Paris’s Hottest Summer Rooftop: Mademoiselle Mouche

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The famed Bateaux Mouches that cruise the Seine with tourists has opened the coolest spot of summer 2019 season: Mademoiselle Mouche, a rooftop bar and garden on a barge with swoon-worthy views of the Eiffel Tower.

Lush with greenery and yummy with craft cocktails, this is the place you want to be seen at this summer (plus the breeze from the Seine helps with the heatwave).

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Prior to Mademoiselle Mouche, the company’s Monsieur Mouche bar reigned the summer season. The new elevated garden bar is here to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the company of behind the Seine riverboats. Despite their tourist appeal, the red barges with bright lights have become a true part of Paris. Mademoiselle Mouche stands (ahem, floats) in tribute to Eléonore Mouche, the daughter of ship-owner Alphonse Gaston Mouche and cabaret dancer Jeanne La Violette.

 

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The cocktail bar has set out to bring back the Parisian roaring twenties with endless nights of music and dancing. Cocktails, each 13€, are named after characters from the same time period, offering a taste of true French mixology savoir-faire.

Unlike the twenties, however, when wine and spirits certainly were lower in quality and drinkability, the drinks at Mademoiselle Mouche are fantastic and absolutely worth a happy hour visit. Who knows, you might even hang out there late into the night?

If Champagne is more your vibe, Moët & Chandon has an entire corner set up with hanging bubble chairs and chaise-longs. The destination also has a transparent bubbly igloo in case it rains or gets chilly, or if you just want a cute pic.

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Mademoiselle Mouche is one of those destinations where Paris’s it crowd hangs out alongside les touristes and everyone in between. From romantic dates to birthday drinks and girls night out, it’s a place where one simply cannot have a bad time — the vibes are too good.

The star of the bar, truly and univocally, is of course the spectacular Eiffel Tower view. The Dame de fer stands there unblocked by any buildings (you are on the river after all).

Ultimately, Mademoiselle Mouche is a paradise garden in the metropolitan city. Come here for happy hour and let the party spill out onto the bank of the Seine (because hey, it’s legal to drink in the streets and it’s half the price).

Mademoiselle Mouche Rooftop Cocktail Bar is located at the Port de la Conférence (75008), at the bottom of Pont de l’Alma. Hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Open through October 15.