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Paris’ nightlife is intense and very diverse, offering options to satisfy all tastes. From high-tech dance clubs to mellow jazz haunts, there is always something to fit your mood. Trendy and popular bars abound, serving high-quality drinks with a good mix of people and music, and it is not uncommon to find live DJs. For a unique dose of vibrant local entertainment, you can't beat Paris' famous cabaret venues.Moulin Rouge - The Most Famous Cabaret in the World Celebrates its 130th Anniversary!The Moulin Rouge promises an unforgettable evening. Since 1889, the Moulin Rouge is the most famous cabaret in the world, thanks to its French Cancan and the larger-than-life shows with feathers, rhinestones and sequins. Enjoy your dinner in the French gastronomic tradition in a beautiful Belle Epoque venue, and experience the show Féerie, which you are sure to remember for years to come. An unmissable Paris experience.
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Favela ChicThis is a hot spot - literally. The atmosphere in this Brazilian bar (and restaurant) is exotic, lively and friendly. The bar is often packed with people and can get quite stifling. Luckily, the bar staff has a habit of cooling the guests off with a water hose.
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La PerleLa Perle is a favorite among “bohemian chic” Parisians as well as international stylists, artists, models and fashionistas. It is a perfect place to start your evening, or to just have a conversation over a glass of wine. Though it is often crowded, it has a homey and friendly atmosphere.
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Buddha BarThis temple-like establishment is still very popular for its ambience at the cocktail bar. Top DJ's deliver mood-setting tunes and the globally famous venue has spawned franchises all over the world.
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SilencioOpen only to members before midnight, this is certainly one of the strangest places for a night out in Paris. Cinema eccentric David Lynch has designed a place that falls somewhere between a bar, a nightclub and an art club, largely inspired by his on-screen endeavors, from Mulholland Drive to Twin Peaks. There is a private cinema, a smoking room and a set for live performances.
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Le Nouveau CasinoThis is a famous venue that keeps the party going until dawn, both in the bar downstairs and in the medium-size dance hall upstairs. But Le Nouveau Casino is most renowned as a great venue for small concerts, and that is where it really shines.
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Point EphémèrePoint Ephémère is a dynamic artistic center that puts together a rich program of expos, concerts and performances in a huge space that also includes a bar and restaurant. It is located along the trendy Canal Saint-Martin, an area colonized by young creative workers, seduced by its lazy charm.
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Rex ClubThis renowned electro club has drawn crowds since the mid-1980's. It is home to a terrific sound system with top international acts. Expect long lines at the doors, especially for Friday night events.
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TruskelAt Celtic microclub Truskel you can dance every night to the beats of indie pop, punk rock and electro pop. Regularly hosting indie concerts, and located right in the heart of the city, it is the perfect place for a slightly alternative night out.
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Le DuplexRight next to l'Arc de Triomphe, Le Duplex offers a nightclub and restaurant, as well as pool tables and bowling spread over its 3 stories. It offers various types of events, but be prepared to wait. Sometimes the queue is still going strong at 3am.
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Galway Irish Pub ParisEvery city has one, and Paris is no exception. Irish Pubs offer the same familiar and friendly atmosphere all over the world. This place also offers sports events viewings and great food and drinks.
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BatofarThis long-lived nightclub offers a musical variety you would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere, featuring hip hop, techno, rock and much more. Its location "on" the Seine river (literally) boasts an unmatched view, as well.
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VIP RoomVIP Room is exactly as glamorous and exclusive as it sounds. It is where celebrities go to mingle and to be seen. If you have ever wondered what Studio 54 would be like with a Parisian flare, this is it.
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Barrio LatinoThis club, located near the Bastille, is a great place if you want to have a few drinks and dance, but also want to end the night at a decent hour. Barrio Latino draws a very mixed crowd with its warm ambiance, and it closes at just 2 or 3am, allowing you to get to bed and make the best of the following day.
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