktail bar, perched on the roof of Printemps Haussmann.

The rooftop of Galeries Lafayette
It is from the rooftop terrace of Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann that you will have the opportunity to admire one of the most beautiful sunsets in the capital. Meet us on the 7th floor to admire the roofs of Paris, the magnificent buildings that surround the place. The rooftop of the department stores' reveals an exceptional panorama of the Parisian monuments: the Opera Garnier, the Eiffel Tower or the Sacré Coeur Basilica. At the end of this exceptional setting overlooking the whole of Paris, you will find the entrance to a bar where you can enjoy a moment of relaxation over a drink and admire the superb view. This is one of the capital's must-see views, although it is one of the least original on our list.

The Pompidou Rooftop

Perched on the roof of the Centre Georges-Pompidou, you will discover a superb rooftop sheltered from view. This modern place is one of the best rooftops on our list. You will have the opportunity to watch the sunset and the beautiful lights of Paris. After an exhibition at the Pompidou Centre or a shopping spree in the Rivoli district, you can go there to enjoy a romantic or family dinner in an idyllic setting. This spot remains the ideal place to meet and celebrate unforgettable moments under the Parisian sky, with a magnificent view of the capital and its most beautiful monuments.

Perruche, cocktail bar perched on the roof of Printemps Haussmann

If you are looking for original panoramas, then the heights of the Perruche cocktail bar will seduce you. This 500 m² spot, perched on the roof of the Printemps department stores', will offer you a sublime 360° panorama of the capital. You'll be immersed in a plant-based atmosphere that is sure to be Instagrammable, with a beach club feel. A real oasis in the heart of the city, it is ideal for a break after a long day of shopping. This rooftop is an excellent choice among the bars that Paris offers, you will be immersed in a summer atmosphere, giving you the impression for a moment to be on holiday by the sea. This spot is the perfect place for a chic lunch or dinner, but also for a drink with friends.

The afterworks at La Grande Arche

At the top of La Grande Arche, come and discover the largest rooftop in Paris. A 100 m long spot crossing the building in the very continuity of the historical axis. You can easily contemplate the great monuments that have forged the identity of the capital from the Louvre to the Eiffel Tower. On arrival, you will have to take a lift to the 35th floor. This prestigious place will offer you many surprises, such as the white marble stairs, where hundreds of people gather in good weather for a moment of relaxation. Ideal for an afterwork or an outing with friends, you will be immersed in a festive and modern atmosphere. You will be able to enjoy a unique view of Paris and beyond. Thanks to the panoramic lifts of the Arche, you will have access to a breathtaking view, and a very special experience will be offered to you. As a bonus, you can discover original cocktails and taste some food from various influences. This spot will allow you to discover the La Défense district from a new angle.


Before the sunny days leave, we give you all our addresses to take the height and enjoy the beautiful panoramas that the city of lights offers us. Bars and restaurants, with intimate or luxurious, chic or festive atmospheres, at the top of a department store, a museum or a business district, rooftops offer a multitude of options for enjoying an evening high above the ground.