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.
Paris Photo, the annual rendezvous of the photography enthusiasts
During four days, the Grand Palais will be host to the most important artistic event of the fall, Paris Photo, from November 9 to 12
This year, more than 140 photo galleries will gather at the Grand Palais to welcome professional photographs as well as photo enthusiasts who will meet around the biggest French and international galleries to live their passion for it!
From November 12 to 15, galleries, artists, publishers, booksellers and collectors will make part of one of the most important cultural events at the capital, and assist to a variety of exhibitions and workshops through the Paris Photo platform.
Since 1996, Paris Photo has highlighted the best of photography through exhibitions featuring collections or artists, and presenting the diversity of artists and works.
For this 19th edition, Paris Photo will focus on three themes: the collection, photography after the crisis and report that the importance of books in photography.
The Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris