Thursday, April 28, 2011

Unusual Bars in Paris - Part 3: Large Venues

Pleasant and sociable, bars are great places to unwind in after a day’s work or a day of leisure. Paris is no exception to this trend, with chic or offbeat establishments that never fail to amaze. The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau has created a list of the most unusual bars in Paris.

In our previous posts we discussed Hotel Bars & Bars with a Difference. Those inclined to claustrophobia and who always go out as a group, will favor spacious venues. Today our journey takes us to the unusual Large Venue Bars:

The Crystal Lounge is one of the capital’s newest trendy venues. Installed on the premises of a former oriental cabaret, the place has been fully renovated and now boasts a modern design and atmosphere over 650 m², inspired by that of some of the finest London clubs. Chic and luxurious evenings from Thursday to Saturday are held on different themes with resident DJs, fashion evenings, etc. The venue is also available for private hire on other nights of the week for private or professional events.

Installed in a former art deco function room dating from 1923, Le Renard has retained the latter’s sumptuous volume which are shown off to great effect with Asian-style interior decoration and the play of light. This vast area which is both a restaurant and night bar offers an amazing atmosphere that mixes architectural splendor of the past with a program of contemporary music.

Le Petit Bain is another spacious venue: open in summer on a terrace along the banks of the Seine, it will from this summer onwards be housed on a huge 40-metre-long barge and will extend over 630 m². This “floating cultural space” which will serve as a bar, restaurant, concert hall and a place for art, will be able to host up to 400 people for convivial evenings.

These are great spots to include in your exploration of Paris.


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