This is the institution that more or less launched the 'lounge compilation' phenomenon. One of the first eateries to have its own DJ, the Paris Buddha Bar is in a huge (but hidden) space, dominated by the most enormous statue of Buddha you'll probably ever see in Europe.
With dimmed lights and a laid back musical selection, you could be excused for thinking that things stay calm all night here, but after dinner the beats per minutes start to rise, and so do the customers, as the main dining area becomes a de facto dancefloor.
And if you like their famous CD compilations, you'll even be able to buy them before you leave!
(Photo: by Flickr user scalleja, used under cc licence.
The Grand Palais will be hosting the modern and contemporary art fair better known as “Artparis” this April...
On this occasion, it will showcase the work of a hundred of the most vibrant French and foreign galleries that appear to be particularly representative of the international modern and contemporary art market.
Retaining its modern-contemporary slant, this significant Parisian art event offers a comprehensive overview of modern art from the 1900s onwards while also featuring a wide range of works by major contemporary artists, French or resident in France, and up-and-coming young artists representing the current French art scene.
“Artparis” brings together about a hundred French and foreign galleries from 14 countries under the glass roof of the Grand Palais over a five-day period.
For this edition, artparis will present a thematic exhibition, specifically dedicated to China Contemporary arts.
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris
Metro: Line 1 or 9 : Champs Elysees Clemenceau of Franklin D. Roosevelt.