Paris blooms at night. Its magnificent monuments and buildings become even more beautiful when they’re cloaked in their evening illuminations. The already glowing Eiffel Tower bursts out in twinkling lights for the first 10 minutes of every hour. While simply walking around town can be an excellent night out, the city is also a treasure trove of rich nightlife offerings. There are bars and clubs from chic to shaggy, sublime theater and dance performances, top-class orchestras, and scores of cinemas and art-house cinemas.

While Paris isn’t a 24-hour town like some international capitals, and many neighborhoods may seem pretty quiet after sundown, there are still plenty of places to go if you are ready for a night out. So whether you’re planning to hit the most happening clubs or happy with a 3€ beer in a student bar in the Latin Quarter, we’re here to help you find your way. On this site is a biased selection of some of the better ways to spend your Parisian evening.

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