Paris: Nightlife and Clubbing in Unusual Locations

Paris (External link) is a-buzz with clubs of all shapes and sizes including some in surprising and extraordinary locations...

Le Reservoir

Le Reservoir Mary DeVivo (External link) is located in a former forge near Bastille. It has great music, original baroque decoration, a friendly ambiance, plus an excellent restaurant. Hostess Mary DeVivo invites artists from all walks of life to jam sessions (or as the French say Faire le boeuf - make beef). The annual Festival Génération Réservoir helps talented young musicians to reach a wider audience.

Le Grand Rex

The biggest cinema in Europe, Le Grand Rex is an art deco monument to the early 1930s when it was built. It attracts a million cinema goers every year. In the basement, the Rex Club (External link) has been wowing clubbers for 25 years in its cavernous dance area. They play an eclectic mix of music (especially electro) and host international DJs. A fantastic sound system and friendly atmosphere make this one of the best dance clubs in the city.

Arty Party

A concept that combines music and visual arts can be enjoyed at the Glazart club (External link) in the Villette area. Party tracks, bar with comfy chairs and a cultural vibe make this an authentic venue. From June to September La Plage Glazart (External link) is the place to go for the pop up beach with summer of love music, live concerts and food trucks.

Boathouse Rock

In the unusual location of a once abandoned boat house underneath the magnificent Pont Alexandre III, the Showcase (External link) is a club with a historic vibe. Dance until daybreak to sounds played by the best DJS and discover up-and-coming bands.