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City Center Nightlife (Self Guided), Paris

A haven for the arts in Europe, with its influence felt worldwide, Paris boasts a steady stream of visitors to its fine city. After dark, guests to the City of Light can enjoy a multitude of great nightlife establishments that is sure to appeal to anyone looking for a hot night on the town. Whether its live DJs spinning intense electronic beats or a live acoustic jazz band you’re looking for Paris has it all. Take this City Center Nightlife Tour and explore the heart of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th arrondissements at night.
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City Center Nightlife Map

Guide Name: City Center Nightlife
Guide Location: France » Paris (See other walking tours in Paris)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
Author: Xena
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Kong
  • VIP Room
  • Les Chandelles
  • Silencio Club
  • Rex
  • Andy Wahloo
  • La Perle
  • 3W Kafe
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Kong

1) Kong

A quirky yet sophisticated Paris nightspot, Kong is a manga-inspired cocktail lounge and restaurant. Mixing old world designs, like the Louis XVI barstools and tufted sofas, and modern Japanese graffiti art, distinctive design elements include a variety of Hello Kitty items sprinkled throughout the space, eye-catching art prints on the walls, and video screens playing anime. The top level features a unique glass dome design that allows for a panoramic view of the surrounding area, including the Seine, Pont Neuf, and other great examples of historic Parisian architecture. Entertainment is innovatively implemented by a special system that allows guests to vote on the musical style that will be played for the evening.

Operation Hours: Daily: 11 am — 3 pm; 5 pm - late
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VIP Room

2) VIP Room

As the name suggests, the VIP Room caters to an elite crowd of party goers that typically includes celebrities who are in Paris and want to let loose for the evening. Located across from the Louvre, this trendy bar attracts some of the trendiest jetsetters in the city for a night of dancing to hot top 40, R and B, and other great dance favorites. A rotating stage with go-go dancers adds an extravagant element to the evening’s entertainment. The VIP Room has a strict door policy and guests are encouraged to dress up in order to gain entry. Booking a reservation with the restaurant located upstairs is a good way to ensure a spot downstairs later on when the party heats up on the dance floor.

Operation Hours: Thursday – Saturday: 12 am – 7 am
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Les Chandelles

3) Les Chandelles

A naughty little secret where guests can really let their inhibitions go, Les Chandelles, or Candles, is a sultry swinger’s club with a highly exclusive door policy. Potential guests to this bar are encouraged to dress smart in order to get past the door men, but once inside guests are treated to a sexy, hip vibe with retro furnishings and candles scattered throughout the low lit space. Its restaurant serves great French food, including a full menu of caviar. Native lounge music emanates from the club portion of Les Chandelles, where some guests can be found showing off their moves, though the real action takes place in the cozy lounging area with bed-like furniture to relax on and get to someone over champagne or a cocktail. Several events are held regularly throughout the week, check the website for more details.

Operation Hours: opening time: 11 pm
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Silencio Club

4) Silencio Club

An ultra-stylish nightclub designed by notable cult filmmaker David Lynch, Silencio Club is located in the Grands Boulevards district of Paris. This semi-private club is named after the club in Lynch’s surreal film noir Mulholland Drive, was designed by the filmmaker himself after the fictional club as well. Early evenings are reserved for members only, where creative people can discuss topics related to their craft, but after midnight Silencio Club opens to the public where guests can lounge in the retro mid-century décor with expertly-crafted original cocktails. This unique club features a screening room for viewing independent films, a moody dance floor that heats up late nights, and an indoor smoking forest also designed by Lynch.

Operation Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 6 pm – 6 am
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Rex

5) Rex

The absolute place to go for the hottest electronic beats and a party that goes on until dawn, Le Rex is located on Grands Boulevards in Paris. This high energy nightclub has one of the city’s best sound and lighting systems, for a real concert feel to the live DJ sets. Entertainment includes a heavy and funky blend of hip hop, house, and techno. The dance floor and stage area are flanked by two full service bars and a few tables are arranged for guests to relax in between sets. A popular club attracting some of France’s best DJs, Le Rex can get quite crowded though its VIP service is a good way to ensure a place to sit as well as some great bottle service.

Operation Hours: Monday - Wednesday, Sunday: closed; Thursday: 11.30 pm — 7 am; Friday - Saturday: 11.55 pm — 7 am
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Andy Wahloo

6) Andy Wahloo

A snazzy little hangout inspired by retro Moroccan design, Andy Wahloo is a good complement to its nearby trendy restaurants, and a great place to meet up with friends before a hot night of clubbing. Andy Wahloo’s interior includes mustard yellow walls, cushions on the floor for relaxing and enjoying Moroccan fare and well-crafted cocktails, as well as household items scattered throughout the space adding a kitsch vibe to this hip bar. A lovely courtyard lined with trees accommodates guests who smoke. Evenings heat up when live DJs spin a great mix of rock, pop, indie, world music, and an assortment of eclectic electronic beats.

Operation Hours: Tuesday — Saturday: 7 pm — 1.45 am
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La Perle

7) La Perle

A happening little spot in the Marais district of Paris, La Perle appears at first glance to be a non-descript dive bar. Inside, fashionistas, models, and a trendy crowd of artists and hipsters gather for an evening of tempting appetizers, including a variety of cheeses and other light French fare, and reasonably-priced drinks, including a decent wine list. Cafe seating facing the street is a popular place to hang out in the early evening, and the inside décor of the bar is decidedly understated and hip. DJs usually entertain the crowd later on in the evening with a good mix of danceable electro-pop for guests to get down to.

Operation Hours: Monday — Friday: 6 pm — 2 am; Saturday — Sunday: 8 pm — 2 am
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3W Kafe

8) 3W Kafe

3W Kafe is the best known lesbian bar in this part of Paris. Here, you can either sip a drink or come to dance on weekends, as there is a great dancefloor downstairs with good DJ's mixing excellent music. Note men are also admitted and every month theme evenings are organized for them. The club is open Tuesday to Sunday from 5PM until dawn.

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