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1. Posted by El_Hipster (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

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Hi,

I visiting Paris by myself for five days an four nights in the beginning of September. I hope to meet some people while I'm there..but I want to have some stuff in mind in case I don't, or good ideas i can suggest to other people.

I've got quite alot of suggestions of things to keep me busy during the day but I don't know what kind of stuff is out there to do alone at night. I like music, art, photography, and people watching...so I would even be content sitting in nice place thats open late perhaps where other people are doing similar. Maybe somewhere thats nice and safe to walk around late at night?
I'm not that much into clubbing...but I do enjoy good DJs/electronica.

I'm a jazz musician so I plan on frequenting the jazz venues, but I'm not sure how late that will keep me out-I don't want to have to get back to the hostel too early...like before midnight.

I'll be en route to a year of studies abroad..so I might be weighed down with some of my more expensive belongings (i.e guitar, laptop) if the hostel doesn't have a secure place they'll let me store it. Anyone know I'll have a problem getting into museums, monuments, and jazz clubs with a guitar, and if there's usually a safe place to check them? Maybe someone can recommend an hostel which does?

thanks!

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 19, 2008, at 4:30 PM by El_Hipster ]

2. Posted by norian (Full Member 71 posts) 8y

Hi El Hipster,

Don't worry, you'll find what you want. In the center of Paris, there is the "Rue des Lombards", a street where you'll find 4 famous Jazz clubs :
Le duc des Lombards ( www.ducdeslombards.com )
Le baiser Salé ( http://www.lebaisersale.com/ )
..and two others, the Sunset and the Sunside ( http://www.sunset-sunside.com/ )

In my remembers those clubs are a bit expensive. So check the price before coming.
Excepted this place, you can stay out until the morning, but don't stay in the same district.
And by night it's not dangerous, you can walk where you want, i think u'll have no problems. However it's like everywhere else, if you're not lucky you can meet some blokes too drunk..that's all.

And for your questions about hotel, you should write them before booking in order to know if you can let your guitar and you computer in a safe place.

If u need more informations write to me.

3. Posted by El_Hipster (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Hey norian, thanks for the advice!

Quoting norian

Excepted this place, you can stay out until the morning, but don't stay in the same district.

I'm not quite sure what you were trying to say here... maybe that the clubs are open until late, but I shouldn't find a hostel in those districts?

Someone told me that there's jazz in the 5ème and 6ème until around 1am. Are those nice districts to stay in?

merci!

4. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 611 posts) 8y

Hi,
You won't get your bag and guitar into musems etc., but you can usually check them in at the entrance.

5. Posted by norian (Full Member 71 posts) 8y

I said if those bars in Rue des lombards close early should move.
In the 5 or 6th it's nice because it's not so far by walk or by bike and you should find places opened later.

And an hotel in this district is the better. It's the center.

6. Posted by El_Hipster (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

thanks for your responses everyone...good info. I appreciate it.

7. Posted by rozner (Budding Member 36 posts) 8y

Hi,

I can tell you from my personal experience that being alone in Paris is not necessarily the greatest. Although I actually live here now, staying in a hostel you may have a better chance of meeting people. But I actually live in the 5 and it's probably the place you want to be. I don't know of any hostels but I'm sure there are some. There are a few jazz bars in the area on rue de la Huchette. When I first moved here I spent a lot of time at Relais de la Huchette, no cover, drinks are a bit pricey though, but I usually met a lot of tourists there or at least got into some kind of conversation. There's also Caveau de la Huchette just down the street, that one I think is 13 euros, there's another one close by that I can't remember the name of... anyway, I'm sure you'll find what to do. I find Paris to be a pretty safe city so I wouldn't really worry about that. Most hostels have a luggage room that's monitored 24/7 or at least locked up at night, I'd suggest leaving the guitar there unless you plan on having a late night jam session.