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.
Metro 1,8,12 :
Bus BAL, 24, 42, 52, 73, 84, 94
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