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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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Blank Utopia

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Ambitious club promoters Die Nacht have already treated Parisians to raves inside airports and abandoned swimming pools. Under their new moniker Blank, they're setting their sights even higher: an epic Hollywood-themed outing in none other than the

  1. Sat Apr 19
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Henri Cartier-Bresson

  • Rated as: 4/5
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Look back on the 20th century through the lens of Henri Cartier-Bresson, and it's all there: the jazz age of the 1920s, colonial Africa, the Spanish civil war, developing human rights, capitalist expansion, two world wars, Ghandi's funeral,

  1. The Centre Pompidou Rue Saint-Martin, 4e
  2. Wed Feb 12 - Mon Jun 9
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Rose Bakery

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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This English-themed café run by a Franco-British couple stands out for the quality of its ingredients – organic or from small producers – as well as the too-good-to-be-true puddings: carrot cake, sticky toffee pudding and, in winter, a

  1. 46 rue des Martyrs, 9e
  2. Main courses €14,50-€17
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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

La Coulée verte (promenade plantée)

In 1969, the steam engines on avenue Daumesnil’s viaduct whistled their last and the train-line between Bastille and Vincennes closed forever. While the Bastille station was eventually replaced by today’s Opera house, the viaduct was converted

  1. Avenue Daumesnil, 12e
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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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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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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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Tuck Shop

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
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There’s an old bicycle parked casually out the front, plants climbing up the walls and a menu board brimming with pleasures. Inside, it's full of charming bric-a-brac; reclaimed, reupholstered and mismatched furniture books and posters – the

  1. 13 rue Lucien Sampaix, 10e
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