With legendary live music venues, underground clubs, hot new bars and all-night sex shops, there’s never a dull moment in Paris’s former red light...
Paris by area
Explore Paris's bustling and varied neighbourhoods
Museums and galleries in the Marais
Explore the city’s buzzing artistic centre.
Les passages couverts
Glorious glass-roofed shopping galleries built in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Discover the Paris of underground ravers, ingenious squatters and urbex explorers.
101 things to do in Paris
Welcome to the definitive guide to getting the most out of Paris.
One of the most historic pieces of soil in the whole country.
Marais and Beaubourg
One of the hippest parts of the city, packed with modish hotels, vintage boutiques, restaurants and bars.
Opéra and Grands Boulevards
Night owls know this part of the Right Bank well: Grands Boulevards and Opéra are the quartiers where clubs, theatres and bars have reeled in...
République and Oberkampf
If it's a grungy night you're after, Rue Oberkampf and surrounding streets do the job nicely.
South and West Paris
Where an olde-worlde ambiance still prevails.
It’s not just about THAT tower...
Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Odéon and the Latin Quarter
More sartorial than Sartrian, these days.
Champs-Elysées and around
The best places to shop, eat, drink and sightsee.
North, East and further afield
Montmartre and Pigalle
The most unabashedly romantic part of Paris.
Canal Saint-Martin, Ourcq and Villette
The 19th-century waterway draws a trendy crowd to its shabby-chic bars and appetizing bistros.
Belleville and Ménilmontant
Once villages that provided Paris with wine and weekend escapes...
A bit of exploring yields delights...