When the sun goes down, the city of lights begins to shine, it is time for the millennials to go out. The nightlife culture has come alive in the past decade and the club culture has emerged out. In France, all the tourist places close by evening and so do most of the stores. It is then that you can shed the image of the tourist and blend in with the locals. There is a selection of pubs, bars and eateries open at night. Nights in Paris are wonderful as there is comparatively less crowd on the streets and you can appreciate the beautiful architecture of the city with the narrow streets and riverfront.
While it is fun to get lost in Paris and discover places that you might not otherwise, it can be an adventure taken too far in the night if you do not know what you are doing. Also, having a good reference point is very important. A night in Paris can be as fantastic as the day, the there are few destinations that you cannot miss.
While there are plenty to places to explore at night in Paris, the Oberkampf street is the one to check out for. This street has been renowned for its nightlife in Paris since the 90s and it still remains a favorite for the nocturnals. It features cafes like Cafe Charbon, old style hipster cafe; Au Chat Noir, a cool to hang out with friends in the night and the Nouveau Casino is famous for its concerts. Do not miss les Pirateswhich serves cheap cocktails by the pint and the Panic Room which has mirror walls and allows outside food that you bring along, pretty comfy huh!
Another district that will brighten up your nights in Paris is the Menilmontant and Gambetta district. The nightlife here is relatively free of tourist traps and a selection of trendy places. La Bellevilloise is a bar, club and exhibition place, events take place on the first level while club and bar below feature a retro 80s night. L’International is a two floored bar that offers free entry and promotes new and upcoming bands. It’s great for having a great night in Paris on a budget. Also Sanit-Sauveur is a punk biker that offers cheap drinks and great music. Great for young students.
Music concerts in Paris is an all year round thing as Parisians are big time music lovers. With the summer season on and the holidays incoming, there are quite a few concerts in Paris that will get your tune up. Apart from the events that take places in the clubs regularly, there are a few mentionable concerts in Paris for the month of July, this list makes note of the cream events of the month. However, I would like to add the FNAC live free event that will take place along the river Seine in the third week of July.
Hunger pangs in the middle of the night is troublesome, but it can turn out to be an amazing experience spending a night in Paris dining out. It is unusual for French restaurants to remain open late in the night, but with the tourist wave in coming and the nightlife in Paris getting better, there are a few places that will delight you.
Mama Shelter is a chic place designed by Philippe Starck and run by celebrity French chefs, it is expensive yes, but it offers the crème de la crème of French dining experience.
Le Poule au Pot is a place that take you back by two to three generations, retro style architect and traditional French cuisine will lift your spirit and liven up your night in Paris. The specialty of the restaurant is its name poule au pot, roast chicken with veggies.
Chez Denise is another lovely restaurant that gives you the feel of an authentic bistro. It gives hearty portions and would be a favorite of the foodies. Expect places to be full until the last hour which is 5am!!
If you are in the mood to spend your night in Paris where you are not up to the drinking and not feeling like trying the sinful French desserts, you can try to discover the dark secrets of Paris, As beautiful as it is during the day, it has had its own shares of mysteries and horrors. What better to know them than from someone who has stayed in Paris their own life. Check out these walking tours that can take you on a thrilling journey.
If you are the classical kind of a person who has taste in the classical music, or the concerts in Paris do not feature your favourite band, there is always the Opera with the touch of drama. For one who has bought along the most fashionable attires and would love to show them off, try visiting the Opera of Paris that is historic, beautiful and just epic in every way!!
History lovers don’t always have to rush to museums before 6pm. There are a few museums that cater to the late risers and stay open until late. This list will help you how to plan your history tour and add some culture to your nights in Paris. Most of it is free for young people under 26 years of age and students. The clubs and bars are more or less empty and the only people during the weekdays are the tourists. Though it doesn’t stop many people but it might be good to try these places so as to keep your weekend nights in Paris for the parties.
Right from Friday night to Sunday night, the clubs are packed to the bottom and the nightlife in Paris is at its peak. During this period, it is really not advisable to miss going to a club. Most of it is filled with students and tourists. There are some clubs that are worth mentioning here.
La Machine du Moulin Rouge is a club that is formed off the boiler of the Moulin Rouge. The interiors are all reset to Alice in Wonderland theme and it’s a perfect sopt to experience the hippie Parisians to a electro night in Paris.
Chez Moune is a club in Paris that will make you interested straight off the bat, its free. It has a retro 1930s décor and has electro rock music. Most people here stay upto the morning here.
Batofar is floating club, it is a club in Paris that has kept the crowds pouring in over the years, it has music ranging from hip hop, rock and techno. Also, it has a killer view of the Seine. Ideal spot to experience nightlife in Paris.
Flute l’etoile is a champagne bar, what better to do at a night in Paris than head here to have champagne based cocktails. Tasting itself will take you to the stars. Must visit for wine lovers.
Needless to say, it is a city that does not sleep and has a nightlife like no other and for someone who is in Paris for a short while and wants to make the most of each minute, these are the things that will not let a single moment of your day get ordinary. Wish you the happiest and craziest nights in Paris.