Complete Guide: Make The Best Out Of Your Night in Paris

Complete Guide: Make The Best Out Of Your Night in Paris

I am going to enjoy life in Paris I know. It is so human and there is something noble in the city… It is a real city, old and fine and life plays in it for everybody to see. -Katherine Mansfield

If you have seen Midnight in Paris, you will know that there are countless opportunities to immerse yourself in Parisian night life. Here is a guide to help you find your way around so that you do not end up in some dingy bar ,and not drinking the best beer or wine available.

To start the night, here are some places that you can dine at:

1. Le Bar Long

Le Bar Long, a grand hotel bar designed by Philippe Starck that got the title of ‘artistic hotel’. Also, like its name suggests, the interior is very artsy, with a long illuminated table situated in the middle of the bar for you to sit at and sip on cocktails whilst looking out for a Parisian or Parisienne to spend the evening with.


2.  Le Café Marly

The Café Marly is another grand and slightly expensive restaurant, but it is worth paying for and that is why it features on this list. Located next to the iconic Louvre glass pyramid, in the courtyard. The cafe is designed by Olivier Gagnère and Yves Taralon, it embodies a flamboyant mixture of Napoleon III, rococo gilt, and contemporary design. A perfect place to sip on wine and taste some of the French classics on their food menu. Top Tip: In the evening, models, designers and professionals come to taste the food and wine, so it's a great excuse for you dress up to the nines!

3. Candelaria (Looking For Tacos? the answer is always yes)

This next restaurant is located in a narrow street, hidden away from all the hustle and bustle. At first glance, you would think that Candelaria is just like any other fast food joint. But you would be delighted to know that Candelaria offers so much more than that. A door located at the rear end of the restaurant will lead you to a new universe. A stone-walled, evening cocktail bar with soft lighting at the back that provides character to the space and some of the best Mexican cocktails and food in Paris.

If you are looking for something more homely and personal, you could also join a local in their home through a social dining platform. With the idea of venturing out into the night already, why don’t you venture into something new like dining with a local! It will definitely give your Paris trip a nice twist.

Now, it is time to have some fun ~


4. Le Panic Room

As seen on their website, "Le Panic Room is your friend, he loves you already”. One of the key nightlife spots in Paris, The Panic Room has some of the most unusual interior, lending its walls to artists, the decorations are often changed from time to time. The latest and most hip DJs, producers and musicians go to the club and play. Sign up for the guest list on their Facebook and it will be a free entry for you 🙂

5. Les Souffleurs

Les Souffleurs, is a Berlin-inspired gay bar and club, with fabulously styled bartenders and classy interiors. At night, it is a place that is crowded with people and Djs playing the top hit remixes. From time to time they will showcase concerts, after shows and performances instead.  A good time to hit the club would be from 6 to 9pm to get some pre drinks as the prices are set a lot lower then!

6. Concrete

What do you get when you mix a club with the motto ‘all day parties’ (the DJ only stops spinning at 7am in the morning) and a group of tourists who really just want to have fun in Paris? A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!

7. Bus Palladium

Bus Palladium an up and coming dance club in the heart of Pigalle that spins a range of genres. From disco to rap to funk music, Bus Palladium is a great place to go to shake it off on the dance floor or people-watch!

8.White Room

If you are looking for a more classy dance club, you can head to the White room, located at the top of the Theatre de Champs-Elysées, where the Maison Blanche Restaurant is situated. When it hits midnight, all the chairs and tables are cleared and the now spacious two-storey restaurant becomes a nightclub. Only downside is that it only opens on Saturday evenings but if you are in Paris on a Saturday definitely head there to check it out! The White room has an outdoor terrace with one of the most breathtaking views of the city, including the Eiffel tower and river seine in the background. It's a club you shouldn't miss out on.

9. Badaboum

A twist on modern-day dance clubs where throngs of people congregate in one room, the Badaboum has several rooms each with its own unique style and atmosphere. Walk upstairs and you will get a vintage-looking apartment, complete with the bed set; hang by the cocktail bar; head to the dance floor illuminated by neon lights to each beat of the music.

