La Dame de Canton
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
With four glass towers shaped like half-open books, the 1995-opened National Library of France was one of President Mitterand’s most...
Piscine Joséphine Baker
Floating on the Seine, this striking swimming pool is style indeed (named after the sensual 1920s American singer, what else could it...
Maison du Jardinage
The Parc de Bercy, which links the Palais Omnisports with Bercy Village, is a particularly attractive, 13.5-hectare public garden. The...
Peniche El Alamein
Strung with terracotta pots of flowers, this deep-purple boat is a lovely spot on the Seine to sip away summer evenings. Sit amid tulips...
Split across two floors, this Seine-side eating space with neon lighting and glass windows is 100% bio . Snacks, salads and bowls of...
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Lonely Planet review
This floating boîte (club) aboard a three-masted Chinese junk with a couple of world voyages under its belt bobs beneath the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Concerts range from pop and indie to electro, hip-hop, reggae and rock; afterwards DJs keep the young crowd moving. There’s also a popular restaurant and bar.