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hot spots in paris
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hey…im going to paris for 5 nights. im probably staying on the right bank, near notre dame. need advice on good places to go to eat, fun places to go party. any advice????

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Ask your hotel staff..they usually have the best advise. they live & work there so they know better than anyone else. Guide books can be helpfull, but also misleading at times. For sights to see I use guidebooks. For advise on hot spots to party & cheap/good places to eat I use the hotel staff.

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thanks…will do!!!!!

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was in paris last spring.
had a blast everywhere we went.
some fave nights out:
buddha bar. it may be a bit predictable as it appears in every guide book but we had an absolute blast. so many people there…both locals and other travellers. met people from paris, australia, Boston, london and Spain. Very, very fun.
bastille area…name of bar was San San or something. very small cozy place but nice vibe there. we started there and then ended up at some dance place in the area.
have fun!

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Rue de Lappe in the Bastille area has many places.

Near there is Sans Sanz, the bar mentioned above. Across the street is Barrio Latino…great place…Buddha Bar is good too.

Le Quartier Latin has a bunch of fun bars as well.

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Hey there, studying abroad in Paris right now. I recomend checkin out Rue Oberkampf (its in the bastille) there are a lot of other places around there but its the "hip area" at the moment so most of them are over priced and super trendy. personally, i recomend a bottle of wine and a good friend on the banks of the seine. Thoes are my favorite nights in Paris, by far.

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Bastille is fun, Latin Quarter, the Irish Pub on Pigalle next to Moulon Rouge is great and House of Live off Champs Elyses is great(when that asshole dreaded cocksucker is not working door). There are some other good bars in that area too

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Funny every reply on where to party in Paris was by an American. I have found in all my travels the best party spots in Europe are the ones frequented by Americans. Be it Plaza Navona in Rome or Liedseplein in Amsterdam etc- we Americans like to party and can find a good one no matter where we are! Not a slight to Europeons at all- I love partying in Europe and Europeons are great people and great fun too

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Too easy.

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bring it sickboy. You all love to bash Americans- I find it amazing you would pass it up if it was "too easy"

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the Rex club was wonderful, and when I was there the first Wednesday of the month was completely free and the people were very wild and very open. it was also a nice place to find out about other underground parties going on in the city.

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I just came back from paris yesterday. We went to the Buddha Bar as well and it was undoubtedly the most beaut bar I’ve ever been to. the atmosphere is great, really chilled music, dimmed lighting with awesome candelabras. If you end up going, I recommend the Rossini. It’s a great strawberry champagne cocktail. The drinks are really expensive but it’s so worth it. The champagne cocktails are around 14 euros each. Just don’t think about it too much.
Have fun.
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thats not worth it

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It just depends on what you like to do that’s all. Some people prefer to save money in other ways so they can splurge a little when they go out. Just because it’s not worth it to some people doesn’t mean that applies to everyone.
Anyway, you can go there and order cheaper drinks if you like. Just go to see the place because the interior is great. There’s also a restaurant at the bottom but I didn’t eat there so I can’t tell you what it’s like.
hope you get to see it.
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make sure you get crepes and walk along the seine…so romantic

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mmm…nutella crepes! Sooooo good. Make sure if you want nutella, you don’t ask for chocolate. They’re good but the sauce is different. I can’t get enough of nutella. My mum would always get angry at me for eating it out of the jar with a spoon, but in my opinion, it’s one of the best ways to eat it! The europeans understand the importance of nutella and eat plenty of it! check out the giant jars they have! They’re massive!
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What is nutella? It’s put into a crepe?

Hmmm?

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It’s a hazelnut spread simliar to peanut butter in texture. It is very popular in Europe especially France and Germany from my experiences. IT really is delightful, especially with a few drinks in ya.

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Check out these websites for info about what’s happening in Paris:
www.lemonsound.com and www.radiofg.fr

If you’re into "clubbing", the Rex is great, the Queen is crowded but sheer adrenaline on some nights, the Batophare is a funky boat club and Folies Pigalles is a three-ring circus with pumping music. For a really raunchy night, be sure to check out the Banana Café, near Les Halles…

Have fun!!

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BARRIO LATINO!!!!!!
It is, hands down, the greatest club I’ve been to – totally luxe, plush velvet, great bottle service, great latin music, and amazing ambiance.
It’s right in the Bastille district, but if you’re American, try to go with someone who speaks French – the bouncers are usually fairly tough on Americans who don’t speak English, and single guys.
Le Queen, which is on the champs elysees, I believe, is another fun eurotrash choice, it’s totally over the top, and they do a great gay night.
If you’re into house at all, check out Stephane Pompignauc at Hotel
Costes – drinks are extroidinarily expensive, but I’m a house fiend, so it was worth it for me SmileBatofar, B*fly, Rex Club, Buddha Bar, and George are also great clubbing/lounging choices. I think there’s a club by tour montparnasse called redlight as well, but I ended up not getting to that one, since it’s closed all summer.

for a more laid back scene.. Concorde Atlantique is really authentic and casual, totally awesome french kids, not into pretention.
my favorite bar of all was "Le Baiser Sale" in the Marais, and if you’re into metal, there’s also a metal bar a few doors down.

if you need any other paris clubbing reccomendations, email me!! I was the club queen in paris last summer! Smile

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1. Hotel Meurice
2. Crazy Horse
3. Caviar Kaspia
4. Baccarat

These are hot spots in pairs.

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My advice would be to get a copy of luvtranslator and tell all the French girls you love Obama!