Posts Tagged ‘nightlife’

Top Spots for Paris Nightlife, Part I

Located in the ever-so-scandalous Pigalle, Carmen is a club notorious for an interior that looks like an abandoned 20th-century mansion.

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Top Spots for Paris Nightlife, Part II

Located beside the beautiful river Seine, this indoor-outdoor space serves as a multipurpose venue that is open during […]

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Top 5 Paris Nightlife Events in June

Electronic dance music is getting bigger and bigger all over the world each year but Paris still remains far ahead….

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Best Paris Nightclubs: Top 5 Events

Here’s our electronic dance music guide for the next few weeks in Paris. Put on your dancing shoes….

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Paris Bars: Best Spots for Happy Hour

With good reason, Paris is widely known for its charm and its cozy streets that inspire leisurely walks. It is less recognized as the bustling urban metropolis brimming with professionals that it also is. Long days in […]

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Le Comptoir Général, a bar in Paris

Coziest Paris Bars

As winter descends on Paris and the temperature falls with the rain (and even snow), it’s hard to motivate oneself to get out of the house or hotel. And once you’ve been outside, wandering the chilly streets beneath an umbrella, there’s nothing that sounds better than a nice cocktail, a fireplace and a plush couch. For these wintry days, there are cozy Paris bars for every kind of Paris girl.

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Paris Shopping: What to Wear for a Night on the Town

The nightlife in Paris is second only to New York’s, offering everything from chic cocktails to art happenings. But in the fashion capital of the world, dressing to impress when out on the town can be a daunting task. To help you with your Paris shopping, we have pulled together two ensembles […]

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Paris music: Caroline Nin performs cabaret

Paris Music: A Tribute to Piaf

No trip to Paris is complete without a night out at the theater or to a Paris music performance. Caroline Nin, a cabaret singer on the scene since the 1980s, has created a tribute to that most beloved of Parisian musical artists, the national treasure Edith Piaf, in a new bilingual performance guaranteed to delight Paris music fans, jazz lovers and Francophiles alike, in “Hymne à Piaf.”

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Paris bars: Hervé Rousseau, the owner of Flûte

Paris Bars: An Interview with Hervé Rousseau, the Owner of Flûte

What girl doesn’t love champagne? I think we can all agree that a glass of bubbly is both sexy and delicious. I had a chat with Hervé Rousseau, the owner of Flûte, a lovely champagne bar in Paris (with two locations in New York), where I got some insider info on champagne. Hervé told me his favorite Paris bars, his favorite champagne and sparkling wine picks (surprise: one is from Long Island!), and most important, his secret to making the perfect champagne cocktail.

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Cafe de la Nouvelle Mairie

Gypsy Jazz in the Quartier Latin

Monday is the new Friday at Le Piano Vache, est. 1969, especially if you’re a fan of gypsy jazz. It’s tucked away behind the Panthéon, in the 5th Arrondissement, just above the Quartier Latin, where the rue Laplace connects the rue Valette and the rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève and forms a one-block stretch of quiet. Pure and neighborhoody Paris. In the evening, humid darkness settles down into the cobbled cracks.

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’Tis the Season to Drink Champagne in Paris

The sound of popping champagne corks is synonymous with the Paris holiday season, throughout which bubbles are enjoyed among family and friends during apéros and evening meals. Paris bars are a perfect place to indulge and order une coupe de champagne to celebrate the festivities in the City of Light.

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Caroline Nin

Girl Talk with Caroline Nin, French Chanson Artist

Is French chanson dead? Not according to Caroline Nin, who is thriving and singing around the world in the French chanson tradition (think Edith Piaf). I had a chance to catch up with Caroline in between her gigs and chat about music and Paris.

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Women Expats Mix Up the Paris Cocktail Scene

The Paris cocktail craze is on the rise, and while the scene remains mostly a boys’ club, women mixologists are important and influential players in the momentum of the movement. Bringing experiences and ideas from around the globe, lady expats have made a place for themselves behind some of the buzziest bars in the city. I was able to talk to a few of the scene’s rising stars, a group of amazing expat women who served up some advice on ice for anyone looking to enjoy Paris’s nightlife.

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Cocktails at L'Etage

Secret Bars in Paris: L’Etage

As you enter through the front door of the oh-so-new-and-trendy Les Jalles, it may seem like your typical, fabulous French restaurant. But if you know to ask, the impeccably attentive waitstaff will lead you upstairs to the Prohibition-style cocktail lounge called L’Etage, the newest retro bar in Paris. Walking up the stairs, it seems as though you enter a time different from your own. A time that feels simpler and far more romantic.

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Wanderlust in Paris: A New Kind of Paris Nightlife

Right now throughout Paris, you will find flyers with the word “Wanderlust” littered throughout the streets and plastered on surfaces. For days, I could not figure out what this mysterious Wanderlust implied until I stumbled upon the answer while at an exhibition in the Cité de la Mode et du Design. Having an espresso in the museum café, I noticed a DJ setting up on the terrace outside, surrounded by an outdoor bar and hundreds of plastic lounge chairs. I realized this was Wanderlust, a new addition to Paris nightlife.

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