During the day Paris is a city of sights and wonder, at night it becomes the enchanting city of love for which it is best known.  The sights come alive when lit up and they take on a whole new personality.  Wandering around the famous districts as dusk becomes evening you sense a magical aura that has to be felt to be believed.

After a solid day of exploring there are some things that you just have to do at night, to truly live like a Parisian!

Skyline Bar

This is well and truly off the tourist circuit – in fact this bar is so very well hidden that there are many Parisians who don’t know about this little gem.  Located in La Defénse this little bar offers delicious cocktails while you enjoy an amazing view of Paris from its 19th floor vantage point.  An unbelievable spot, both for dates, romantic evenings or to spend some time with friends!

In summer the outdoor terrace is something very special, if you have a few nights in Paris then this is a must see!

La Moulin Rouge

DSC00484One of the institutions of Paris – this world famous cabaret show is a must do once attraction in Paris.  For the lovers of the arts and performances this is a production like no other.  For those wishing to get a little taste of French culture.  This is a spectacle unlike any other that I have seen throughout my travels in the world!

A truly remarkable show this is a great place to take that special someone for a fancier night out.  It is nice every now and then to rub shoulders with tourists and some of the French higher society.  It is a night of great fun, and great entertainment.

Get lost in Montmartre (again)

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This part of the city takes on a completely different feel during the night, artists square transforms into a world of its own!  An almost magical atmosphere takes hold over this beautiful district in Paris.  The cafés come to life with at night, they are filled with amazing and interesting people.

Walking through the streets of Montmartre is an entirely new experience to that during the day!  After you check out the buskers of an evening wander through the artists square for another time to take in the magical feel to my favourite part of Paris.

Find one of Paris’ secret bars

There are amazing bars hidden throughout Paris – one popular one is Moonshiner!  Well known for its speakeasy-style – its not easy to find – in fact it is a sigh for a pizzeria by the name of Da Vito.  This bar is loved for its cocktails as well as its fantastic fit out.

It is a secret bar worth the reward for the effort when you find it, cool cocktails and a cool crowd.

Enjoy a French Meal at a nice restaurant

Le Train Bleu is a popular restaurant with French locals, but it certainly falls on the fancier side.  Located in Paris Gare de Lyon, this is a pinnacle of French cuisine.  A gastronomical delight, with dishes to delight most tastes.  A little more expensive but undoubtedly worth the effort!

Take your pick of these delectable dishes that represent the gastronomical specialties that France is famous for.  For the adventurous try the Beef Tartare – a French delicacy.

Walk along the River Seine

Eiffel Tower by Night
Eiffel Tower by Night

Paris by night is just magical, it is a treat to be able to walk through the safe streets, or river banks along the Seine.  Enjoy the mystic beauty the city takes on after dark, head along to the Champs Elysées, enjoy the beautiful L’Arc de Triomphe.

Enjoy the beautiful shops and atmosphere that is Paris by night!  It really does take on a life of its own!

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