Summer wouldn't be summer in Paris without the city's barges. Cool, chic or bohemian, these floating bars have become the city's hippest night spots. We've picked some of the best boat bars in Paris (or péniches in French) for cocktails on the Seine or partying till dawn.
Stumbling upon this 1920s barge while strolling along the banks of the Seine will instantly transport you to the south of France.
Jazzy and bohemian, this boat bar (moored under trees near Notre-Dame) has live music most evenings and a great selection of natural wines.
Colourful and relaxed, this barge is a great place to mingle with the locals.
Soak up an Apérol spritz with a slice of pizza from the gigantic wood-fired oven, then kick off your shoes and dance the night away to some cheesy French tunes.
If glamour’s what you seek, head to ultra-slick Flow.
Enjoy views of the Eiffel Tower from the rooftop terrace, where you can sip champagne from noon, or dance until 6am in the club downstairs with the city's beautiful people.
This bright-yellow barge embraces quirky design details, such as the gardens-in-bathtubs filling the terrace bar, and boasts a recording studio and concert venue on its lower decks.
A socially-minded cooperative, le Petit Bain also helps get the unemployed back into work.
Paris is all about people watching, as you drink coffee on a café terrace.
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