Paris Night Life
A Literal "Walking Tour"
While Paris is known for their architecture and history, it must be noted that the club scene here is Paris is by far the most interesting part of the town. Each bar that was visited had very unique atmospheres that is rarely seen in the United States. An example below was taken from a Jazz Club "Le Caveau Des Oubliettes".
Le Caveau Des Oubliettes
This club called Le Caveau Des Oubliettes (The Dungeon Vault in English) was one of the first places Cisco and I visited. It was open mic night and Dr. Carter told us they have a lot of Jazz as well as other kinds of music. The first video shows our initial opinion of the club while the second shows a small preview of the cover band who played that night. The third shows the reaction to what we saw.
The next club we visited in collaboration with the french students (of Dr. Carter's other class he teaches overseas) was appropriately named "Student Bar". This place is known for their Happy Hour and decent prices on alcohol.
While the two-leveled bar was small in size, it actually managed to be enough space for all of our class to come through and be comfortable. We easily stayed 2-3 hours and had a great time being around each other.
Le Violon Dingue
If you haven't noticed the trend by now, each club we have discussed have very similar traits (Half-moon shaped roof and basement like and size appearance). This particular bar (The Crazy Violin in English) had the most expensive alcohol of the bunch but had the most spacious dance floor of the three.
The entrance to the dance floor is the most intriguing having a pitch black-like entrance. All of the American students found this staircase to be unreal. The reason for this is because in the US the night clubs are built differently. We have a more modern look to our clubs and they are usually built up. Over here all the clubs go down into stone like basements. We thought this was very unusual but very cool.
The Christmas Market is a yearly event that happens in Paris. Every year around Christmas time they set this market up and it is filled with souvenirs, food, clothes, and many other things for people to buy. It is a huge tourist attraction that brings hundreds of people to the markets. It is open in the morning and night but is definitely something to do here during the evening.