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Calendar of Paris Events

November 5-8
The boutique charity organization Emmaüs (105 Boulevard Davout, 20th) is having a "Kilo Sale" where mens, womens and childrens used clothing are sold for €10/kilo (that's a lot of clothing). Daily 11am-7:45pm. 

November 8-16
The 39th annual Salon Marjolaine, the largest organic fair in Paris, takes place this week at the Parc Floral (Bois de Vincennes) with 550 stands selling everything organic you could imagine. There are also plenty of food stands for lunch onsite, a vestiaire, and a little shuttle from the metro Château de Vincennes to the entrance of the Parc Floral. Open 10:30am-7pm. Entry €9, but you can get a €3 discount voucher on the website to print out in advance. You can also see my article and video from my visit in 2010. 

November 8-11
The Château Vaux le Vicomte is hosting its annual Palais au Chocolat. The palace will be decorated with chocolate artworks created by some of the biggest names in chocolate. Tickets are €16.50 (€13.50 for kids 6-18), which includes access to the château and gardens and exhibits throughout the estate; you can reserve them in advance online. Open 10am-6pm.

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Entries in clubs (3)

Saturday
Dec292012

New Year's Eve in Paris 

Still looking for ideas for New Year's Eve in Paris? The city is full of bars, clubs, brasseries, restaurants, pubs, concerts, parties…Phew. It can be overwhelming at the best of times, never mind on December 31st. Luckily, we’re here to help! Whatever your idea of a good night out, there should be something in this round-up to help you see 2012 out with a bang!

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Thursday
Mar042010

Paris Nightlife News

For those of you who don't get out much, here's a brief rundown of some of the latest changes, noteworthy additions, and general state of the Paris nightlife scene...

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Thursday
Aug142008

August Nightife

The myth that Paris is dead in August just doesn't want to die. And yes, there may be a few shops and offices closed, but if you're looking to have fun, there's no shortage of things to do. Especially after dark. This is the last week to enjoy Paris Plage and the open-air cinema at Parc de la Villette, but the clubs are still going strong. Here are just three sprinkled around Paris:

Fleche d'Or (102 bis, rue de Bagnolet, 20th) remains open all summer, with live indie rock bands and electro clubbing in the former train station. Free entry, 8pm-2am, restaurant until midnight. For the laid-back East Paris crowd.

Le Showcase (under the Pont Alexandre III, 8th) is one of the largest clubs, with Sous Le Pont soirées every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm, free entry until midnight, €10 after that (get there early, always huge lines). For the young bling bling crowd.

Chacha Club (47 rue Berger, 1st) is one of the newest Parisian hotspots, opened in July and packed every night since. Read the Naughty Paris review here. For the chic and sophisticated of all ages.