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Bad­aboum Lo­cated a few min­utes from the Place de la Bastille, this fun bar of­fers ex­cel­lent and orig­i­nal cock­tails. The bar also fea­tures a small but very good snack­ing menu. 2bis rue des Tail­landiers (11th), M° Bastille Bud­dha-Bar This trend-set­ting cock­tail bar and restau­rant at­tracts both fash­ion­istas and cu­ri­ous tourists, with a gi­ant golden Bud­dha pre­sid­ing over the scene and ser­vice that’s cooler-than-thou. 8 rue Boissy d’An­glas (8th), M° Con­corde Bar du Plaza Athénée Ab­so­lute chic, with a decor that in­cludes an im­pres­sive sculpted glass bar. 6pm-1:30am. 25 ave Mon­taigne (8th), M° Franklin D. Roo­sevelt Bar Le Baude­laire This con­ge­nial bar in the Bur­gundy ho­tel is akin to an English club. Dis­cover a host of creative cock­tails. 6-8 rue Duphot (1st), M° Madeleine Ex­per­i­men­tal Cock­tail Bar A fun bar hid­den in the heart of the 2nd ar­rondisse­ment where you can en­joy de­li­cious cock­tails and cool mu­sic. 37 rue Saint Sauveur (2nd), M° Sen­tier Harry’s New York Bar This land­mark es­tab­lish­ment is a fine place to en­joy drinks at the roomy and frendly bar. The tra­di­tional cock­tail spot also serves up live pi­ano mu­sic start­ing at 10pm. 5 rue Dau­nou (2nd), M° Opéra Ho­tel Costes Bar This chic bar and lounge is an ideal and pricey Parisian spot for peo­ple watch­ing in a sump­tu­ous dé­cor. 239 rue Saint-Honoré (1st), M° Tui­leries Ho­tel Prov­i­dence En­joy creative cock­tails or a glass of wine in this cosy bar on a cob­ble­stone street in the lively Grands Boule­vards neigh­bour­hood. The spot is out­fit­ted with a fire­place and a boudoir-style am­biance and the bar­tender can mix you a made-to-mea­sure drink. 90 rue René Boulanger (10th), M° Stras­bourg Saint-De­nis Ice Kube Paris The dec­o­ra­tion is frozen into ice and the cock­tails are served in solid ice glasses, so pre­pare your­self to face the frozen world of this -12°C bar. 1 Pas­sage Ruelle (18th),, M° La Chapelle & Marx Dor­moy Ju­ve­niles This cosy and wel­com­ing wine bar serves up fine French wines as well as wines from around the world and you can pur­chase bot­tles to take away. 47 rue de Riche­lieu (1st), M° Pyra­mides Kléber Bar High ceil­ings, or­nate dé­cor and fine ser­vice are hall­marks of this el­e­gant bar in the Penin­sula Ho­tel. Clas­sic cock­tails, sig­na­ture mixes and a fine se­lec­tion of wines and cham­pagnes are all on the menu. 19 ave Kléber (16th), M° Bois­sière Le Bris­tol Bar This dis­creet and el­e­gant spot is ideal for en­joy­ing cosy drinks in­clud­ing a va­ri­ety of orig­i­nal cock­tails and a fine se­lec­tion of cham­pagnes. 112 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré (8th), M° Miromes­nil Le Bar The Left Bank ho­tel where Os­car Wilde died is a trendy spot for a cock­tail re­dec­o­rated with a volup­tuous dé­cor. 13 rue des Beaux-Arts (6th), M° Saint-Ger­main- des-Prés Le Bar Long This posh bar lo­cated in the Royal Mon­ceau is a per­fect spot for a so­phis­ti­cated cock­tail or night­cap in a cosy set­ting. 37 ave Hoche (8th), M° Charles- de-Gaulle-Etoile La Closerie des Li­las The bar of this myth­i­cal place re­mains mag­i­cal. Thank­fully some things don’t change. 171 blvd du Mont­par­nasse (6th), M° Vavin Le Dokhan’s Cham­pagne Bar A stun­ning ho­tel bar re­plete with Louis Vuit­ton el­e­va­tor fea­tur­ing a fine se­lec­tion of rare and clas­sic cham­pagnes. In the Radis­son Blu Le Dokhan’s Ho­tel. 117 rue Lau­ris­ton (16th), M° Vic­tor Hugo Le Lu­cien Bar Ev­ery de­tail here is per­fect from the tem­per­a­ture of the vin­tage white port to the di­men­sions of the glasses for gin and tonic. Ho­tel Fou­quet’s Bar­rière. 46 ave Ge­orge V (8th), M° Ge­orge V Le Ru­bis This quin­tes­sen­tial Parisian wine bar at­tracts a lo­cal clien­tele into its re­laxed at­mos­phere where you can en­joy wines from the Beau­jo­lais and Bur­gundy re­gions among oth­ers. 10 rue du Marché Sain­tHonoré (1st), M° Pyra­mides Les Jardins du Pont Neuf With a stun­ning view of the City of Light’s fa­mous bridges, this restau­rant and bar has be­come a favourite with the city’s fun crowd, where they can go and en­joy great cock­tails and say “santé” with each round. This is a per­fect ad­dress for a drink be­fore a din­ner in the Quartier Latin or af­ter a day spent at the Lou­vre. Quai de l’Hor­loge (1st), M° Pont Neuf Moon­shiner This speakeasy bar near the Place de la Bastille has an am­biance straight out of the 1920s com­plete with jazz mu­sic play­ing in the back­ground. 5 rue Sedaine (11th), M° Bréguet-Sabin Pre­scrip­tion Cock­tail Club This trendy bar is ex­cel­lent for de­li­cious and orig­i­nal cock­tails with cool mu­sic, friendly staff and tequila. 23 rue Mazarine (6th), M° Ma­bil­lon The Ball­room This so­phis­ti­cated cock­tail bar, fre­quented by the beau­ti­ful peo­ple of the city, serves up care­fully mixed drinks in cosy seated ar­eas. 58 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1st), M° Les Halles


