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Becky’s Bender: iGaming France Conference nightlife recommendations

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igaming_france_logoThe very first iGaming France Conference takes place in Paris March 25 & 26 and we all know that Paris is a city full of beautiful people, amazing cuisine, chic nightlife and Parisians who are notorious for being rude to anyone who is not Parisian. Ah well, c’est la vie.

To help ease the pain of being disliked by the locals, I have spoken with Parisians and frequent visitors to compile a list of nightlife recommendations for conference delegates who are not so familiar with the city. A very special thanks goes out to those who helped me pull together this list, namely Ricardo Martin of IGA Magazine, Paul Bougnoux of Largilliere Finance, Emily Leeb of CalvinAyre.com, Melissa Blau, Tony Felloni of pokertweeter.com, Mimi Aye, and Kristian Svensson of Bwin.

So sit back, relax, read through the options and get yourself a good map of Paris because guess what? Parisians don’t like giving directions.

paris_eiffel_towerSome nice places to get a drink or coffee around the conference venue (Marriott Hôtel, Paris-Neuilly)

+Duran Dupont, place du marché –Neuilly sur seine
+Ladurée Bar, 75 Av Champs Elysées
+Le Pershing Hall, 49 rue Pierre Charron Tel : 01 58 36 58 36

Expensive, fancy & fine dining- reservations necessary and expense account recommended!

+Benkay, Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel, Japanese
+Jules Vernes, Tour Eiffel
+Kinogawa, 9 rue du Mont Thabor, Tel : 01 42 60 65 07, Japanese
+L’Ami Louis, 32 rue du Vertbois, chic bistro- typical French
+La Maison de la Truffe, 14 rue Marbeuf-8e Tel : 01 53 57 41 00, 50€-100€, French
+La Société, the new Costes Brothers restaurant, “major scene”, Thai accented cuisine.
+L’Espadon, Hôtel Ritz-place Vendôme 1er., Tel 01 43 16 30 80, French, Michelin-starred
+Le Diane, Fouquet’s Barrière-46,Avenue Georges V -8e tel : 01 40 69 60 60
+Le Relais Plaza, Hotel Plaza Athenée, 21 av Montaigne-8e Tel : 01 53 67 64 00, traditionally authentic cuisine with a modern twist
+Pierre Gagnaire (Hôtel Balzac)

Good spots to eat that won’t break your bank

+Au pied de cochon, 6, rue Coquillière- Very famous 24 hour French Brasserie.
+Hôtel Costes, 239 rue St Honoré Tel : 01 42 44 50 25
+La Villa, 37,Av Friedland Tel : 01 82 28 75 08, 60€
+Hôtel de Sers, 41, Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie-8e Tel : 01 53 23 75 75
+Nomiya, 13 Avenue du Président Wilson – a very cool pop-up restaurant in a glass box on top of the Palais de Tokyo. Good food and spectacular views.
+Saturne, 17 rue Notre Dame des Victoires – very good value and one of best meals, six six courses for 59 €.
+Thiou, 49 quai D’orsay-7e Tel : 01 40 62 96 50, Thai

Coffee, tea, pastries:

+Angelinas chocolate, 226 rue de Rivoli- incredible hot chocolate and pastries.
+Ladurée Bonaparte, 21 rue Bonaparte – a macaroon shop with tea room that has been open since 1947!
+Ti Jos, 30 Rue Delambre- The best place for authentic crepes.

Trendy, loungy bars:

+Ladurée Bar, 75 Av Champs Elysées
+Hôtel Costes, 239 rue St Honoré, Tel : 01 42 44 50 25
+Lounge Bar at Pershing Hall, 49, Rue Pierre Charron- posh, popular and hip hotel bar
+Castel’s, member’s only club, extremely exclusive, good luck getting in here!!

Night clubs, open late

+L’ARC, 12 rue de Presbourg, Place de l’etoile (+ restaurant)
+Le CAB, 2 place du Palais Royal (+ restaurant)
+Le Baron, 6 av Marceau
+Ritz Bar, 38 rue Cambon
+Mathis bar, rue ponthieu- the place to go on Friday night after 11pm
+VIP Room, 188 bis rue de Rivoli (+ restaurant)

The obligatory strip bar recommendation

+Pink Paradise

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