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Paris’s fame as the home of decadent, hedonistic nightlife has endured for centuries. That reputation is sustained today by a vibrant bar and club scene and a world-class live music programme. World music and jazz are particularly strong, but you’ll find everything from house and electro-lounge to home-grown rock and chanson. For listings, Pariscope is the traditional first port of call. For more detail, try Nova magazine (, also available from newsstands, or specialist website To find the latest club nights seek out flyers – or word-of-mouth tips – in one of the city’s trendier bars. The best place to get tickets is FNAC – the main branch is in the Forum des Halles, 1–5 rue Pierre-Lescot, 1er (Mon–Sat 10am–8pm; t08 25 02 00 20,; M° Châtelet-Les Halles).

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