From Paris to Créteil, five rooftops where you can have a drink

From Ménilmontant to the banks of the Seine, from the Grands Boulevards to Montmartre, but also in the Val-de-Marne, a selection of rooftop terraces that allow you to get high for a lunch, an aperitif or a dinner, even when the temperatures nose dive.

Ultimate Rooftop, the original

The place is unusual. The Summum Rooftop restaurant and its terraces occupy more than 1,000 square meters at the top of the immense Espace du Grand Paris, in Créteil, a convention and exhibition center which also houses a crèche, a play area, a multisport. At the end of line 8 of the metro, very close to the training center of the French handball team, this new place opened in May is quite simply the only roof terrace in the Val-de-Marne. In the room surrounded by bay windows, where a superb copper-covered pizza oven sits, the decor is sober and chic, ideal for sipping one of the original house cocktails. A short and seasonal menu offers tapas to share, classic but well-prepared dishes, traditional wood-fired pizzas and tempting desserts, all at prices that are not at all Parisian (from 12 to 18 euros per pizza, from 6 50 to 7.50 euros for dessert). And on Sunday, you can enjoy a hearty brunch. Different spaces can be privatized, such as the beer garden and its beer wall which, with a magnetic card, can be used at will. On sunny days, you can enjoy the 360° view even more, which stretches for miles, while eating, “chilling”, dancing or – a field will be laid out for the spring – playing pétanque.

Top Rooftop 1, rue Martin-Luther-King, 94000 Créteil, Wednesday to Saturday from noon to 2 a.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Le Perchoir Ménilmontant, the tropical

Curtains of green plants, caliente songs… near the large bar of the Perchoir Ménilmontant there is a tropical forest atmosphere. But the breathtaking view over the rooftops of Paris, with the Sacré-Coeur in the background shining like a large candle, reminds us that we are indeed on the seventh floor of an industrial building in the east of the capital. This rooftop terrace, capable of accommodating up to 300 people, has been delighting revelers since 2013: the plush sofas and high stools are taken over by couples and groups of friends of all ages from 6 p.m. ( making reservations is recommended). The service may be relaxed and the prices of the cocktails in the low average in Paris (around 13 euros), the mixtures are unique and refined. The classics (like Moscow mule and Daiquiri) are made with house spirits. But we especially recommend the creations, like this boiling Frida Kalor, a fusion cocktail that combines mezcal, chilli syrup and Espelette chilli. Something to warm up the winter.

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