Restaurant Georges, 6th floor, Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, 19 Rue Beaubourg, Paris 75004. +33 1 4478 4799. Georges Restaurant has some of the finest panoramic views of Paris. WebcamKong, 1 Rue du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris, France. +33 1 40 39 0900 Open air restaurant and bar with a view of the Seine. This is the restaurant where Sex in the City the movie was shot.
Cafe Richelieu, The Louvre, 93 Rue de Rivoli, Paris 75003. +33 1 49 27 99 01. Open daily (except Tuesday) from 10.15am. to 5pm, until 7pm on Wednesdays and Fridays, and until 9pm on Wednesdays and Fridays during school vacation periods.
Le Lafayette Cafe, 6th floor, Galeries Lafayette, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 75009. +33 1 4282 3456. Fantastic views over Paris from the roof of Galeries Lafayette. Take the lift to the 6th floor. This self service cafe on the 6th floor is very good value. Mon to Sat 9.30am-8pm (Thurs 9pm). Book a few days in advance. Nearest transport: Chaussée d'Antin – Lafayette (7, 9). Top lunch spot.
Printemps, 64 Boulevard Haussman, Paris 75009. Rooftop restaurants and bar of this Printemps store.
Le Déli-Cieux, 9th floor, Printemps de la Maison Store, 66 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 75009. +33 142 82 5053. Spectacular. Mon to Sat 9.30am-7pm (till 10pm on Thurs)
Le Ciel de Paris
Le Ciel de Paris, 56th floor, Tour Maine Montparnasse, 33 Avenue du Maine, Paris 75015. +33 1 4282 6276. Amazing views of Paris from the bar cum restaurant. Enjoy your glass of wine with a view to the Eiffel Tower until 8pm daily and 10pm Thurs. Tour Montparnasse is Europe's 9th tallest building and the tallest in France. The skyscraper also boasts of having Europe's fastest elevator. It only takes 38 seconds to get you from ground floor up to Le Ciel on the 56th floor from where a beautiful 360° view of Paris and areas beyond will take your breath away. email
Le Jules Verne, Tour Eiffel (2nd Stage), Paris 75007. +33 1 4555 6144. +33 1 4411 2323. Panoramic view from the Eiffel Tower. Restaurant recently refurbished over four months. Special glass was used to enable diners to see the view.
58 Tour Eiffel, Tour Eiffel (1st Stage), Paris 75007. +33 8 2556 6662.
Les Ombres, 3 Alma entrance, 27 quai Branly, Paris 75007. +33 1 4753 6800. Atop the Musée du Quai Branly in the 7th District, has a glass enclosed room (walls and roof) with a view on the Eiffel Tower. Lunch: 12 noon-2.30pm. Tea: 3pm-5.30pm. Dinner: 7pm-10.30pm. (Fri and Sat 11pm). Metro: Iéna (line 9), Alma-Marceau (line 9), Pont de l'Alma (RER C), Bir Hakeim (line 6). email
Hôtel 7EIFFEL, 17 bis rue Amélie, Paris 75007. +33 1 4555 1001. In summertime the rooftop terrace is open to guests (including smokers). email
W Bar Terrace
The W Bar Terrace, Warwick Hotel, 7 Rue de Berri, Paris 75008. +33 1 4561 8208. Summer and good days only. Metro: George V.
Maison Blanche Restaurant, 15 Avenue Montaigne, Paris 75008. +33 1 4723 5599. Expensive, but with sensational views, this is the second restaurant of the Pourcel brothers. It's on the top floor of the Theatre des Champs-Elysees on the ultra-chic Avenue Montaigne. The lower level offers magnificent vistas of the Left Bank, while the outdoor terrace gives you a close-up view of the Eiffel Tower. Subway: Alma Marceau.
La Terrasse Mirabeau, 5 Place de Barcelone, Paris 75016. +33 1 4224 4151. Métro ligne 10: Mirabeau.
Le Cafe de l'Homme, Palais de Chaillot, 17 Place du Trocadero, Paris 75016. + 33 1 4405 3015. Exclusive setting in front of the Eiffel Tower. Métro: Trocadéro.
Les Jardins Plein Ciel, Raphael Hotel, 7th floor, 17 Avenue Kleber, Paris 75116. +33 1 5364 3230. Rooftop terrace restaurant. This Paris view is fantastic and 360 degrees so you see l'Arc de Triomphe, le Grand Palais et la Tour Eiffel. Closed on Weekends. email
Le Bar Panoramique
Le Bar Panoramique, 33rd floor, Hotel Concorde La Fayette, 3 Place du General Koenig, Paris 75017. +33 1 4068 5068. Spectacular Paris views. Sun to Wed 5pm-1.30am. Thurs to Sat 5pm-2.30am.
The 7th, Terrass Hôtel, 12-14 Rue Joseph-de-Maistre, Paris 75018 (18ème). +33 1 4606 7285. From April to September, Le Diapason moves to the 7th Floor of the hotel surprising its guests with a garden terrace having a splendid panoramic view over the roofs of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the Panthéon and the Invalides.
Hotel de la Terrasse, 67 rue Letort, 18 Arr., Paris 75018. +33 1 46 06 45 01. email
Rooftop, Mama shelter, 109 rue de Bagnolet, 75020 Paris, France. Open Spring to Autumn. The Rooftop is only available for private events up to 18 guests every day (depending on the weather), from 12 noon to 4pm or 6pm to 10pm. MAP
Le Zyriab, 9th floor, L'Institut du Monde Arabe, 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernhard, Paris 75236. +33 1 5542 5542. An excellent rooftop restaurant. On the South bank of the Seine with a great Notre Dame view. Métro: Cardinal Lemoine or Jussieu.
Le Ô110 restaurant, Toit de la Grande Arche, La Defense, Paris 92800. +33 1 49 07 27 32. Rooftop of the Grande Arche. Open 11.30am to 2.30pm. Brasserie from 10am to 7pm. From Paris, take the Pont de Neuilly toward La Défense, then, take the circular boulevard. Exit La Défense 4 – central parking lot or Défense 7 – Parking lot Les Quatre Temps Grande Arche PB. Metro: line 1 to Station La Défense Grande Arche. RER A : Station La Défense Grande Arche.
Sky Bar, Evergreen Laurel Hotel, 8 Place Georges Pompidou, Levallois-Perret, Paris 92300. +33 1 47 58 88 99 Next to Metro at Port Levallois. email