Your ultimate guide to Paris

Paris restaurants and bars, films and theatre, art, gigs, clubs, shops and more...




Latest reviews and previews

Le Fleurus

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

As the rest of the 14th arrondissement goes to bed, Le Fleurus keeps the party going till the small(ish) hours for the benefit of local students. Come the evening, residents of the Cité Universitaire flock here to grab dinner and a drink to the strains of the various rock, folk and world bands who play here almost daily. On Friday nights musical

  1. 10 boulevard Jourdan, 14e
More info

A$AP Mob

The hipsters' rappers of choice in 2012, when they burst onto the scene with A$ap Rocky's 'Purple Swag', A$ap Mob remain one of the most formidable names in rap. Operating like a glam Wu-Tang Clan, the New York collective have already put out a couple of hit solo albums, and their first group effort is on the way. Not bad for a crew whose average

  1. Le Zénith 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, 19e
  2. Wed Oct 29
Buy tickets

Suuns

The luminescent Montreal-based post-punk, pop and experi-rock outfit play from their second album, 'Images du Futur'. Echoes of the 2012 student protests in Quebec reverberate through their latest tracks, which are darker than anything they've produced before. Don't get them confused with drone metal druids Sunn O.

  1. La Gaîté Lyrique 3 bis rue Papin, 3e
  2. Wed Oct 1
Buy tickets

Miriam Cahn: Corporel/Körperlich

  • Free

The Centre Culturel Swiss exhibits the strange, ethereal works of Basel-born artist Miriam Cahn. Her unorthodox paintings, drawings and photography fizz with feminist symbology.

  1. Centre culturel suisse 32 et 38 rue des Francs-Bourgeois, 3e
  2. Until Sun Dec 14
More info

Polly Maggoo

  • Rated as: 2/5
  • Price band: 2/4

Polly Maggoo is a passable two-floor bar situated between Notre-Dame and Saint-Michel: its façade is encrusted with an Art Nouveau mosaic, its tiny terrace spills out onto the tiny pavement in front, and its happy hour (4–10pm) draws a dependable clientele of Swedish tourists and penniless students.Arthouse buffs (and there are many in the

  1. 3-5 rue du Petit Pont, 5e
More info

La Petite Chaufferie

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Sick and tired of trying to find a Parisian bar that offers good drinks, decent music and reasonable prices? So were the team behind La Petite Chaufferie. In December 2013 they took the matter into their own hands and opened up this hip new watering hole, proclaiming it to be somewhere where you can 'eat electro and listen to organic'.Stepping out

  1. 32 rue de l’Echiquier, 10e
More info

La Javelle

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4

The Quai de Javel ordinarily sees more dust than people – but with the establishment of this new bar-cum-music venue, that may be about to change. Channelling the spirit of the Belle Epoque guinguettes (essentially all-purpose nightlife hotspots), La Javelle exudes a kind of retro charm: fairy lights overhang large wooden tables, while bands

  1. Port de Javel Bas, 15e
More info

Au Quai

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Born to a family of Chinese immigrants who trade in leather, Alain isn't your quintessential French vigneron with a ruddy face and a country accent. He explains his predilection for natural and biodynamic wines (which constitute 90% of his stock) by drawing on his Buddhist faith: his vines are treated with respect and in accordance with the lunar

  1. 15 rue Alibert, 10e
More info

Tokyo-Paris music night

Ever the envelope-pushers, the team at Centquatre have teamed up with Arte to put on a night of music from France and Japan as part of the Festival Temps d'Image. Heading the bill is Jun Miyake (no relation to Issey), whose jazz-inflected experimentalism has attracted the attention of David Byrne and Grace Jones. Also performing tonight are

  1. 104 (Centquatre) 104 rue d'Aubervilliers et 5 rue Curial, 19e
  2. Sat Sep 27
Buy tickets

Laurent Grasso : Soleil double

  • Critics choice
  • Free

The French artist conjures up a mischievous exhibition, replete with optical trickery and deliberate anachronisms, at the Galerie Perrotin.

  1. Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin 76 rue de Turenne, 3e
  2. Until Fri Oct 31
More info



A weekend in Paris for...

On a budget? In search of romance? Have just 48 hours? Our tailored itineraries help get the most out of your mini-break.

Follow us

Buy the Paris for Visitors guide, the perfect partner for a weekend break

Buy the Paris for Visitors guide, the perfect partner for a weekend break