One night in Paris
When planning an evening out in Paris, it is more important to decide where to go than what to do. The Champs Élysées and Trocadero areas are full of tourists and overpriced nightspots, but if wishing to impress, may be worth considering.
During the night, Pigalle is the seedy sex centre of the city but home to some good music venues and the Moulin Rouge cabaret, where the cancan is still performed. Montmartre is heaving in summer but the views over Paris from Sacré-Coeur are unbeatable.
Bastille is buzzing with bars and clubs but is a bit too hectic for some. The best area for an evening's cafe-hopping is the Marais district, (also the centre of the gay scene), closely followed by the increasingly fashionable Oberkampf, which suits a younger crowd.
One night at the Opera
Paris is an opera city, so it should come as no surprise that getting tickets to the two main venues, the Opera de la Bastille and Garnier, can be difficult on short notice. It's a good idea to plan ahead.
Get a list of night performances , tel: 08 36 69 78 68
One night at the Casino
Casino Lucien Barriere : France's largest casino, with elegant decor, table games and slots. Daily until 4am. Jacket and tie for men mandatory.
3 avenue de Ceinture Enghien les Bains , tel: +33 1 39 34 12 91
One night in a stripper
The first table dancing show in Paris and where everyone goes after all the other clubs are closed.
49-51 rue de Ponthieu Paris 8. + 33 1 58 36 19 20
Metro: Franklin Rossevelt. 25 € includes one drink.
Restaurants open all night long
Au Pied de Cochon
6 rue Coquillière Paris 1, Tel: + 33 1 40 13 77 00, Metro: Les Halles.
A la Cloche d'Or
3 rue Mansart Paris 9, Tel: + 33 1 48 74 48 88, Metro Blanche.
Le Grand Café
4 bd des Capucines Paris 9, Tel: + 33 1 43 12 19 00, Metro: Opera.
113 rue St Lazare Paris 8, Tel: + 33 1 43 87 50 22, Metro: St Lazare.
Cabaret - Bars and Clubs - Night life Districts - Night transportation