10. Faust

A new club that opened situated along the river seine. Just like the White Room, it also has a terrace overlooking the river seine and the Eiffel tower in he background. You and your friends could come earlier for some pre-drinks and then enter the tunnel where DJs such as Mykki Blanco performed! It will be a night of pure fist-pumping and bodies grinding against one another.

They always say go big or go home, right? If you do not head down to either one of these clubs during your stay in Paris, it would definitely be a shame. If you have any clubs that you have been to and loved, please leave a comment below! We would love to hear about it! 😉

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Treat Yourself Right This Summer: All the Must See and Must Do’s

Treat Yourself Right This Summer: All the Must See and Must Do's

As spring and summer approaches Paris, here are a few things that I would like to do – Engage in some Al Fresco brunches, hang out by the canal, try some of the best ice creams in town, watch some performance art and maybe indulge in some the film festival and concert life.

If you are into any of that, here are some of the places you can go to get a taste of that summer lovin’

La Bellevilloise

Imagine a huge warehouse, air-conditoned, the roof is transparent so the light comes pouring in at any time of the day and huge trees planted around the warehouse that look like young oak trees with its leaves hanging over. The scent of the trees and flowers fill the warehouse. In addition, the sweet savoury smell of food cooking in the kitchen and conversations from tables flying all around you, make this a unique place to hang out at. The la belle villoise, used to be a building the houses the capitals first workers but have now turned into a bar, restaurant, club, exhibition space and a place to host regular film and music festivals at the top level. Food, service, atmosphere and people, La belle villoise gets it right all the time.

Marche des Engants Rouges

Marche des Engants Rouges was built in 1615, named after an orphanage that used to occupy the site. One of Paris oldest covered market hidden away from the public eye behind an inconspicuous green metal gate. A maze of food stalls that is ready to impress you with the wide range of food choices available. From Italian, Lebanese, African, Japanese and other stalls. It is definitely one of Paris more atmospheric food markets that you should definitely visit!

Chez Casimir

I am sure you have at least been to a restaurant that have served you quite a generous serving before but Chez Casimir takes it to the next level. 
Non-stop food being served from 10am to 7pm. Watch as your plate fills up with their exceptional country bread, seafood, boudin, smoked salmon, salads, omelettes, beef bourguignon and so much other hearty foods! You will be spoiled for choice.

Bob’s Bake shop

This is one shop where you will see crowds drawing near from far and why? Made freshly and on the spot NewYork-styled bagels that are available in flavours such as poppyseed, onion and pumpernickel (and who else knows what other funny flavours) that taste absolutely sublime. Eat these Bagels in whatever way you like together with their equally as good coffee too!

Festival Silhouette

A festival organised since 2002, showcasing short films from late august to early september in the outdoors. This festival aims to recreate the feeling of long summer days – showing over 100 films of all different types of generes. Alongside these films, there will also be live music concerts, video installations and exhibitions.

Cinéma en Plein Air à La Villette 2015

Cinema en Plein Air a La Villette is a amazingly popular free open air cinema festival that usually airs in Parc de La villette. This festival showcases classical films to the best releases in recent years. (some of the directors of the films include Kubrick, Hitchcock, Tati, Godard, Cukor, Wilder and Hayao Miyazaki). A perfect festival to relax and sip some wine under the stars as some of the best classics play on.

Paris Plages 

If I could sum up Paris in the summer with one event, it would be the Paris Plages (Paris Beach). Available at the right banks of the seine river where you can sun tan and relax on sun chairs covered in sand, the large square facing Hotel de Ville where beach activities take place and Bassin de la Villette where all the water activities are located.

Some of the activities include art galleries, dance floors for you to dance, tai-chi lessons, beach volley, basketball, rugby, pedal boats, electric boats and so much more that you can explore. This is one of the best ways to discover beautiful summer laid-back Paris.

La Petite Ceinture

This summer if you are looking for little adventure and a photo expedition, La petite Ceinture is the place you should go and visit. This place was a former Parisian railway that connected the Paris main railway that has been abandoned since 1934. Bring a torch light to explore its grimy industrial charms.
Once at the Ceinture, the urban bustle fades away replaced by graffiti and dense undergrowth. There are three officially open sections and venturing beyond that is technically illegal but that doesn't stop many from entering the rest. There are several entry points that are not policed and you can google them to find out how to get there.

