Spontanous trip idea! 1 Night in Paris!
After a beautiful sunset the city wakes up again!
Paris over day and over the night seems to be like a 2 different cities. Shortly after sunset people are gathering in cafeterias or cultural places, galleries or other centers of attractions. Weekend are the busiest, but even during week you can meet a lot of people wondering around rushing to do shopings or being late for meetings. Lovers, not even trying to hide in some side streets but just sitting or standing in random places and kissing. No doubt Paris is called a city of love or lovers destination.
But lets focus on the night life. There are a lot of thematic clubs or even discricts where people with similar interests are gathering. Let me mention a few of very interesting points.
Dans le Noir, restaurant, where you eat in darkness, god.. what was on my plate?
La Bellevilloise, restaurant with a club, ’80s nights, live jazz music on Sunday
Table Ronde, high quality place, a bit expensive but with truly amazing food, also a great place to meet new people
Le Zéro Zéro, Le Motel, Le Crazy Horse are clubs with modern music, very popular, great place to get a bit more crazy.
Favela Chic, is a brasilian style club with bar
PUBS and BARS
Aux Folies, and La Cordonnerie, both having affordable prices, very popular as for before party among young people
Candelaria, Moonshiner or Experimental Cocktail Club, great drinks, a bit pricey but also very original
Comptoir Général, Blaine, Le Lavomatic, all 3 having great drinks. A bit more expensive, but good taste and stunning appearance
Gentlemen 1919, barman’s wearing suits, a true place for gentlemen evening drink
Little Red Door, jazz style bar.
Le Zorba or Bonnie and Clyde are great place for an after party, or long night
EVENTS, THEATER, OPERA AND SHOWS
There are quite a lot of them. Stunning acts, shows and lots of events, this and much more you can find in Parisianinfo website. Worth to check it.
Although I love to walk over night and discover new places. Walking alone over night in Paris might not be that great idea. Especially that there are disctricts and side street, which might not be that safe to go to.
AREAS I WOULD SUGGEST TO AVOID
Rue St. Denis, a few blocks from the Centre Pompidou, Barbes Boulevard, the Forum des Halles and the Seine banks. Although I consider Paris metro quite safe I would rather skip St Denis, La Courneuve, or Mantes-la-Jolie over nigth. There are also some areas called “no go zones” but this I leave for your consideration.
Stay safe and enjoy the time in Paris!