Nuit Blanche for visitors

Planning a weekend around the white night of culture? Here's where to eat, drink, shop, sleep and explore

Planning a break in Paris around Nuit Blanche? Our guides have everything from travel info to art galleries to where to get ahead with your Christmas shopping. Hungry for more? Visit our extended City Guide.

Art, Contemporary art

Nuit Blanche

A free annual dusk ‘til dawn arts festival that holds the entire city in its thrall

Music, Music venues

Quirky music venues

Looking for a change of scene? Read on for our guide to the quirkiest concert venues in Paris, from far-flung churches to converted funeral parlours Upcoming gigs Discover more alternative clubs Music festivals Rock en Seine Launched in 2003, the Rock en Seine festival in the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud park west of Paris is the city's premier annual rock festival – something like the French Glastonbury, albeit with more taste. The lineup for the 2014 edition (22, 23 and 24 August) verges on the absurd: Arctic Monkeys, Portishead, Queens of the Stone Age, Blondie and The Prodigy are but the headliners.For more information, including a full lineup, click here. Upcoming festivals WIHMini Festival For the fourth year in a row, WIHMini Festival brings together some of the biggest names on the international electro scene. The venue is new – massive Champs-Elysées club Le Zig Zag – but the range of sounds is as energising as ever. Expect house, tech house, techno, minimal and other electro-futurist hybrids, all getting the crowds moving on one of Paris's biggest dancefloors.For more details and the full programme, click here. Marvellous Island Festival On the back of the runaway success of last year's inaugural edition, Marvellous Island returns to takes over a – real! – island at the Porte Jaune in Vincennes on May 7-10. The hyperactive site includes a surreal wonderland of jungle-themed dancefloors, a chillout area next to the water, sound and light shows and food trucks. Fo


Paris's 100 best restaurants

The search for a good restaurant is never complete in a city like Paris. Our favourite spots of yesteryear close down, and snazzy new venues take their place; cuisines fall out of fashion, and new trends suddenly crop up. We've kept our fingers on the pulse, and concocted a brand-new list of the 100 best restaurants Paris for 2014. The selection is divided into ten categories to help you hone in on the kind of food you like. Our criteria weren't strict, but the restaurants that have made the cut all offer something beyond a merely good meal – whether it's originality, cosiness, value for money, or even mini waffles. It's not a definitive list, and if you feel we've missed out some top-notch places, let us know in the comments box below. But if you read on, you'll find that there's definitely enough to keep your tastebuds happy until 2015 rolls around. Bon appétit! | Bistros | | Budget | | East Asian | | French | | Haute cuisine | | Italian | | Seafood | | Small plates | | Street food | | Teatime | Read more Restaurants for kids Go for classic steak Picky eaters can’t help but love the timeless steak frites at Relais d’Entrecote where the only option is, well, steak and chips covered in the restaurant’s secret green herb sauce. The waitresses even come around with a second helping once the first round is tucked away. Get there early to avoid a lengthy queue, but relax knowing there will be no menu to translate. Quick service and no-fuss food means a hassle-free meal f

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