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Nightlife in Paris

Paris has something for everyone: from traditional ballet in the Opéra district to quaint literary bars like La Belle Hortense in the Marais district, and from the chilly Ice Kube Bar in La Chapelle to the glitzy Moulin Rouge Caberet in Montmartre. The Champs Elysées abounds with sophisticated nightclubs like the VIP Room and L'Arc. Underground music is played out in Paris' 10th, 11th and 20th arrondissements. Most bars close at 2am, clubs open until 5am.

Inside of the Garnier Opera House, Paris, France

Bars

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  1. 1. Kong - Bars

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    Kong, Paris. Photo by Patricia Bailer, courtesy of Kong

    On top of the Kenzo building in Châtelet, Kong, with its kitsch Japanese Manga-themed interior designed by Philippe Starck, is a magnet for Paris' hip crowd. Come to sip elegant cocktails, listen to live DJs and dine upstairs.Show this on map

    Address

    1, rue du Pont Neuf, Paris 75001

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 1 40 39 09 00

    Transport

    Métro Pont Neuf

    Website

    Kong Website

  2. 2. La Belle Hortense - Bars

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    In the heart of the Marais district, La Belle Hortense is an atmospheric literary café frequented by cool arty types and wine lovers. Read a book from their library, sample fine wines and snack on cheese and cold meat platters.Show this on map

    Address

    31, rue Vieille du Temple, Paris 75004

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 1 48 04 74 60

    Transport

    Métro St-Paul

    Website

    La Belle Hortense Website

  3. 3. Ice Kube Bar - Bars

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    France's first Ice Kube Bar, inside the ultra-trendy Kube hotel in the Goutte d'Or district, is the place to go for a fun drink in sub-zero temperatures. Dressed in woolly clothes, enjoy vodka shots at -5°C for 30 minutes.Show this on map

    Address

    Kube hotel, 1-5 Passage Ruelle, Paris 75018

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 1 42 05 20 00

    Transport

    Métro Porte de la Chapelle

    Website

    Ice Kube Bar Website

  4. 4. Mezzanine Bar at Alcazar - Bars

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    The trendy Mezzanine Bar in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés quarter is the place to go for lip-smacking cocktails before going on to a club. Grab a table overlooking the downstairs restaurant and tap your toes to pop, funk, jazz, R&B and even opera.Show this on map

    Address

    62, rue Mazarine, Paris 75006

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 1 53 10 19 99

    Transport

    Métro Odéon

    Website

    Mezzanine Bar at Alcazar Website

  5. 5. Le Forum - Bars

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    The polished oak panelling, ornate stucco, and selection of single-malt whiskeys recalls a posh English gentleman's club. You can sample from among 180 cocktails, including many that haven't been popular since the Jazz Age. Champagne by the glass is common, as is that social lubricant, the martini.

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    Address

    4 bd. Malesherbes, Paris, France

    Telephone

    +33 (0)1 42 65 37 86

    Website

    Le Forum

Clubs

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  1. 6. Showcase - Clubs

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    Showcase, Paris. Photo by Hacine Brahimi, courtesy of Showcase

    Showcase is the venue to be seen in. It's a unique nightclub inside old boat hangars, under the Champs Elysées' Alexandre III bridge, with views over the Seine. Join Paris' glitterati as they're entertained by DJs and live bands.Show this on map

    Address

    Pont Alexandre III, Paris 75007

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 1 45 61 25 43

    Transport

    Métro Invalides or Champs Elysées Clémenceau

    Website

    Showcase Website

  2. 7. Batofar - Clubs

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    Music fans flock to the Batofar - a fun, converted barge in the up-and-coming Bibliothèque Nationale quarter. It plays an eclectic mix of sound which ranges from electro, house, techno and jazz to funk, rock, soul and indie music.Show this on map

    Address

    11, quai François Mauriac, Paris 75013

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 9 71 25 50 61

    Transport

    Métro Bibliothèque or Quai de la Gare.

