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Things to do

The Time Out Paris hot list

Read on for our guide to the week's coolest events and most interesting venues. If you manage to tick off all ten, head back to our home page for daily updates on the best restaurants, cultural events, nightlife, and whatever else Paris manages to think up before our next Hot List is published on Monday. 

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Bars and pubs

The best outdoor bars in Paris

Spot some sunshine? Hit one of these stylish terraces.

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Things to do

Secret parks in Paris

Seek out these magical hidden green spaces in the city.

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Restaurants

The top ten Paris brunches

Location, atmosphere, gourmet smarts and menus that require two days of advance starvation.

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Music

Alternative music venues

Beautiful, unusual places to catch a gig in Paris.

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Things to do in Paris

What’s hot in Paris right now

Theatre

Biennale Internationale des Arts de la Marionnette

The 'International Puppet Festival' reminds us that dolls aren't just for children.

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Weather Festival

A three-day house and techno blowout in the Bois de Vincennes.

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Art

Villette Street Festival

Hip-hop is at the centre of this sparky young festival at the Grande Halle de la Villette. 

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Music

All upcoming gigs

Check out live rock, pop, indie, jazz and more.

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Latest reviews and previews

Restaurants

Monjul

Gourmet, affordable bistro dining at its finest and most approachable. 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Art

Sergey Ponomarev: Effondrements

Sergey Ponomarev is a war photographer, but not the sort you’d expect.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Restaurants

Martin

Buzzing new tapas bar and bistro with an emphasis on local and organic produce. 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Shopping

Tout s’arrange

Glorious den of knick-knacks and gifts, plus kids' workshops.

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Bars and pubs

Le Bâton Rouge

A characterful Louisiana-themed cocktail bar, including juicy Pork ribs and Po’boy sandwiches.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Art

Hugues Micol

One of France’s most talented (and most underrated) graphic artists.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The best of Paris

Things to do

101 things to do in Paris

The definitive guide to getting the most out of Paris, be you visiting for a weekend or two weeks.

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Restaurants

The 100 best restaurants in Paris

Everything from budget to haute cuisine, Asian to French traditional.

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Film

The 100 best French films

Actors, directors, writers, producers, critics and other industry bigwigs share their favourite ten French films.

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Restaurants

The 50 best dishes in Paris

An image of cooking and eating in Paris at its best: full of tradition and invention, talent and enthusiasm, generosity and greed.

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Shopping

The 100 best shops in Paris

100 essential boutiques that capture the sparkle of shopping in the French capital.

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