Must-see nightlife in Île-de-France

  • L'Académie de la Bière


    One of the liveliest places in Chartres of an evening is this fabulous pub. It takes its beer seriously (nine rotate on the taps, with more than 150 by…

  • L’Escalier


    On a steep corner near its namesake staircase in Chartres’ hilly old city, this deceptively large, very local spot has a wonderful terrace. Look out for…

  • Le Grand Café


    In a dress-circle position on place Napoléon Bonaparte, this true-to-its-name cafe has a huge terrace; inside it spreads over two chandeliered levels.