Note: Known for petty crime, you shouldn't venture out alone or in the night, always bring a torch so that you can venture into the pitch-black tunnels and last but not least, wear shorts or pants as you will be required to climb over fenses and high platforms to explore the place 😉

leave a comment in the section below if you explored the place and share your pictures with us! We would love to see them!

La Fête Foraine des Tuileries

An annual traditional funfair where children and adults can come together to enjoy for a 2 month period. There will be a total of 80 different attractions ranging from bumper cars, trampolines, rock climbing, giant slides, zip wires, ghost rides to Merry-go-rounds dating from 1900 and a modern carousell that will swing you into he air at a speed of 140km/h. If you are hungry you can seek a quick sugar rush at the many stalls there serving crepes, beignets, churros, ice cream and of course a funfair must have, candy floss.

Know of any other cool places and things you could do in the summer? Leave a comment in the section below! We would love to hear from you.

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Travelling in Paris With Kids? Do More – Here’s how

Travelling in Paris With Kids? Do More - Here's how

Paris is known for being a city of romance, culture, literature, but not always as a child-friendly one. However, after some research, we have found a few places that your kids will love! Have a hassle-free trip and let the attractions be the nanny for the day!

1. Teach your kids important life skills: Cooking!

Take your kids alongs to a french cooking class in Paris. It's an off-the-beath-path experience for all the family where you get to enjoy fresh, local French delicacies made by your own hands! And who knows, perhaps your little ones will open their own michelin star restaurants one day! 

2. Palais de la Decouverte 
Palais de la Decouverte is a science museum that opens daily, except Monday. Established in 1937 during an international exhibition, and since then the French government has expanded it into a 25,000 square metre museum, containing exhibits for mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology, featuring experiments with commentaries by lecturers. There are countless of interactive instalments that will amaze both you and your kids. From colour paint splattering on a spherical wall to neon shadows, it's an opportunity for fun learning that has to be seized! 

2. Disneyland Paris 
Now what would this list be worth if we didn't mention Disneyland? This is a destination that does not require any form of persuasion. A dream wonderland for all children, and even some teenagers…

3. Fat Tire Paris 
This is an activity that I will highly recommend for you and your family.
Started out in 1999, Fat Tire Paris has reinvented ways to tour the city. Fun, easy and stress-free. It allows you to stop worrying about how to get from one attraction to the other. Fat Tire Paris offers fascinating stories, countless photo opportunities and much more. 

4. Paris by mouth food tours 
Paris by mouth is a ‘definitive blog on the city's food and wine scene’ (Huffington post). Tours are lead by English-speaking food & wine professionals who have a strong passion for food in Paris. Paris by mouth focuses on personalization, hence tours are handled in small groups so that it is also easy for you to manage your children and not get easily lost. 

5. Natural History Museum 
The Natural History Museum, one that is similar to the one seen in Night in the museum. With huge exoskeletons of dinosaurs, blue whales and other wonders from noah’s ark, it will be a great day to immerse yourself in history and go crazy with the instalments. 

6. Pompidou centre
The Pompidou centre is a building that was designed with modern architecture, seemingly promoting a very fun environment through the use of rack-like levels and a long travelator connecting one level to another on the outside, shaped like a tube. Housing the Public Information library,  also known as the Bibliotheque publique d’information, the Musée National d’Art Moderne is also the largest museum of modern art in Europe. With the countless amounts of opportunities available for you to experience, you and your family will never be bored! 

7. Shakespeare & Company bookstore
The Shakespeare and Company bookstore is a boutique bookstore where you can bring your family to visit, pick out some books to buy and just bask in the genuinity of the store and how they pay so much attention to the little details. There are storytelling sessions available for your children as well as customization of books where you can add a spray of scent, a poem, a picture and lots more. Spend your time here after your lunch or dinner to slowly sieve through the books and find some hidden gems. 

