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Rooftop: Le Perchoir 75011


An unrivalled rooftop view where Oberkampf meets Menilmontant.

Stunning views of Sacre Coeur are offset by communal tables and reasonably priced bottles of thoughtfully selected wine. Downstairs in the restaurant a prix-fixe three course, which changes daily, will set you back €42-48.

The view is nothing short of magic, particularly at sundown when the rooftops of Paris become swathed in the pink light of dusk – literally, living la vie en rose.

Despite such praise, a visit to Le Perchoir is still a gamble. It is fast gaining a Nüba-esque-reputation for always being ‘at capacity’ and not letting people in.

Granted here it is actually to do with capacity (110 on the roof) and not the misguided judgements of a physiognomist, but turning away paying customers rarely leaves a good taste in anyone’s mouth.

And I’m not 100% sold on the food. There was nothing ‘wrong’ with dinner, but when it comes down to allocating €42-48 for a set menu, I would rather pay €47 at Bones – or even stretch to €60 at Le Chateaubriand – for ‘incredible’, rather than just ‘okay’.

So maybe for the moment, skip the food and just go for a drink (as early as possible). It really is an unrivaled perspective of Paris.

Impress fellow hipsters: the small planters full of herbs on the roof will soon supply the kitchen below.

Le Perchoir, 14 rue Crespin du Gast 75011
T. +33 (0)1 48 06 18 48
W. leperchoir.fr

Metro: Ménilmontant
Bar: 7 Days from 4pm – 12.45am (Midday on Weekends)
Restaurant: Dinner, Wednesday – Sunday


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