The New Rooftops to Discover This Summer

The best rooftops in Paris

© Adrien Ozouf, Hotel Dames des Arts et Salomé Rateau

Do It In Paris announces the opening of rooftop season! Once again this year, new spots are blooming on the rooftops of Paris, each offering its own stunning view. Tested and approved, we present you with a list of our favorite high-altitude apéritifs.

Pampa at Terrass' Hotel

Pampa rooftop at Terrass' Hotel

The place: attention, last call! It's the final week before renovations begin, so take advantage of the incredible ephemeral rooftop, La Pampa, at Terrass' Hotel, perched atop Montmartre Hill. The rooftop will close for expansion starting June 30. Don't miss out on the Terrass' Closing Party on Wednesday, June 28, featuring seasonal plancha cuisine by Chef Santiago Guerrero, a highly glamorous glitter bar by Sisi la Paillette, oracle readings by Hanna Månsson, and a DJ set by Leslie Lavandier (€35 including a cocktail of your choice, makeup, and a 15-minute oracle reading, subject to availability). Dress code: boho chic!

Food and drink: Chef Santiago Guerrero serves up beautiful, colorful dishes, including beef tataki with chimichurri (€15), sautéed razor clams with coriander mayonnaise and fried onions (€14), and artichoke hummus with black sesame and pomegranate (€12). For something sweet, you must try the caramel and vanilla French toast (€13) or the thin apple tart with Isigny cream (€13). However, the stars of Pampa are undoubtedly the divine cocktails, such as the Pampa (Mezcal Union, violet liqueur, raspberry puree, cranberry juice, Champagne, €17) or the Pisco farmer (Pisco La Caravedo, La Quintinye white vermouth, grapefruit juice, fresh lemon juice, agave syrup, €17).

Pampa at Terrass' Hotel, 12-14 rue Joseph de Maistre, Paris 18th. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 3:00 PM to 12:30 AM, Sundays and Mondays from 3:30 PM to 11:30 PM. Reservations recommended. © Vanessa Gomis and Mathilde Mion / Pampa at Terrass' Hotel

Le Jardin de Cheval Blanc

Le Jardin de Cheval Blanc rooftop

The place: It is simply the most elegant terrace of the summer. Located on the 7th floor of the Cheval Blanc hotel, the Provençal countryside unfolds in Paris over 650m² of total refinement. Before taking your seat, take a tour of the premises to admire the view of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower, an aromatic garden, and flower-filled groves centered around the central bar. The waitstaff, dressed in striped seersucker pants that one might be tempted to borrow, transport you to a world dominated by charm and dolce vita, with a color scheme of red and yellow.

Food and drink: For Le Jardin, Chef Arnaud Donckele has created an entire menu centered around tomatoes and strawberries. The result is absolutely divine, with dishes that are incredibly fresh and celebrate summer. Indulge in the strawberry ciflorette and wild strawberry carpaccio with verbena (€32), a cherry tomato tart with tomato, pineapple, and basil sorbet (€30), or adorable stuffed cocktail tomatoes that evoke the scent of sunshine (€38). However, the star of the menu is undoubtedly the vanilla/strawberry Italian ice cream for dessert: a marvelous sundae covered in strawberry coulis and sprinkled with fresh strawberries (€22), an unforgettable treat.

Le Jardin de Cheval Blanc, 8 Quai du Louvre, Paris 1st. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM. © Yann Deret and Julien Salaneuve / Le jardin du Cheval Blanc


The Marta rooftop at the Fouquet's hotel in Paris

The place: Every summer, Fouquet's revamps its rooftop, Marta. After a guinguette theme, this year, the Miami Beach of the 70s takes center stage in a pink, ultra-instagrammable decor adorned with palm trees and striped parasols. Welcome to Barbie Core! While groups of friends pose for photos in front of the mirror and velvet sofas, you can enjoy a cool DJ set starting at 5:30 PM, gradually becoming more lively as the evening progresses. The impeccable and attentive service creates a chic holiday club atmosphere, so it's best to arrive early to secure your spot in the sun.

