Comfort Hotel Gare de L'Est Paris 10
31, boulevard de Strasbourg
Paris, 75 010
Phone: (33) 1 47702500
Fax: (33) 1 47703217
31, boulevard de Strasbourg, Paris, FR, 75 010
- Phone: (33) 1 47702500
- Fax: (33) 1 47703217
Along with the Duc des Lombards, this is one of the two great Parisian jazz clubs. The greatest have played here. Bigger than the average jazz room (600 seats), it isn't content to present European jazz players and the temperature often rises to the beat of American artists. It's also a great place for excellent salsa and bossa nova music: lovers of latino rhythms and world music are not forgotten. Highly recommended to jazz fanatics.
This is Paris' best house and techno club. In a large room which looks like an underground bunker dedicated to techno music, DJs display their talent aided by the excellent sound system. Laurent Garnier, Carl Cox, Jack de Marseille and Daft Punk, they have all impressed the attentive crowd. Thursday, Friday and Saturday are more techno-house. The excellent Charles Schilling mixes once every month are sure to allure you here.
This club, hidden underground, was for a long time a temple for people opposing mainstream Parisian culture. The great alternative movements found refuge here: punk, Gothic, hardcore techno, etc. But the times when Police and Stray Cats drew the crowds in, have long gone! Nowadays, Gibus is a temple for clubbers mad about drum & bass, hardhouse and garage. The customers are therefore young, trendy and dance until the end of the night. Unless you're 20 years old and extremely energetic, it's hard to keep up with the pace until dawn. For true ravers only.
Considered a "biggie" in jazz circles, this club has become one of Paris' best-known jazz venues thanks to performances by exceptional musicians like Paolo Fresu, Philippe Catherine and Steve Swallow. As in most jazz clubs, concerts happen in three sets, culminating in an improvised jam session often featuring special guests seemingly plucked from the crowd; it is a heaven for jazz fans. The club's cozy atmosphere and warm decor provide the perfect setting for some sizzling hot jazz. Admission prices vary according to the performers.
Jazz, real jazz! The energy is intense in this basement and the temperature often reaches heatwave levels. This is because of the young artists in Parisian and European jazz, who have been playing in this little club since its opening in 1983. Coming a long way since then, today internationally renowned performers in the world of Jazz grace their stage. They give everything they've got! Growing from a small jazz club, this structure houses two clubs: Sunside and Sunset.
In the young and lively Oberkampf district, one of the real hot spots of 21st-century Paris, Cithéa features a truly original slate of events. Rock and techno groups, but also movies and even plays are on the program. And of course, there's lots of those nice cold brews you like so well.
This caveau is one of the most popular entertainment places in Paris. Located near the Sorbonne, the place has been the dance paradise for generations of students and other visitors for more than 50 years. The most famous and prestigious American and European jazzmen have played here, including Maxim Saury. On two floors, happy tourists and students dance until the next morning.
La Machine du Moulin Rouge is a swanky space not just for clubbing, but for other kinds of events as well. Three separate areas, namely the concert hall, the club, and the American bar, are all open for enjoying endless nights of partying. DJ performances, theme nights and dance nights attract the hip and young crowd of Paris.
Founded in 1936 by Jo France, the name has since become synonymous with java (popular waltzes) and accordion music. At the time, Bastille was the liveliest working-class area in Paris. Times have changed though: nowadays the Balajo has become somewhat old-fashioned, with salsa and disco replacing the popular dances of old. Generally it's a middle-aged crowd that comes here looking for a bit of nostalgia. If you fancy somewhere completely different, this place is well worth paying a visit - even just for a look at the period décor.
Popular for its pulsating Latin music, this four-story bar-restaurant has pulled out all the stops to be hip. With a colorful and kitschy lavish décor (see the Che Guevara mosaic on the top floor), this fashionable venue's classy interior beats other Latin clubs hands down. Cocktail bars serve tequila and rum specials while standard fare (guacamole, hamburgers and tortillas) and more unusual spicy South American dishes are available from the menu. Expect a wait on weekends.
This bar has been at the top of the Parisian nightlife scene for ten years. Launched by the Costes family, its magnificent velvet and golden décor, similar to a members-only club, has made it a favorite with a bejeweled, cosmopolitan youth. The best soul, R&B and hip-hop DJ's regularly play and the atmosphere gets so hot that barmaids sometimes dance on the bar. You can lounge around during the day on the terrace and the restaurant upstairs does great food at affordable prices.
This club really is a cut above the rest. Reserved for the upper echelons of Parisian society - politicians, show-biz celebrities and sports personalities mingle amongst the select clientèle who gather here to eat, drink and have fun. Having said that - the elegant and eligible might stand a chance of gaining entrance to the plush red velvet and golden interior. The "chosen ones" converse amid the richly decorated rooms of this three-story private mansion, while others enjoy the basement dance floor. If you want to enjoy the luxury bistro restaurant serving French gastronomic delights of refined quality, it is advisable to book in advance.