Colonne de Juillet
The 52m-high July Column stands in the middle of traffic-busy place de la Bastille. The unmissable green-bronze column is topped by a...
Bar des Ferrailleurs
Decorative windsurfers, bicycles, flags and various other vintage bric-a-brac form an organised state of chaos at this throbbing dive...
If you only get to one open-air street market in Paris, this one – stretching between the Bastille and Richard Lenoir metro stations –...
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Le Balajo information
A mainstay of Parisian nightlife since 1936, this ancient ballroom is devoted to salsa classes and Latino music during the week, with an R&B slant on weekends when the dance floor rocks until aube (dawn). But the best time to visit is for its old-fashioned musette (accordion music) gigs on Monday afternoon from 2pm to 7pm.