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The French capital boasts some of the most instantly recognizable, iconic monuments in the world, with Notre Dame cathedral, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower lined up in a great sweep along the River Seine. Yet for all its historic grandeur, elegant boulevards, world-class museums, chic boutiques and cosmopolitan buzz, Paris is also an intimate, intensely lived-in city, best discovered on foot. Each district has its own distinct style, bars, food market and village atmosphere.

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Amnesia Cafe

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Amnesia Cafe

A popular gay bar by night

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The Amnesia Café is a popular café by day serving a variety of people, but by night it’s a certain place to find a crowd of local gays. This café and bar opened in 1993 on Rue Velle du Temple in Paris. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed, sporting leather seating and specialty drinks.

Drink choices at the Amnesia Café include beer, cocktails, and café amnesia, a tasty coffee drink spiked with whisky and Chantilly cream. The lounge area enables patrons to talk in a warm and laid back environment. For those who like a little more noise, the music plays on until the wee hours of the morning. It varies from French pop, R&B, disco, and once in a while cabaret shows.

Amnesia Cafe
42, rue Vieille du Temple, Paris
33 0 1 42 72 16 94
11am - 2am daily, Friday and Saturday open until 3am