    Website

    Batofar Website

  3. 8. VIP Room - Clubs

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    VIP Room, Paris. Courtesy of VIP Room

    Jean Roch's famous VIP Room nightclub on the Rue de Rivoli attracts a moneyed crowd and big celebrities - both Take That and Madonna have launched albums here. Expect superstar DJs and dress up for the occasion.Show this on map

    Address

    188 bis, Rue de Rivoli, Paris 75008

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 1 58 36 46 00

    Transport

    Métro Palais Royal Musée du Louvre, Tuileries.

    Website

    VIP Room Website

  4. 9. L'Arc - Clubs

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    L'Arc, Paris. Courtesy of L'Arc

    L'Arc is a chic city-centre night club where Paris' beautiful people and the occasional international celebrity come to party. Dance and sip cocktails to the sound of disco, Electro and pop. There is a French restaurant for dining in beforehand.Show this on map

    Address

    12, rue de Presbourg, Paris 75116

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 1 45 00 78 70

    Transport

    Métro Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile

    Website

    L'Arc Website

  5. 10. Cab - Clubs

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    Cab is a sophisticated club-restaurant in an accessible spot by the Louvre. Here, a select crowd parties to 70s and 80s revival tunes, modern pop and R&B. Dine in the restaurant beforehand for free access to the club.Show this on map

    Address

    2, place du Palais Royal, Paris 75001

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 1 58 62 56 25

    Transport

    Métro Palais-Royal Musée-du-Louvre

    Website

    Cab Website

Entertainment

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  1. 11. Opéra Garnier - Entertainment

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    Inside of the Garnier Opera House, Paris, France

    The natural lake beneath the Belle-Époque Garnier Palace in the Opéra district inspired Leroux to write Phantom of the Opera. Reserve tickets early at Opéra Garnier to see classics performed by France's national ballet and contemporary dances by visiting troupes.Show this on map

    Address

    Palais Garnier, place de l'Opéra, Paris 75009

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 1 72 29 35 35

    Transport

    Métro Opéra

    Website

    Opera de Paris Website

  2. 12. Nouveau Casino - Entertainment

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    Nouveau Casino, Paris. Photo by Philippe Levy, courtesy of Nouveau Casino

    The Nouveau Casino in Oberkampf is considered by some as the epitome of hyper-hip counterculture. In a former cinema adjacent to the Café Charbon, it holds regular live music concerts by some of today's most off-beat bands.Show this on map

    Address

    109, rue Oberkampf, Paris 75011

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 1 43 57 57 40

    Transport

    Métro Parmentier or Ménilmontant

    Website

    Nouveau Casino Website

  3. 13. New Morning - Entertainment

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    New Morning, near Gare de l'Est train station, is a must for jazz fans. Not only does it feel like a den only insiders know about, its live bands perform excellent variations of modern, experimental and classical jazz.Show this on map

    Address

    7-9, rue des Petites Ecuries, Paris 75010

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 1 45 23 51 41

    Transport

    Metro Château d'Eau.

    Website

    New Morning Website

  4. 14. Paradis Latin - Entertainment

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    The Paradis Latin cabaret, Paris. Courtesy of Paradis Latin, © Paradis Latin

    The Paradis Latin cabaret performs its glamorous show to an audience of locals, tourists and VIPs in a historic venue designed by Gustave Eiffel. Prices are steep, but this once-in-a-lifetime experience combines old-style glamour with the sparkle of traditional cabaret.Show this on map

    Cost

    €85-€179

    Opening hours

    Wed-Mon dinner 8pm; show 9.30pm

    Address

    28, rue du Cardinal Lemoine, Paris 75005

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 1 43 25 28 28

    Transport

    Metro: Cardinal Lemoine or Jussieu

    Website

    Paradis Latin Website

  5. 15. Moulin Rouge Cabaret - Entertainment

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    World-famous Moulin Rouge Cabaret, immortalised by Toulouse-Lautrec is still here in Montmartre, the only place in Paris where you can see the real Can Can. Opt for dinner to get the best seats. Revues begin nightly at 9pm and 11pm.Show this on map

    Address

    82, boulevard de Clichy, Paris 75018

    Telephone

    +33 (0) 1 53 09 82 82

    Transport

    Métro Blanche

    Website

    Moulin Rouge Website

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