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Your guide to the best nightclubs, live music and concerts in Paris

The best world music bars in Paris

The best world music bars in Paris

Balkan, salsa, flamenco, gypsy jazz, reggae - you name it, it's here. 

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Le Glaz’art

Le Glaz’art

4 out of 5 stars

This converted coach station is a temple of drum ‘n’ bass, jungle and dubstep, but it’s not all one note. You can shake your stuff to minimal...

Le Zénith

Le Zénith

4 out of 5 stars

State-of-the-art sound and credible bands make this the large venue of choice. Pete Doherty and the Pixies have all played here to full houses.

Le Bataclan

Le Bataclan

5 out of 5 stars

This distinctive venue, fashioned like a Chinese pagoda with a distinctive multi-coloured façade, first opened in 1864 and remains admirably discerning in its...

La Flèche d’Or

La Flèche d’Or

5 out of 5 stars

This much-loved indie and electro venue, which reopened in November 2009 after a six-month shutdown, is set in the old Charonne train station - a quirky...

La Maroquinerie

La Maroquinerie

5 out of 5 stars

La Maroquinerie's former life as a leather factory is little in evidence these days. It's now a bright café and bar in competition with La Bellevilloise, with...

New Morning

New Morning

5 out of 5 stars

Jazz fans crowd into this hip, no-frills joint to natter, drink and boogie to the consistently excellent live music. Low key it may be but it's still worth...

Salle Pleyel

Salle Pleyel

5 out of 5 stars

Home to the Orchestre de Paris and Orchestre Philharmonique Radio France, the restored concert hall looks splendid. If the improved acoustics are only...

Le Cabaret Sauvage

Le Cabaret Sauvage

5 out of 5 stars

A stylish, big top-shaped venue that's taken over by outside promoters for occasional club nights. There often used to be a world music element, but recently...

Les Voûtes

Les Voûtes

Any self-respecting Parisian keeps their distance from the soulless stretch of development that surrounds the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, with one...

Garage MU

Garage MU

For want of a 'proper' concert venue, the Mu collective puts on its monthly music nights in its very own garage, where its members saw planks of wood and...

Le Chinois

Le Chinois

4 out of 5 stars

The name of this Montreuil joint isn't an indicator of the kind of music you'll hear inside, but a reference to the Chinese restaurant that once occupied this...

Mains d’Oeuvres

Mains d’Oeuvres

4 out of 5 stars

A hub for fringe musical and performance activity just outside Paris, the Mains d'Oeuvres is a huge former leisure centre for car factory workers that provides...

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