There are rooftop views. And then there is THIS ROOFTOP VIEW.
We arrived at The Peninsula Paris, rather on a whim. Translation: no reservations. It was a risk, and at first, I wasn’t sure it was one that paid off. Case in point, my fake smile as I sat inside with no view because all the outdoor tables were full.
But, within about 15 minutes, we were in luck! We grabbed our blackberry mojitos and plopped down at the outdoor bar otherwise known as the Kléber Terrace. Though we were only here for cocktails, they also serve breakfast, lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. Just know that you will want to plan for the occasion—even in my black day dress, I felt a little less than “smart.”
You could see for miles across the City of Light!
And we clinked our glasses as the sun started to set and the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower began to glow.
Once night had fallen, it was time to depart. We wound our way through the glamorous chandelier lit corridors and back to the lobby for our final Peninsula Moment until our carriage (Uber) pulled up and whisked us back to reality (the Latin Quarter).
Note: Rooms at the Peninsula start at €795 per night, but if you are looking for the lap of luxury, this is one of the best. Cocktails on the roof are a great way to experience the hotel for a lot less. They also have a beautiful French restaurant on the same floor with the same views (indoor seating).
Peninsula Paris. 19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris, France. 126.96.36.199.28.88