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The Perfect Paris at Night Itinerary

The illuminated landmarks of Paris are a sight to behold. The Eiffel Tower, which sparkles every hour from nightfall until 1 am, is a remarkable sight to behold at night. The narrow, cobbled streets and hidden alleys of Paris become even more enchanting as the darkness descends. The dimly lit cafes, cozy bars, and live music venues create a warm and inviting atmosphere, and Paris becomes even more enchanting than usual.

With that in mind, we at Strolls have created a unique itinerary to celebrate some of the best things in Paris at night.

6:00 pm 🌆☁️ The Montparnasse Tower Panoramic Observation Deck is one of the best places to experience the breathtaking beauty of Paris. Located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, the tower stands over 50 stories above the sidewalk, offering panoramic views of the city from its observation deck. The observation deck provides a 360-degree view of Paris, giving visitors the opportunity to see many of the city's famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

The best time to visit the observation deck is during sunset when the sky turns to shades of pink, orange, and purple. Visitors can take the elevator to the top of the tower and enjoy the panoramic view from the comfort of the observation deck, which is enclosed with large windows, allowing for uninterrupted views of the city.

Aside from the observation deck, the Montparnasse Tower also offers a variety of other attractions, including a souvenir shop, a café, and a gourmet restaurant. The café and restaurant are both located on the 56th floor of the tower, and offer an unforgettable dining experience with a view that is hard to beat.

The Montparnasse Tower Panoramic Observation Deck is open every day from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm, and tickets cost 19€ for adults. Visitors are advised to book their tickets in advance to avoid long lines at the ticket counter. Overall, the observation deck is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the beauty of Paris from a unique perspective. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, watching the sunset from the Montparnasse Tower is an experience you won't soon forget.

8:00 pm 🍝🥗 Dinner at Les Tantes Jean!

Les Tantes Jeanne is a restaurant that prides itself on sublimating exceptional meats, with Kobe beef being its signature dish. Kobe beef is a rare delicacy of unparalleled tenderness, considered by many to be the best meat in the world. Raised in the Hyōgo province in Japan, Kobe beef is subjected to strict and exclusive breeding methods, including being fed rice and beer for two years and hand-massaged daily with sake-soaked straw while listening to classical music.

These practices result in a fatty and relaxed meat with a unique taste, making it far superior to other Japanese beef breeds, including Wagyu. Due to its very limited export, Kobe beef is a rare delicacy in Europe, with only a handful of restaurants, including Les Tantes Jeanne in Paris, offering it as a filet or entrecote. The chef at Tantes Jeanne sublimates Kobe beef with wonders of the vegetable garden and a beech wood smoked purée, along with other exceptional meats such as Kagoshima, Australian Wagyu, and home-aged meats like Galicia, Normande, Limousine, Aubrac, and Black Angus.

11:00PM 🌹🥂The Moulin Rouge is not just a movie, but a legendary cabaret in Paris that has been enchanting audiences for over 130 years! The cabaret is easily accessible by public transport, and there are several metro stations and bus stops in the area. Located at 82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris, the cabaret is easily accessible by public transport, and there are several metro stations and bus stops in the area.

The Moulin Rouge is known for its extravagant shows that combine music, dance, and elaborate costumes to create a mesmerizing experience. The shows typically run for 90 minutes and include a variety of acts, such as can-can dancers, acrobats, and singers. The choreography is impressive and the performers are incredibly talented, making for an unforgettable night out.

The cabaret's famous red windmill and its vintage decor add to the charm of the venue, transporting visitors back to the glamorous era of the Belle Époque. The atmosphere inside the Moulin Rouge is lively and energetic, with guests from all over the world mingling and enjoying the show together.

The Moulin Rouge shows run every day at 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm, and tickets can be purchased online or at the box office. It's recommended to book in advance, especially for the 11:00 pm show, as it tends to sell out quickly. There are several ticket options available, including show-only tickets and dinner-and-show packages.

Overall, a show at the Moulin Rouge is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that shouldn't be missed. Whether you're a fan of cabaret, dance, or simply want to immerse yourself in the vibrant Parisian nightlife, the Moulin Rouge is a wild, dramatic, spectacle.

02:00AM 🍸🎼 When you’ve finished the Moulin Rouge but don’t want the night to end, walk down the street to 12 Rue Frochot, 75009. Lulu White is a legendary jazz bar located in the trendy Pigalle neighborhood of Paris. The bar is named after Lulu White, a notorious American madam who ran a brothel in New Orleans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The decor of the bar is inspired by the era of the Roaring Twenties, with plush red velvet couches, dim lighting, and vintage artwork adorning the walls.

At Lulu White, patrons can enjoy live jazz music performed by talented local musicians, adding to the ambiance of the bar. The music selection varies from classic jazz standards to modern interpretations, ensuring that there is something for everyone.

One of the main attractions of Lulu White is its extensive cocktail menu. The bar's skilled mixologists craft unique and delicious cocktails that are as visually stunning as they are tasty. The signature cocktails at Lulu White pay homage to the era of prohibition, with names like "The Bee's Knees" and "The Last Word." In addition to cocktails, the bar also serves a variety of wines, beers, and spirits.

Lulu White is a popular spot for locals and tourists who want to experience the vibrant Parisian nightlife. The bar stays open until at least 3 am every night, making it the perfect destination for those who want to continue their night out after a visit to the nearby Moulin Rouge or other nearby nightlife hotspots. Whether you're a jazz enthusiast or simply looking for a fun night out, Lulu White is definitely worth a visit

Whether it's enjoying a glass of wine while people-watching, listening to live jazz music in a tiny bar, or simply strolling along the Seine River - we hope you enjoy the City of Love at night as much as we do. Happy Strolling!

By Julia Orr

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