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...
Parc de Bercy
Built atop the site of a former wine depot, this large, well-landscaped park is a great place to break for a picnic and let the kids run...
Testament to the 13e’s ongoing creative renaissance, this very funky gallery in an unassuming backstreet showcases graffiti and street...
Bateau El Alamein
Strung with terracotta pots of flowers, this deep-purple boat has a Seine-side terrace to sit amid tulips and enjoy live bands (flyers...
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Le Batofar information
This much-loved, red-metal tugboat has a rooftop bar that’s terrific in summer, and a respected restaurant, while the club underneath provides memorable underwater acoustics between its metal walls and portholes. Le Batofar is known for its edgy, experimental music policy and live performances from 7pm, mostly electro-oriented but also incorporating hip-hop, new wave, rock, punk or jazz.
Happy hour is 5pm to 8pm. Food is served at the restaurant from noon to 2pm and 7pm to 11pm May to September (shorter hours from October to April).