Historically, Pigalle was once the playground of artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec and Georges Bizet before it eventually became the home of Paris’s punk rock scene in the 70s and 80s. As of 2018, it’s now the ideal district for a night out. Head to Carrousel, Le Rouge or Le Folie’s – an alternative and LGBTQ club that hosts adventurous Cicciolina parties during fashion week.
For spring/summer especially, it's nice to travel to the other side of the Seine and revel in The Wanderlust (an outdoor club) and Nuits Fauves. If you’re after a more sophisticated evening, go to La Mano to dance to the sounds of South America, Africa and the West Indies. However, if clubs aren’t your bag and you’d prefer to do a bar crawl instead, hop from one spot to another along Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis. And don’t forget to finish off your night by eating the best sandwich in the district at Urfa Dürüm. Bon appétit!