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From show-hopping to making sure your look is on point for roaming street style photogs in a country that's famous for shunning American tourists, Paris Fashion Week can be a bit overwhelming and you'll need to balance the hustle with downtime. We already provided you with a list of places to go before or after the shows to get a nice drink and relax, but if your idea of letting loose involves thumping music and dancing, we bring you this shortcut to the Paris nightlife scene.

In this guide you'll find our selection of the best places to party in the City of Lights that come alive with the chicest Parisians after dark and where you'll be sure to bump into an assortment of artists, clothing designers, musicians, actresses, and of course, models off duty  M.O.D.'s).