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14 Awesome Outdoor Rooftop Bars And Restaurants In Paris

Whether just visiting or looking for a reason to escape your tiny chambre de bonne for a few hours, live the high life throughout Paris by enjoying captivating views of the city's signature landmarks while you stare down into the windows of inferior, terrace-less structures contemplating the next move through your quarter/mid-life crisis.

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1. La Terrasse at Hôtel Raphael

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The garden terrace at the Hôtel Raphael is a gorgeous place to grab a drink on a sunny day with views of the Eiffel Tower and Arc du Triomphe. If you want to to grab a meal, reservations are encouraged.

17 avenue Kleber, 75016

Tel: +33 01 53 64 32 00

Hours: Bar open daily 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Lunch: Mon-Fri 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm; Dinner: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm (June only)

2. 43 Up On the Roof

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Located on the rooftop of one of the nicer Holiday Inn's around in the Saint-Michel/Odéon area, you might want to look into reservations if not staying at the hotel.

4 rue Danton, 75006

Tel: +33 01 81 69 00 60

Hours: Open Mon-Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am; Sun 3:00pm - 8:00 pm

3. Le Georges (at the Pompidou)

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Spend a couple of hours at the Musée National d'Art Moderne before dining at Le Georges or treat yourself to a drink after studying at the public library that's packed even on Christmas -- all located within the Pompidou complex.

19 rue Beaubourg, 75004

Tel: +33 1 44 78 47 99

Hours: Open Mon, Weds - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am (closed Tuesday)

4. La Terrasse des Galeries Lafayette

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The rooftop (open in the summer) offers a scenic diversion from an all-day shopping trip within the Galeries Lafayette.

40 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009

Tel: +33 1 42 82 34 56

Hours: Rooftop open Mon – Sat until 6:30 pm from June – September

5. Le Perchoir

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One of Paris' newer spots in the 11th with an accompanying restaurant that's open Wednesday to Sunday.

14 Rue Crespin du Gast, 75011

Tel: +33 1 48 06 18 48

Hours: Open daily 4:00 pm - 2:00 am

6. The 7th at Terrass Hôtel

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Located at the top of the Terrass Hôtel, The 7th is only open during the summer.

12-14 Rue Joseph de Maistre, 75018

Tel: +33 1 46 06 72 85

Hours: Open daily 3:00 pm - 1:00 am from April - September

7. Les Ombres

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Les Ombres is located atop the musée du quai Branly, which highlights eclectic art and cultures of indigenous civilizations. Learn a little while you build up an appetite.

27 Quai Branly, 75007

Tel: +33 1 47 53 68 00

Hours: Restaurant open daily year-round; outdoor patio open 12:00 pm –2:00 pm; 7:00 pm – 12:00 am from June - September.

8. Nüba

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Right on the Seine, Nüba seems to draw an interesting crowd, further confirmed by the inexplicable, baffling, and sometimes disturbing intro videos on their website.

36 Quai d'Austerlitz 75013

Tel: +33 1 76 77 34 85

Hours: Restaurant open Tues - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm; 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm and Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm; drinks and events at the Temple Weds - Sat 11:00 pm - 5:00 am

9. Le Zyriab by Noura

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Le Zyriab, up on the 9th floor terrace at the Institut du Monde Arabe, serves Lebanese specialties by Noura -- which has a handful of locations around Paris.

1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005

Tel: +33 1 55 42 55 42

Hours: Open Tues - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am (closed Sunday evenings and all day Monday)

10. Maison Blanche

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Stunning views of the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, and the Dôme des Invalides from atop the Théâtre des Champs Elysées. Make a date out of the evening: enjoy dinner and a show at the Théâtre. Just make sure your date pays. And you'll need a reservation for dinner.

15 Avenue Montaigne, 75008

Tel: +33 1 47 23 55 99

Hours: Lunch: Mon-Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Dinner served daily 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

11. Café Richelieu

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Just steps from Napoleon III's apartment in the Louvre, the Café is a great place to grab lunch with views of the plaza, glass pyramid, Cour Napoléon, and the Eiffel Tower.

Musée du Louvre, 75001

Tel: +33 1 40 20 53 63

Hours: Open Mon, Wed-Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (closed Tuesday); open later (until 7:00 pm) on Thursdays and Fridays.

12. Terrasse Kluger at Cinéma Etoile Lilas

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Dine on soups, salads, quiches, and more before or after a film at the Cinéma Étoile Lilas (opened in 2012). There's even a Sunday brunch.

22 avenue du Docteur Gley, 75020

Hours: (Check their film screening schedule)

13. Déli-Cieux at Printemps

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A surprisingly welcoming à la carte-style eatery on the 9th level of the enormous Printemps department store that offers views of the Eiffel Tower, La Madeleine church, Sacré-Cœur, and endless rows of Parisian rooftops.

Printemps, 64 bd Haussman, 75009

Tel: +33 01 42 82 62 76

Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm (open until 10:00 pm on Thursdays)

14. Mama Shelter

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Mama Shelter, a hotel in the 20th, is a bit of a distance from central Paris, but the atmosphere attracts an enthusiastic crowd. Live music is performed at Le Chic Chic bar on the weekends.

109 rue de Bagnolet, 75020

Tel: +33 01 43 48 48 48

Hours: Rooftop open 10:00 am - 11:00 pm; dinner served 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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