8. Jardin du Luxembourg 
The Jardin du Luxembourg is known to many as a beautiful park with a great playground for children, a fountain pond for sailing boats, a marionette theater with puppet shows where your children can sit around and have a good laugh and an old fashioned carousel that even you as adults can sit on and enjoy. This is a garden where you can discover what it feels like to be a child growing up in Paris 

9.Parc de la Villette 
Another thing Paris is known for is its large parks, where you will often witness locals with their colourful picnic mats and sun hats. Parc de la Villette is the third-largest park in Paris whose design was picked out of 450 proposals and made in such a way as to to cultivate a wandering heart and sense of adventure to discover all the different sites at the park. Some features include the largest science museum in Europe, IMAX theatre, a concert arena, an outdoor cinema theatre where annual film festivals are held and much more! Go explore for yourself to find out more 😉

10. The Jardin d'Acclimatation
A 20-hectare children’s amusement park with museums for you to explore! An attraction not to miss out on with your family. 


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A Parisian Affair with Wine: The Best Wine Bars in Paris

A Parisian Affair with Wine: The Best Wine Bars in Paris

When you think of Paris, you think of the City of love, fashion, literature and producer of the world’s finest wines. To find out how France become one of the world's largest producer of wines, we would have to go back to over 2600 years. The Romans came to know aobut viticulture and wanted to spread it throughout the country. It has since then become well known in regions such as Champagne, Burgundy, Loire Valley. With years of experience, France have become a master of the field. Producing wines such as Chardonnay, Château Barreyres and much more. Wine bars in France provide the perfect bridge between the rich history, culture and social significance to Parisians everyday life.There are countless wine bars in Paris that offer you the opportunity to get to try some of these amazing wines from red, white to champagne without having to pay for the whole bottle and at the same time be able to try a whole range of other wines prepared by wine enthusiasts and experts. 

They say one of life's simple pleasures is drinking good wine paired with good food in good company. 


Tours de Cuisine – La Cave à Vincent

Head over to the buzzing 11th district for a mesmirising wine tasting session in Paris. Not only do you get to sample the best wines in France, but you will come away a conoisseur- learning how to pair wine with different dishes. there's certainly more to it than just red or white! 

Willi’s Wine Bar 

This French-themed bar is run by a man named Mark Williamson, who opened it in the 1980s. He has cultivated a culture around food and wine. In the words of The Guardian ‘Mark Williams, […] has probably had a bigger influence on what Parisians drink today than almost anyone else.'  The food is cooked to perfection and the man behind the counter, sometimes Mark himself, will be there to offer you the best wine pairings with your food. The atmosphere, food, and wine is absolutely sublime. Wine tasting and vegetarian options are also available. 

l'Ecluse Grands Augustins

In the heart of historical Paris, near Notre Dame and the Place St Michel, you will see a wine bar with a royal blue canapy. L'Ecluse is known for serving absolutely divine Bordeaux wine, so if you would like to try some come on down! Order some food along with the server's recommendation of wine for that day and sit on the terrace that offers an amazing view of the Notre Dame. 

Le Baron Rouge 

Le Baron Rouge is a bar where all the locals after working hours flock to. Why you might ask? This wine bar is a place where you can quench your thirst with good quality vintage wine. The walls are covered in bottles and barrels from top to bottom to mark the bar as a space devoted to the glory of wine. However, this makes it difficult to move about in the bar, which is why all these blue-collar Parisians stand outside of the bar. 

Verjus Wine Bar 

Braden Perkins and Laura Adrian the owners of Verjus, initially started out as a highly-regarded dinner place called the Hidden Kitchen. Known for their bold, elegant, a la mode American cooking that has been the talk of the town for several years and hasn't died down yet. They later expanded in the year 2012, and have included a charming wine bar that is both cosy and stylish, located just beneath the restaurant. Verjus offers an updated monthly menu, so be prepared to be wowed every time you visit. From scandinavian-inspired trout to tender ink duck breast with rich crisp golden skin, everything tastes absolutely sublime… not to mention the wine that they serve which is absolutely divine.


Albion is a wine bar that has an underground wine cellar and geometric wooden wine racks that line the walls of the restaurant. Albion’s menu changes weekly and is paired with a weekly list of wines to choose from, starting at as little as €4 a glass. Starting off with Russian-inspired salads to mains such as the cod fillet accompanied with chard, apples, walnuts and spiced chutney.

If you have been to any other wine bars and believe they are one of the best in Paris, leave a comment below! We would love to hear about it! 

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