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Paris' best night spots

From right to left bank, we've scoured the best spots to begin, and end, a night out in Paris 

Paris' night scene is as diverse as the city's inhabitants, a place where you can begin your evening sipping cocktails at the Chez and ring in the dawn at Faust. Whether you're yearning to mingle with locals, be seen by the in-crowd or bunk down in a cosy café, we've found the place for you in night-time Paris.

Chez Castel

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Chez Castel was originally opened in 1962 by Jean Castel. This iconic Parisian nightclub was a favourite of many, including politicians, movie stars, show girls, journalists, models and more. The club was closed in 2010 and then re-opened in 2014 by Andre Saraiva of Le Baron, becoming once again the most buzzed about club in Paris, an institution with the fashion it- crowd. The original piano played by Serge Gainsbourg remains at Chez Castel, as well as the club’s infamous and very sought-after members-only policy. www.castelparis.com 

Yoyo

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For those who appreciate contemporary art, internationally acclaimed DJ’s and the nightlife scene of Berlin, Yoyo has it all. The club, which is inside contemporary art venue Palais de Tokyo, spans 280 square metres of space covered with street art and has a warehouse vibe generated by renowned DJ’s who come from around the world. Often the musical acts are paired with video art, creating a fully enveloping experience. Whether you are looking for a wild night out or a space to rent for your next event, Yoyo can accommodate. www.yoyo-paris.com 

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Faust

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One of the most anticipated club openings of 2014, Faust – the restaurant, events space and nightclub – is located under the ornate and listed Pont Alexandre III. The outdoor area is ideal in the summertime for sipping rosé with a view of the Seine and Grand Palais before heading in for dinner at the upscale brasserie. Later, when the night sets in, head into the ‘Tunnel’ which leads to the infamous Faust club – a favourite during fashion week. The weekly DJ and party schedules are listed on their website and Facebook page. www.faustparis.fr

Laperouse

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Last spring, the historic left-bank nightlife spot was given a new life by La Clique, the crew behind other Parisian hotspots like Le Baron. Le Lapérouse was originally a 19th-century private home where some of the most famous writers (Marcel Proust, Jules Verne, Victor Hugo) would enjoy lavish evenings. Now, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday La Clique offers chic luxurious events ranging from DJ sets to acoustic concerts and piano bar evenings. The revamped club has not forgotten its past though, as absinthe remains the emblematic drink. www.laperouse.com 

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Monseigneur

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Located in what once was a Russian cabaret in the 1930s, Monseigneur, meaning ‘my Lord’ in English, is one of the newest clubs to call Paris home. Located near the red light district of Pigalle, which has seen a renaissance in recent years, the club offers a line-up of house and techno DJs for those who are truly into the music. From the outside, you’ll question whether or not you are in the right spot, but once you step inside, you are transported into another world until the sun comes up. www.monseigneurparis.com 

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Silencio

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By now everyone has heard of David Lynch’s Mullholland Drive-inspired club in Paris, Silencio. This spot has been an it-crowd favourite since it opened in 2011, which in club years is forever. Their members’ policy is dedicated to creative communities, offering special events for members from Tuesday-Saturday beginning at 6.00pm and open to the public from midnight to 4am at the weekend. Silencio also features a private underground 24-seat cinema, a photo gallery, the 1SQM gallery, a library, The Blackroom, and two bars. www.silencio-club.com

1 Castel
2 Yoyo
3 Faust
4 Le Lapérouse
5 Monseigneur
6 Silencio