Paris is best for...

Its cafe scene: Start off your evening with a few relaxing drinks in a cafe, where you can sit back and watch the world go by

Streets full of bars: Head to Menilmontant and Gambetta for an affordable night out with the Parisian locals

Lively parties: Bastille has an eclectic mix of cafes, nightclubs, bars and music venues, which draws many people to the area

Fast facts:

Language: The language spoken in Paris is French

Currency: The currency used in Paris is the Euro (€)

Local time: Paris is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Paris's main airports are Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport

The Paris nightlife scene is unique to the city and has to be experienced at least once. There’s nowhere else so full of romance and heritage, where each street looks like it’s wandered out of an Audrey Hepburn film.

The Parisian café scene transitions easily into wine bars in the evening, where you can sit in gloriously chic surroundings and sample some of France’s finest wines. This is a city where the waiters are skilled professionals and if you ever need help choosing a drink or a snack, they’re on hand to help out.

Start with a trip to the Moulin Rouge, which has been entertaining visitors with its cabaret dance shows since 1889 in sell out shows. Look out for the famous windmill in Montmartre as you walk along the high road that winds up to the Sacre Coeur. No holiday to Paris is complete without stopping by.

Raucous French spirit

Moving east, explore the Oberkampf district where bars and clubs take on a more raucous spirit. Further east still you’ll find a diverse mixture of bars in the Ménilmontant district, where live music really comes into its own, here you can escape tourism and see Paris at a local level.

Back in the heart of the city, the bars and restaurants around Place Vendome are an elegant affair, you’ll have to part with some money but will experience the Parisian nightlife at its most luxurious.

Paris has its fair share of clubs from Nuits Fauves and Djoon down on the Southbank, all the way to The Rex Club up in the 2nd arrondissement. Clubs in Paris can be anything from plush interior and huge dancefloor affairs, to warehouse raves where the doors don’t close until sunrise.