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View of the Paris skyline with the Eiffel Tower from the top of the Centre Pompidou.


High Class Drinks & Dining High Above Paris

Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris

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Say you want to impress someone while in the City of Light. It might be your fiancée, your parents-in-law who have come to visit, your boss after a long business meeting… I know the perfect Paris restaurant for you. Take them to Georges on top of the Centre Pompidou. You’ll see, whatever the occasion, this rooftop restaurant and bar always does the trick!

The outstanding view from this privileged vantage point is definitely the main attraction but is certainly not the only reason to go. Georges offers one of the most spectacular open-air rooftop terraces in the capital, but make sure you book ahead as the outdoor seating is in very high demand when the skies are clear.

Daylight view from rooftop restaurant in Paris
Photo © Paris Tourist Office

This spot is still fabulous on rainy days or if you can’t manage to get a table en terrasse, however, with a modern, sleek, eye-catching interiors that fit very well with the industrial inspiration of the whole building, yet remain warm and welcoming. Likewise, the service — donning rather stiff attire — is nice and professional.

Georges serves classic French cuisine with hints of Asian fusion and a few vegetarian options, but I particularly remember desserts, which you can also order for an afternoon tea time. All in all, the perfect place to impress your invitees.

Perfection does, however, have a price, but the bill shouldn’t spoil a unique Parisian rooftop experience.

Urbansider’s tips to make the most of your visit to Georges:

  1. Keep it a surprise, but don’t improvise! Book in advance for dinner or lunch on weekends. The place is big but it’s also quite popular. 
  2. Set up your rendez-vous for the Place Stravinsky just next to the Centre Pompidou (the square with the Nikki de Saint Phalle animated fountains and the iconic ‘Chut!’ or Shh! street-art).
  3. Lead your invitees to the restaurant’s private entrance. Walk towards the main entrance of the Centre Georges Pompidou, but continue a little bit further to the left, where a dedicated doorman welcomes you to Georges.
  4. Prepare a story to tell during the slow ascent. There’s no elevator to whisk you up to the rooftop but rather a flight of escalators taking you to the top floor. You could share your knowledge on how controversial the Centre Pompidou was when it was built in the late 70s, for example.
  5. Take a minute to enjoy the view from the top gallery before making your way to the restaurant.

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Rambuteau, Les Halles, Hotel de Ville
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Opening Hours
Mon-Sun: 12:00 – 23:00

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