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How To Spend 24 Hours in Pigalle, Paris

Moulin Rouge is a famous cabaret in Pigalle, Paris
Moulin Rouge is a famous cabaret in Pigalle, Paris | © Nikolay Korzhov / Alamy Stock Photo
Pigalle has a reputation for being one of the more urban, grittier neighbourhoods in Paris, and it has plenty to offer its visitors. From 19th-century art to late-night hotdogs and cocktails, here’s our suggestion for how to spend a day in Pigalle.


Have your morning coffee at KB Café Shop and visit some museums

KB Café Shop

Cafe, Coffee, $$$
Inside KB Cafeshop
Inside KB Cafeshop | © PUXAN BC, Courtesy of KB Cafeshop
Inspired by the burgeoning coffee scene, Nicolas Piégay opened KB Café Shop, formerly known as Kooka Burra, in 2010. One of Pigalle’s best-kept secrets, the café also serves up a selection of pastries, as well as a Sunday morning brunch. Order an AeroPress coffee and people-watch from your spot on the terrace.
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Shop at one of Pigalle’s offbeat boutiques

Find your new favourite brew at Brussels Beer Project

Brussels Beer Project

Bar, Belgian, $$$
After shopping, head to Brussels Beer Project for a refreshing brew. Tucked away down one of Pigalle’s side streets, the warm, spacious bar is perfect for beer snobs or anyone looking to try a brew with an authentic twist. The experienced “beeristas” are happy to help you find your perfect beer (which is also available for takeaway). Try the Baby Lone, the first beer brewed with recycled bread, or the Jungle Joy, created with notes of passionfruit and mango.
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Begin your night with a delectable meal

Moulin Rouge, Boulevard de Clichy

Pub, Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian
A visit to Pigalle would be incomplete without visiting the infamous Moulin Rouge. The red windmill opened in 1889 as a cabaret and is the birthplace of the can-can. These days, the Moulin Rouge stays true to its cabaret roots, with amazing performances held nightly. Even if you don’t stop to see the showgirls, it’s still worth walking past to see the building lit up at night.
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Experience the best of Pigalle’s nightlife


Bar, Cocktails, $$$
After Dirty Dick, visit Glass. The team at Quixotic Projects have created a cool space, and as one of the few bars in the area open until 5am, it’s a perfect place to end the night. Try a Boilermaker, a shot followed by a beer, or one of their signature cocktails like the Tattoo You, a mix of mezcal, ginger, grapefruit, lime and beer. Hotdogs and pickles are served up as beer snacks.
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These recommendations were updated on July 1, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.