Food and drink: Marta offers an excellent surprise when it comes to drinks and food, with a menu that lives up to the venue. Start by ordering one of their refreshing signature cocktails, such as the Paradiso (bourbon, mint, lemon juice, peach puree, and ginger ale, €20), the Blackberry Moon (lemongrass-infused vodka, blackberry liqueur, lemon juice, and ginger beer, €20), or the visually stunning Matchatcha, with its green and pink hues (vodka, amaretto, matcha powder, almond milk, and lemon juice, €21). For nibbles, try the well-balanced beef carpaccio with pickled onions and paprika mayo (€26), the Bellota Bellota lobster tarama (€22), or the generously portioned smoked salmon heart served with fennel and dill cream (€28). A triumph of flavors.

Marta at Fouquet's Paris, 46 avenue George V, Paris 8th. Open Wednesday to Saturday from 5:30 PM to 1:00 AM, with a DJ from Thursday to Saturday from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM. © Salomé Rateau / Marta at Fouquet's Paris


The Raphael hotel rooftop in Paris

The place: Located just a stone's throw from the Place de l'Étoile, the Hôtel Raphael is among the legendary establishments of Paris. Once you step into the lobby, it's impossible not to be captivated by its aristocratic ambiance. Far from being trapped in the splendors of the past, this 5-star hotel showcases its contemporary flair by unveiling its new rooftop restaurant this season in collaboration with Moma Group (Mimosa, Lapérouse). Head to the rooftop via a panoramic elevator and arrive on the 7th floor at a sun-drenched terrace designed as a suspended garden. Designed by Alexis Mabille, this ultra-chic oasis exudes a Mediterranean style with its wrought iron furniture and mandarin-colored cushions. As a true balcony over the city, the Raphael rooftop, with its spacious dimensions, offers a breathtaking view and one of the most exhilarating encounters with the Eiffel Tower.

Food and drink: Open continuously from 12:00 PM, the drink menu presents a wide range of options, from teas to soft drinks (Alain Millat fruit juices, €12), as well as classic aperitifs (Campari, Martini) and delicious cocktails with a worldly flair, such as the Cubano or the Provencita (€27). As a tribute to Serge Gainsbourg, who enjoyed working at the hotel's bar, there's a special cocktail called "Serge 78" made with gin. In terms of cuisine, the menu reflects the essence of summer and pays homage to recipes from the South of France and Italy: seasonal tomatoes and strawberries with creamy stracciatella (€26), vitello tonnato (€29), bouillabaisse à la Marseille (€45), poultry Milanese-style (€32), rigatoni with summer truffle (€38). And the desserts provide a beautiful finale: orange blossom crème brûlée (€15), and a tropical pavlova to share (€28).

Hôtel Raphael Paris, 17 avenue Kléber, Paris 16th. Open every day continuously from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM. © Adrien Ozouf / Hotel Raphael Paris

Dame des Arts

The Dame des Arts hotel rooftop

The place: Hôtel Dame des Arts is the stylish new address in the 6th arrondissement that everyone has been talking about since its opening in March. This smart four-star hotel, designed by the talented Raphaël Navot, boasts a rooftop gem with a 360° postcard-perfect view of the rooftops and landmarks of Paris. From its 9th floor, the city unfolds in widescreen format: the Eiffel Tower here, Notre-Dame there, and in the distance, the Sacré-Cœur—mind-blowing! This perched little haven, which is not so little, showcases its good taste around a curved bar and more intimate spaces with deep sofas and colorful poufs where one can easily relax while getting intoxicated by the view and the music.

Food and drink: The menu features a concise selection of signature cocktails, including four alcoholic options, such as the refreshing Uno Mas, a mix of tequila, lime, agave, cardamom, a touch of salt, and a sage leaf (€18). We adore the very Aznavourian mocktail La Bohème, made with non-alcoholic white vermouth, verjus, honey, ginger, lemongrass, and orange blossom (€12). It's worth noting the fine selection of wines (starting from €14 per glass) and champagnes to celebrate Paris (ranging from €19 to €27 per glass). For food, there are snacks prepared by chef Othoniel Alvarez Castaneda, who oversees the hotel's restaurant and brings a touch of Mexico with fresh and flavorful recipes like avocado drizzled with flowers and herbs, accompanied by corn chips (€12), and chicken or cod tostadas (€18).

Hôtel Dame des Arts, 4 rue Danton, Paris 6th. Open every day from 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM (no reservations required). © Ilya Kagan (@ilyafoodstories) / Hotel Dames des Arts


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