La Butte aux Cailles – A village in Paris

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Description The Butte aux Cailles is surprisingly not very well-known. Tourists rarely go in this disctrict quite far away from the center (wedged between the city’s Chinatown district and the sprawling Place d’Italie) and many Parisians have heard of it but never went there. But this village-like area should definitely be on your list!This district, whose name come from the 16th century, used to be an important area for the tannery and tissue trades.Saved from modernity by its past life as a stony quarry, you can enjoy a nice walk in its narrow cobblestone streets featuring quirky restaurants, cafes and boutiques. The area has retain its village ambiance which has attracted a young, trendy and festive Parisian population.Don’t expect to find monuments. If you go there it is to enjoy its peaceful streets, its silence and its greenery. It is also a great spot for street art lovers (see Rue des Cinq Diamants)Here are a few addresses you should check if you go there:

– Villa Daviel and nearby streets

– The 19th century Place Paul Verlaine

– Le Temps des Cerises, for a typical French restaurant (€€)

– La Folie en Tête (33 Rue de la Butte aux Cailles), to stay late in the night (€€)

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Address 13th arrondissement, around the Rue de la Butte aux Cailles and the Place Paul Verlaine
How to go there? Metro 6 Corvisart, Metro 5,6 & 7 Place d’Italie
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Le Point Ephémère – Alternative Art Space

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Description This art deco building, located along the Canal Saint Martin, gathers  five music studios, one dance studio, a fabric workshop, a multimedia platform, four visual art studios and a bar-restaurant. This multi art place became popular thanks to its alternative music scene. The music played is far from the tastes of the wider public, but the line-up is very diversified (from noisy rock to deep electro) and always well selected.The artist studios are rent for exhibitions from 3 to 6 months. Here as well you will find a very large diversity of artists.During the evening this place turns into a club until 2 am.This place has managed to keep its underground roots, so if you are fed up with posh clubs and classic museums, this is your place!Discover this place and over great tips on My Travel Mate !
Price €€
Address 200 Quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris
Phone +33 1 40 34 02 48
Website http://www.pointephemere.org/
Hours Mon. to Sat: 12 am – 2 am
How to go there ? Metro 2, 5 and 7bis Jaurès

Le Dépanneur – South Pigalle

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Description Located in the South Pigalle area which has been changing really fast in the last years, this california inspired restaurant made almost entirely of wood, is a very cosy place to eat burgers (try their veggie burgers) or tacos. But you can also go upstairs and try their amazing cocktails (especially the Cowel Ice Tea) til late in the night! Great atmosphere, beautiful design, and good food. Try it!

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Price €€
Address 27 Rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009 Paris
Phone +33 (0)1 48 74 48 74
Hours Mon. to Tue. & Sat. to Sun.: 12 am – 2 pm / Wed.. to Thu.: 12 am – 3 pm
How to go there ? Metro 2 Blanche

Chez Moune – Club South Pigalle

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Description Chez Moune is one of the symbol of Pigalle’s renewal in one of the hottest nightlife area in Paris. In this basement hangout there’s a great atmosphere all the way through until the morning after and the clientele is mainly 20-something hipsters. The music here is eclectic and trendy with an emphasis on electro-rock.Discover this place and other great tips on My Travel Mate !
Price Free entry (but if you go there at midnight on Saturday it might cost you one hour of queue)Drinks: €€
Address 54 Rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, 75009 Paris
Phone +33 (1) 45 26 64 64
Hours Mon. to Tue.: closedWed.: 00 a.m. to 6 a.m., 11 p.m to 6 a.m.Thu. to Sun.: 11 p.m to 6 a.m.
How to go there ? Metro 2 Pigalle