A vertitable architectural and historic gem of the city, it was built in 1910, the first Art Déco hotel in Paris, decorated in the colors red and gold. The bar lounge is both the heart and soul of the hotel. Every evening, starting at 7 p.m., the Lutetia’s bar is transformed into a piano bar, where [...] (Read more)
Some suggestions to provide you with the best places in Paris to unwind, party, relax, have fun and leave the day behind.
Discover a unique place conceived by the architect Odile Decq in the heart of the Palais Garnier. A mezzanine made of amazing shapes surrounds the original architecture of the Palais Garnier without ever touching it. The design is special, yet a big contrast with the classic Palais Garnier. But it matches, no doubt about that. [...] (Read more)
A new place with the charmes of the 20’s. You can take a cocktail at the bar, have a nice meal and at the end of the evening go down to the jazz club in the basement.
The Gatsby, 64, Av. Bosquet, 75007 Paris, tel 01 45 55 02 79, M° Ecole Militaire
Welcome at the New Guinguette : Monday evening at the borders of the Seine, a smell of chicken and barbecue in the summerevening. On a boat a little jazz band invites to dance. Under the little lampions at long wooden tables people are chatting, eating and flirting : Welcome at the New Guinguette. The guinguette [...] (Read more)
While strolling on a sunny summerevening we did pass a little café “très sympa”, turned around and had a drink. We didn’t need to go home yet as we stayed another night at the Montmartre Studio Lofts. The owner of the place is a very friendly young man who wanted to start a small neighbourhood [...] (Read more)
Written by Sarah Moriarity for VINGT :
The eclectic bar-restaurant, La Conserverie, at 35 bis rue du Sentier in the second arrondissement, serves some of the best cocktails in the city. This is big praise for a place has only been in business for four months and is keeping a death-defyingly low profile. As well as [...] (Read more)
Not like in the fifties where the Jazz scene was very vibrant in Paris, the live music scene in Paris is not a big hit.
Close to Rue Oberkampf, in the heart of the 11th arrondisment, The International Bar is something of a revelation for the local Parisian live music scene. It hosts two bands a [...] (Read more)
It’s seems unbelievable but there is still life on the Left Bank. A new glam rock night club did open next to Cafe de Flore – named La Montana.
It’s a mini-place, dark and cool gives us a biology lesson, lights in forms of skulls, black and white graphics of bones and animals on the walls, in a vaulted [...] (Read more)
If you’re in for a very special night out at the theatre, you need to check out La Clique at Bobino. They are playing until the 31th of January, and have even a special on New Year’s Eve.
A theatrical phenomenon, a unique and inspirational night of live entertainment , an inspired melange of cabaret, new [...] (Read more)
On walking distance from the Montmartre Studio Loft is a little café called La Fourmi . It’s a nice hangout place where you surely can meet some lonely locals. The drinks are good and so are the prices. For one or another reason, it seems to be almost always sunny on their terrace when we [...] (Read more)
If you want some nice upscale coctail in a place with romance and history, head to L’Hôtel at the Left Bank.
There?s also a frescoed salon, and the plush Louis XIV style bar with stripey sofaswhere you can try a cocktail named in Oscar Wilde?s honour. He died at this place. Also other great writers and people [...] (Read more)
When in the neighborghood, just jump in at the Mezzanine. From Wednesday to Saterday there is swingin music until late. On Friday there are excellent DJs. The drinks at the bar are served with know-how and add that little more.
We had a great evening once , right at the start of La Mezzanine, when you [...] (Read more)
Rendezvous of the greatest jazz artists for more than 50 years. In the weekend they always have a life band of high quality and you can dance the beebop until the late hours.
If you only want to look people dancing and don’t want to join in, be cautious where you take a seat. Take a [...] (Read more)
This old lightship used to sit in Dun Laoghaire harbour and is now at Quai François Mauriac. This year they are having a party for their 10th anniversary.
Go for experimental and electronic music, plus four bars. They always have events. Specialy in summertime it’s nice to have a party on the water.
Easy to get to [...] (Read more)
La Dame de Canton
A magnificent wooden junk floating on the Seine
In a town house formerly belonging to the composer Georges Bizet where he composed Carmen (Read more)
Magnificent love story, a great scenario for a movie ! (Read more)
Near l'Etoile you can sample a good wisky or a nice cocktail (Read more)
When Passion in Paris guides you to the banks of the Seine (Read more)
I find it hard to put my finger on what I like so much about La Fourmi. I just like it. The decor is good: unpretentious yet cool, light and there is an enormous chandelier that I always find fascinating. The food is okay - not amazing, but pleasing, and if you fancy a Croque Monsieur or any other kind of Croque you won't be disappointed. It's definitely typically Parisian, too, which is a good thing... (Read more)
This famous adress known by the jazz lovers has been revamped. (Read more)
In the 19th century, this atmospheric old theatre was the meeting place for artists and intellectuals. (Read more)