Casi­nos Bar­rière France’s largest casino, with el­e­gant decor, ta­ble games and slots. Jacket and tie for men; no jeans or run­ning shoes. 3 ave de Cein­ture, Enghien-lesBains, Train from Gare du Nord


Caveau de la Huchette This club in a vaulted cel­lar in the heart of the Latin Quar­ter has been show­cas­ing fine jazz mu­sic for the past six decades. The spot is rife with his­tory, a Ma­sonic lodge in the 18th cen­tury, the Knights Tem­plar held meet­ings at this lo­ca­tion in the Mid­dle Ages. 5 rue de la Huchette (5th), M° Saint-Michel Duc des Lom­bards One of Paris’ old­est jazz clubs mag­nif­i­cently ren­o­vated by An­drée Put­man’s col­lab­o­ra­tor, the tal­ented El­liot Barnes. The Duc also boasts one of the best sound-sys­tems in town and is now known as the House of Jazz. Daily per­for­mances, live record­ings and a healthy mix of jazz man jams make this the ad­dress for Jazz. 42 rue des Lom­bards (1st), M° Châtelet

Jazz Club Etoile A true tem­ple to jazz since it opened two decades ago, the club has wel­comed the likes of Count Basie, B.B. King, Cab Cal­loway and Lionel Hamp­ton. Thurs-Sat. 81 blvd Gou­vion Saint-Cyr (17th), M° Porte Mail­lot New Morn­ing The leg­endary Parisian venue for jazz both clas­sic and eclec­tic has hosted the world’s jazz greats for two decades: Art Blakey, Dizzy Gille­spie, Stan Getz... De­voted jazz fans come here to lis­ten to two hours of solid mu­sic and the crowd be­gins to ac­cu­mu­late around 8 pm, so come early. 7-9 rue des Petites-Ecuries (10th), M° Château d’Eau

Gen­tle­men’s clubs

Pink Par­adise The first ta­ble-danc­ing show in Paris and where ev­ery­one who still wants to party goes af­ter all the other clubs are done for the night. Daily 10.30 pm-6 am. 36 rue de Pon­thieu (8th), M° Franklin D. Roo­sevelt Se­cret Square The French cap­i­tal’s glam­orous restau­rant and club is where clients are treated to a sexy strip­tease show thanks to the dancers per­form­ing in a jewel-box dé­cor. The show fea­tures 20 to 30 dancers and guests are treated to an un­for­get­table show. 27 ave des Ternes (17th) , M° Ternes

