Party on a péniche: Paris' best boat bars
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 péniches for cocktails on the Seine or partying till dawn.
Le MarcounetQuai de l'Hôtel de Ville (at the foot of Pont Marie), 75004
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.
Rosa BonheurRosa Bonheur sur Seine Port des Invalides, 75007
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.
FlowFlow 4, Port des Invalides, 75007
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.
Petit BainPetit Bain 7, Port de la Gare, 75013
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.
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