When planning an evening out in Paris, it is more important to decide where to go than what to do. The Champs Élysées and Trocadero areas are full of tourists and overpriced nightspots, but if wishing to impress, may be worth considering.
Pigalle is the seedy sex centre of Paris but home to some good music venues and the Moulin Rouge cabaret, where the cancan is still performed. Montmartre is heaving in summer but the views over Paris from Sacre-Coeur are unbeatable.
Bastille is buzzing with bars and clubs but is a bit too hectic for some. The best area for an evening's café-hopping is the Marais district, (also the centre of the gay scene), closely followed by the increasingly fashionable Oberkampf, which suits a younger crowd.