Café Charbon

Bar in Le Marais, Ménilmontant & Belleville

Canopied by a gold-stencilled navy-blue awning, Charbon was the first of the hip bars to catch on in Ménilmontant and it remains one of the best. It’s always crowded and worth heading to for the belle époque decor (high ceilings, chandeliers and leather booths) and sociable atmosphere. Happy hour is 5pm to 8pm; DJs and musicians play Friday and Saturday.