rooftop view of paris france showing the eiffel tower on the background

From its luxury fashion brands to its quaint cafes, museums and world-class restaurants, Paris is adored for a variety of traits, but perhaps none more than its iconic rooftops. Indeed, Paris is home to some of the most intimate and romantic terraces in Europe, and thanks to its Mediterranean climate, they can stay open virtually all-year round.

The perfect setting to enjoy a delectable cocktail with panoramic views of the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur, city officials are hoping to promote the beauty of these rooftops as a tourist attraction and have launched a campaign to get them granted UNESCO World Heritage status.

The City of Lights, or 'la Ville Lumière' as it is known in French, is home to just one Unesco World Heritage site, the banks of the River Seine, which were added to the list in 1991, and if the rooftops are granted the same status, Paris could finally get the recognition it deserves.

Having inspired the likes of Van Gogh and Edouard Manet to create wonderful works of art, the iconic rooftops of Paris are truly a thing of beauty, but despite having submitted their heritage status application to UNESCO in 2015, they won't find out if they have been successful until 2019. The wait is now on, and if the application is successful, you can expect to see a lot more tourists in the French capital.