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Paris nightlife is vibrant in a few districts: Le Marais, Champs-Elysées, Opera Garnier, Chatelet Les Halles, Montmartre and Montparnasse. The top Paris nightlife venues on the city map. Cabaret shows. Nightclubs. Bars. Music. Trip to Paris.

Romantic nightlife in Paris

The magical illuminations, especially along the Seine river banks and on Champs-Elysées, literally transform the City of Lights and turn it into the ultimate romantic city at night. They are the greatest in December for the Christmas season. The Eiffel Tower at night is one of the top experiences in the city. Having dinner there in the expensive Jules Verne restaurant and its private lift is something. The Seine dinner cruise is a perfect combination of a good dinner and relaxing sightseeing, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Palace and Notre-Dame Cathedral. It is the classic and romantic introduction to the city at night. Walking on the lower quays of the Seine river at night and having a drink or a dinner in the many bars and restaurants is great too.

Eiffel Tower illuminations
Eiffel Tower illuminations at night

Dinner cruise, a nightlife experience

The Seine dinner cruise is a must of Paris nightlife.

Admire the illuminated monuments along the Seine and the bridges of Paris that lie across it. From the boat's large bay windows, see the Musée d'Orsay, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Conciergerie and the Louvre, possibly the illuminated Eiffel Tower as the boat passes by. In the boat's cozy and intimate surroundings, enjoy a romantic or relaxed dinner in a warm atmosphere. Savor a traditional French meal prepared with seasonal produce.

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Paris dinner cruise
Paris dinner cruise

Paris cabarets

World famous Paris cabarets, Moulin Rouge, Lido and Crazy Horse, are icons of Paris nightlife. These three cabarets have shows of very high quality and have a dinner option.

Combine Paris illuminations and a cabaret show on a nightlife tour. There are a combination of nightlife evenings in the city including the Moulin Rouge show. Information.

The Crazy Horse, the city's most avant-garde cabaret, has dedicated itself, since 1951, to the creative vision of celebrating the female body. This elegant and sensual experience puts these sophisticated dancers into the spotlight, making the heads turn around.

Paris nightlife: Le Lido
Paris nightlife at Le Lido Cabaret

Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge is the most famous cabaret in Montmartre. Opened in 1889, it is ever since the model of all cabarets around the world. See Féerie, the spectacular ongoing show. A troupe of 80 artists, including 60 Doriss Girls recruited world-wide, 1000 costumes of feathers, rhinestones and sequins, made in the most famous Parisian workshops, sumptuous sets in shimmering colors, uniquely designed by Italian artists, outstanding international acts, and a giant aquarium; all of this performed to original music recorded by 80 musicians and 60 chorus singers. There are five scenes : the Moulin Rouge today and yesterday, the pirates, au cirque, the Moulin Rouge from 1900 to today,international acts. There are two shows everyday of the year, the fist one at 9pm, the second one at 11pm. There are great combinations of nightlife evenings in the city including the Moulin Rouge show. Information.

82, Boulevard de Clichy
Paris 75018 France
Paris nightlife: Moulin Rouge Cabaret
Paris nightlife at Moulin Rouge Cabaret

Crazy Horse Cabaret

A legendary cabaret that exalts femininity, Crazy Horse was founded in 1951 by Alain Bernardin, an avant-garde artist. This insatiable admirer of women put creation and woman at the center of his cabaret. This resulted in a unique signature, where the perfect bodies of the dancers are clothed in subtle lighting effects.

With the ongoing show, "Totally Crazy", the glamor, daring, impertinence that are the signature of Crazy Horse are showcased into an immersive format. The audience is invited to experience fabulous moments of complicity and sharing around iconic acts that have contributed to the Crazy Horse legend. Show time. Sunday to Friday : 8:15pm. 10:45pm . Saturday : 7pm, 9:30pm, 11:45pm.Crazy Horse on the map.

2 avenue George V
Paris 75008 France
Paris nightlife: Crazy Horse Cabaret
Totally Crazy at Crazy Horse Cabaret

Cinema and music in Paris

Cinema is thriving with 430 viewing rooms in town showing movies in French and in English. La Géode hemispheric movie theater and Le Grand Rex with its 2700 seats are iconic movie theaters. The Cinémathèque is a gold mine for cinema lovers. Cinemas in Paris.

Concerts are a great alternative for an evening in the City of Lights. There are many concerts of all kinds everyday. Five venues are exceptional. The Théatre des Champs-Elysées, Philharmonie and Opéra Garnier are superb classical music concert venues with top programs. The AccorHotels Arena and Le Zenith have world class pop music concerts of all kinds. Best concert venues in Paris.

The Luxor movie theater in Paris
The Luxor movie theater in Paris

Paris nightlife districts

Paris nightlife is most vibrant in a few districts: Champs-Elysées, Le Marais, Opéra Garnier, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Opéra Bastille, Montmartre, Montparnasse. These districts are animated at night with Parisians in the street late into the night. Paris restaurants are open late. The iconic Pied de Cochon in Les Halles district, l'Alsace on Champs-Elysées and Grand Café Capucines in Opera district are open 24/24.

Nightlife icons selected among the best cabarets, bars and nightclubs. Go there on weekdays to avoid the crowd.

Le Lido

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Famous cabaret on Champs-Elysées Avenue. Incredible shows. Choose your combination for a complete evening in the city: Lido dinner dance + show, Seine cruise + Lido show, Paris illuminations tour + Lido. Locate Lido on Paris map. Web site.

Duc Lombards


Probably the best and most famous Jazz club in town, located in the lively Chatelet Les Halles and Centre Pompidou district. Duc des Lombards has a restaurant. There are many bars and restaurants with music in and around rue des Lombards including Australian Cafe Oz. Web site. Locate Duc des Lombards on Paris map.



Trendy nightclub on a fantastic 1,600 square meters terrace overlooking the river. Good quality programming. Open until 4am. 32 Quai Austerlitz, 75013 Paris. Locate Wanderlust on Paris map. Wanderlust pictures. Website.

Showcase club

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An amazing nightclub located inside 1900 Alexandre III bridge. Not far from Champs-Elysées, one of the city's most lively nightlife districts. You may be filtered. Website. Locate Showcase on Paris map.



A corner of Latin America in the heart of Bastille district. Drinks, food, atmosphere. The 3000 m2 venue on four levels is simply spectacular. Visit also the many lively bars and restaurants rue de Lappe and rue Keller near-by. Locate Pachamama on Paris map.

Auld alliance


The best Scottish pub in town. For Scottish beer, a choice of 100 whiskies, 4 different simultaneous sports channels on TV, the Auld Alliance, 80 rue Francois Miron, 75004 Paris, is the place. Right in the middle of lively Le Marais district. Visit also the many bars rue du Bourg Tibourg and rue des Archives near-by. Locate Auld Alliance on Paris map.



Tucked away in the heart of Latin Quarter, Bombardier offers a quintessentially English pub experience, Bombardier, 2 place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris. Other bars and restaurants downhill in rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève. Locate Bombardier on Paris map.

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