Fancy a fabulous night out? Head to Concrete
If you have time to take in a bit of Parisian nightlife, then head to Concrete - one of the hottest nightspots in Paris. Extremely clever by design, Concrete is a three-level boat with a roof terrace that is permanently moored on the banks of the Seine.
The city’s first nightclub to be awarded a 24-hour licence, Concrete has evolved since its inception five years ago into an ideal haven for house and techno lovers looking to party into the early hours. The club is renowned for billing some of the world’s most-respected techno DJs and it prides itself on keeping its music underground. Given its popularity the queues are always long, so come equipped with plenty of patience; it’s definitely worth the wait.
Port de la Rapée
Where to stay - Generator Hostel Paris
So, where does one rest one's weary head after an amazing night out hitting the tiles? The Generator Hostel. I know what you're thinking, hostels don't exactly scream 'luxe', but Generator Paris is no ordinary hostel - it provides cool and comfortable facilities that are perfect for a whistle-stop city break. Located near Niemeyer’s iconic French Communist Headquarters, Generator Paris is just a few steps from Canal Saint-Martin and Buttes-Chaumont Park and only a 15-minute stroll from Gare du Nord train station.
The true pièce de résistance of the hostel is its stylish, rooftop bar, which is luxe through and through. Up here you can enjoy the Paris cityscape, while overlooking the magnificent Montmarte district, as you sip a superb selection of fabulous cocktails.
In addition to great cocktails and views, Generator Paris offers a wonderful night’s slumber. After a restful sleep, you can tuck into the complimentary breakfast, which is a bit of a mad dash, but the quality is good and the people-watching over a croissant is excellent given that the hostel attracts an eclectic mix of guests from around the world.
9-11 Place du Colonel Fabien
*During my visit to Paris, I was hosted by We Like Travel, Paris Region Comité Règional Du Tourisme, Generator Hostel and Concrete. All opinions are my own.
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