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Bar le Perchoir

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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An enormously popular new bar in Menilmontant, opened on a huge rooftop with a 360 degree view of the capital. Despite ‘speakeasy’ pretentions (the street entrance is unmarked), the place is becoming a victim of its own success, with queues out

  1. 14 rue Crespin du Gast, 11e
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Le Zéro Zéro

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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best bars in Paris" width="" height="" border="" />This is one of Time Out's 100 best bars in Paris. Click here to see the full list. The human body really packs down: if you don’t believe us, just check out Zéro Zéro of a weekend. It’s a

  1. 89 rue Amelot, 11e
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Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen

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Covering seven hectares, 3,000 traders and up to 180,000 visitors each weekend, the Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen is generally thought to be the biggest flea market in the world. If this conjures up images of a sprawling field filled with broken bed

  1. Avenue de la Porte de Clignancourt, 18e
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Lao Siam

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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This restaurant hasn't just opened or been renovated. It's not a Parisian gem hidden in some obscure location off the beaten track. No, this is a restaurant that is an indispensable addition to your address book, that many of you will know already,

  1. 49 rue de Belleville, 19e
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Comptoir Général

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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best bars in Paris" width="" height="" border="" />This is one of Time Out's 100 best bars in Paris. Click here to see the full list. Eclectic, easy-going venues like this are more common in Barcelona than in Paris, but here in an old 600

  1. 80 quai de Jemmapes, 10e
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La Cordonnerie

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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This is one of Time Out's 100 best bars in Paris. Click here to see the full list. Loitering as it does in the shadows of peep shows and sex shops, for many years this little dive was merely the refuge of locals in search of pleasures less carnal

  1. 28 rue Greneta, 2e
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Experimental Cocktail Club

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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best bars in Paris" width="" height="" border="" />This is one of Time Out's 100 best bars in Paris. Click here to see the full list. You can kiss the bog standard bar scene’s endless stream of mojitos and caipirinhas goodbye. After the

  1. 37 rue Saint-Sauveur, 2e
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Charlie

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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Two euros don't get you far in the capital: they'll stretch to the cheapest sandwich in Franprix, or one métro trip plus a couple of carambars, but no further. Unless you're hanging out at Charlie, whose owner Charlotte has struck upon the novel

  1. 29 rue de Cotte, 12e
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Moonshiner

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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Strangely, few Parisian bars have had the same idea as Moonshiner. The concept is simple and has been popular for a long time in London, New York and Berlin: the secret. Behind a telephone box, underneath a kebab shop or on the other side of Smeg

Le ZigZag Café

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 1/4

In the heart of the no bar's land that is the 15th arrondissement, the ZigZag Café stands anomalously, its inviting terrace beckoning to the untrendy local crowd. What the bar lacks in setting it makes up for with affability: a crew of smiling

  1. 58 boulevard de Garibaldi, 15e
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Philippe Ramette at Galeries Lafayette

See the legendary store with new eyes during a gravity-defying installation under the famous dome, August 14-30

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