niGht clubs

L’Arc Paris Favoured by French and in­ter­na­tional celebri­ties, en­joy cock­tails and fine mu­sic with a gor­geous view of the Arc de Tri­om­phe. The club has a great dance floor in black and white veined mar­ble, a fu­moir and VIP loges. Thurs-Sat 11pm-5am. 12 rue de Pres­bourg (16th), M° Charles de Gaulle Etoile Le Baron You can club un­til dawn at this cel­e­brated and celebrity filled night spot. Its cabaret-like am­biance - there’s live mu­sic - at­tracts a trendy, elite crowd. Look your best to get past the door. 6 ave Marceau (8th), M° Alma-Marceau Le Du­plex Reg­u­lars ap­pre­ci­ate the clubby and friendly at­mos­phere at this com­fort­able Parisian club re­plete with gas­tro­nomic restau­rant whose cosy at­mos­phere is high­lighted by Ch­ester­field arm­chairs. The huge dance floor in the dis­coteque is a dancer’s dream. 2bis ave Foch (16th), M° Charles de Gaulle Etoile Le Mona Lisa Just foot­steps from the Lou­vre this friendly and fes­tive club brings in the fash­ion crowd and plenty of Parisian trend­set­ters. The chic and arty clien­tele en­joys a pro­gramme of hip-hop, rock and a touch of elec­tro pop. The es­tab­lish­ment also boasts a restau­rant . Tues-Sat 8pm-6am. 47 rue Berger (1st), 01 40 13 12 12. M° Lou­vre-Rivoli Le Mon­tana This night­club in the heart of the Saint-Ger­main­des-Prés neigh­bour­hood is one of the cap­i­tal’s trendi­est and most se­lect spots. The bar is on the ground floor and the dance floor, down­stairs, in the vaulted cel­lars. 28 rue Saint Benoît (6th), M° Saint-Ger­main- des-Prés Le So­cial Club Trendy spot for en­joy­ing ex­cel­lent live mu­sic, tasty drinks and even a cig­a­rette in the club’s smok­ing room. 142 rue Mont­martre (2nd), M° Bourse Les Bains This club, in the ho­tel of the same name, is one of the places to be for a slice of great Parisian nightlife. The venue hosts live shows, con­certs as well as res­i­dent and guest DJs fea­tur­ing hip-hop, soul and tunes from the 1970s tak­ing guests back into the club’s glory days. Tues-Sat, mid­night un­til dawn. 7 rue du Bourg-l’Abbé (3rd), M° Ram­buteau Pachamama This de­light­ful din­ner-club spread out over four beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated floors in a 19th cen­tury build­ing by Gus­tave Eif­fel is just foot­steps away from the Bastille. En­joy drinks, din­ner or a DJ set in a fes­tive South Amer­i­can am­biance. Fea­tures in­clude a mon­u­men­tal Art Deco stair­case, a ball­room, a restau­rant show­cas­ing Latin Amer­i­can spe­cial­ties and a smok­ing room. Daily from 5pm. 46-48 rue du Faubourg Saint-An­toine (12th), M° Bastille Palais Mail­lot A lux­u­ri­ous night­club known for its gala evenings. Fri­days are fash­ion ori­ented while Satur­days fea­ture guest DJs. Fri-Sat 11:30pm-6am. 2 Place Porte Mail­lot (17th), M° Porte-Mail­lot Raspou­tine This myth­i­cal Parisian venue re­mains an au­then­tic night spot to en­joy cock­tails and cham­pagne in a splen­did dé­cor cre­ated by Erté. 58 rue Bas­sano (8th), M° Ge­orge V Si­len­cio This pri­vate club, con­ceived and de­signed by David Lynch, of­fers ex­cel­lent cock­tails, wine and spir­its, fin­ger food and food tast­ings. Non­mem­bers are ad­mit­ted af­ter mid­night. 142 rue de Mont­martre (2nd), M° Sen­tier/ Grands Boule­vards Titty Twister This trendy loft-like club is a chic ad­dress for drinks and great mu­sic. The pop­u­lar es­tab­lish­ment has the added fea­ture of a smok­ing room with a pool ta­ble as well as a tequila stand along with eclec­tic cock­tails and large size drinks for shar­ing. Mon-Sat 9pm-5am. 5 rue de Berri (8th), M° Ge­orge V Van­ity Paris This sought-af­ter venue of­fers hip-hop vibes in a lux­u­ri­ous set­ting where the cham­pagne flows in ev­ery cor­ner. Spe­cial soirées are held ev­ery night in­clud­ing Throw­back Thurs­day for an old school style party. The door pol­icy is strict so be sure to dress smart. Tues-Sat 11:30pm-6am. 25 rue de Riche­lieu (1st), 06 69 72 79 79. M° Pyra­mides VIP Room One of the most ex­clu­sive clubs on the Parisian nightlife scene, this chic haven for the rich and fa­mous lets you dance the night away to hip hop and house mu­sic. 188 rue de Rivoli (1st), M° Palais Royal

maG­i­cal & opera shows

Le Bel Canto Nes­tled on the banks of the Seine, this restau­rant fea­tur­ing food with a south­ern French and Ital­ian flair brings you the lux­ury of din­ing while en­joy­ing the mu­sic of, among oth­ers, Verdi, Rossini, Mozart, or Puc­cini per­formed by tal­ented young singers from the con­ser­va­tory of the Paris Opera. Daily D only from 7:30pm. 72 Quai de l’Hô­tel de Ville (4th), M° Pont Marie Le Dou­ble Fond This unique venue is ded­i­cated to the world of magic. You can en­joy drinks or din­ner at the bar or at your ta­ble served by wait­ers who are English-speak­ing ma­gi­cians who per­form ta­ble­side. Down­stairs a host of unique, in­ter­ac­tive and hu­mor­ous magic shows are held from Wed­nes­day to Sun­day. 11 Place du Marché Sainte-Cather­ine (4th), M° Saint-Paul

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