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Paris nightlife is vibrant in a few districts: Le Marais and adjacent Les Halles district, Bastille, Champs-Elysées, Montmartre and Montparnasse have many bars. Best Cabaret shows, Jazz clubs and nightclubs. A night cruise is romantic. Trip to Paris.

Best Paris nightlife districts

Paris nightlife is most vibrant in a few districts. Le Marais and adjacent Les Halles district are now the most lively districts at night. Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Bastille, Champs-Elysées, Montmartre, Montparnasse are top nightlife districts.

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 in Champs-Elysées and Grand Café Capucines in Opera district are open 24/24.

The nightlife icons below are selected among the best cabarets, bars and nightclubs.

Paris nightlife in Wanderlust nightclub
Wanderlust nightclub is on the quays

Nightlife in Paris can be romantic

The magical illuminations, especially along the Seine river banks and in Champs-Elysées, literally transform the city and turn it into the ultimate romantic destination at night. They are the greatest in December for the Christmas season.

Visiting the Eiffel Tower at night is one of the top experiences in the city. Having dinner in the exclusive Jules Verne restaurant on the second floor or in Madame Brasserie on the first floor is a must do you will remember forever.

Book Eiffel Tower dinner.

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. Information.

Walking on the lower quays of the Seine river at night, specially on the left bank quays in between Musée d'Orsay and Pont Alexandre III, and having a drink or a dinner in the many bars and restaurants there is great too. Information.

Don't miss Eiffel Tower illuminations
Don't miss Eiffel Tower illuminations at night

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Best bars in Paris

The warmest left bank bar

Created in 1932, La Rhumerie is dedicated to rum and West Indian specialties. West Indian rums and punches are the best in town. Its atmoshere is welcoming and exotic.

La Rhumerie is also reviving the tradition of jazz in Saint Germain-des-prés by offering jazz, swing, gypsy jazz, bop concerts every Sunday and Monday evening.

At walking distance from the better known Deux Magots and Café de Flore, La Rhumerie is one of the best left bank bars.

Locate La Rhumerie on Paris map.

166, boulevard Saint-Germain
Paris 75006 France

La Rhumerie is a welcoming left bank bar
La Rhumerie is a welcoming left bank bar

The most scenic Paris bar

Little known by parisians, the Hotel Hilton Opera bar serves delicious cocktails in a spectacular and tranquil setting.

From the outside, the hotel presents a classical facade lining a busy street adjacent to Gare Saint-Lazare. Nothing remarkable to stop the passer-by. The inside is totally unexpected. The spectacular and quiet 14 meter high Grand Salon is turned into a bar with good cocktails and service.

Built in 1889 for the Universal Exhibition, the hotel immediatly stood out as an important, refined and modern Parisian high place. Spread over 6 floors and served by 3 lifts, its 500 rooms were equipped with electricity and telephone. It is certainly a good idea to stay at the hotel as the location is quite central, near the Opéra Garnier and the department stores. Information and booking.

The hotel features a magnificent bar in Grand Salon. This luxurious 14m high masterpiece of the hotel is listed as a historical monument. It is a sophisticated place for guests to mingle, connect, sip and savour a cocktail.

108 Rue Saint Lazare
Paris 75009 France

Paris Hilton Opera bar is incredibly quiet and spacious
Paris Hilton Opera bar is a favorite

Best English bars in Paris

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 François 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.

80, rue François Miron
Paris 75004 France


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

2, place du Panthéon
Paris 75005 France

Harry's Bar

Dating back to 1911, the bar was literally dismantled from the 7th avenue of Manhattan and reassembled in Paris. The reference American bar in town. Locate Harry's Bar on Paris map.

5, rue Daunou
Paris 75002 France

Best wine bars in Paris

There are many wine bars in the city. Most restaurants serve excellent wines. We have two favorite wine bars.

O Chateau: Central location. Old house. Great choice of wines. Serves food.

68 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Paris 75001 France

L'Etiquette: intimate wine bar and shop in Ile Saint-Louis. One hour wine tastings. Organic wines.

16, rue Jean du Bellay
Paris 75004 France

We also recommend to do a wine tour from Paris in a day.

L'Etiquette has one hour wine tastings
L'Etiquette has one hour wine tastings

Best jazz club in Paris

Le Duc des 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.

12, rue des Lombards
Paris 75001 France

Best nightclub in Paris

Showcase Club

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. Locate Showcase on Paris map.

Pont Alexandre III, Berges Rive Droite
Paris 75008 France


Trendy nightclub on 1,600 square meters terrace overlooking the river. Quality programming. Open until 4am. Locate Wanderlust on Paris map.

32 Quai Austerlitz
Paris 75013 France

Best dinner cruise in Paris

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.

Dinner cruise information and booking

Paris dinner cruise
Paris dinner cruise

Best Paris cabaret shows

World famous Paris cabarets, Moulin Rouge and Crazy Horse, are icons of Paris nightlife. These cabarets have shows of very high quality. Moulin Rouge has 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: Showcase
Paris nightlife in Showcase club

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.

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