10 great Paris bars only the locals know about
Paris is loaded with charming cafés and quirky bars - and you don't want to be stuck hanging out in chain pubs like Corcoran’s forever. So we've brought you some of the highlights from the new guide book "The Parisians' Guide to Cafés, Bars and Restaurants" - ten true Parisian haunts where you can drink like a local. Cheers!
Les Cariatides: Tucked away at the end of Passage Bourg-l’Abbé is a little bar with loads of character. The laidback atmosphere and jam-packed live music schedule are its best assets. Squeeze onto a banquette in the narrow bar and enjoy half price pints during the “heure du crime” (happy hour) or head downstairs to the atmospheric “cave” for lively, free concerts of jazz, folk or world music. 3 rue de Palestro, 75002. Tel. 01 42 36 19 72.
Photo: Les Cariatides