Le Perchoir

Top choice rooftop bar in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Sunset is the best time to head up to this 7th-floor bar for a drink overlooking Paris' rooftops, where DJs spin on Saturday nights. Greenery provides shade in summer; in winter it's covered by a sail-like canopy and warmed by fires burning in metal drums. It's accessed off an inner courtyard via a lift (or a spiralling staircase).

Great cocktails include Beale Street (JD, San Pellegrino Limonata and cherry juice) and Suzebucker (gin, absinthe, lemon juice and ginger ale). One floor down, its restaurant serves modern French fish, meat and vegetarian multicourse menus from 7.30pm (reservations recommended).