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Paris Nightlife – Your Guide To The Best Nightlife For Dancers!

Paris, often referred to as the “City of Lights,” is well-known for its world-renowned landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and the Notre-Dame Cathedral. However, Paris also boasts a vibrant nightlife dance scene, with Bachata and Salsa dancing being some of the most popular genres.

Whether you’re a local or traveler, Paris has a plethora of options when it comes to venues for Bachata and Salsa dancing. Here is our special guide to Paris Nightlife for people who love to dance! 

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Dancing on the Seine in Summertime - Paris Nightlife

Summer time dancing in Paris is amazing. To begin with there are many free events held outdoors. Indeed ne of the best for Cuban salsa is Cubaila en Seine. For the 3rd season, during Summer 2023, the Musica Bailay Vivio Association hosts the the Cubaila en Seine evening. Moreover it’s free and held on Fridays. Specifically the dates for summer 2023 are as follows:

  • 07/07/2023
  • 07/14/2023 Adrenalina & Serge.
  • 7/21/2023 Adrenalina & Serge.
  • 07/28/2023 Adrenalina & Serge.
  • 08/04/2023 Adrenalina & Serge.
  • 08/11/2023
  • 8/18/2023
  • 8/25/2023

Music for these outdoor dance parties is mainly Cuban Salsa. Dancing starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Bathrooms are available. If you want more information about these events then check out their Facebook group.

The address is Cell 2, Port Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris. The Infoline is : 06 67 02 04 14. 

Lastly the best ways to get there are as follows: RER C – Austerlitz, Metro 5: Quai de La Rapée / Austerlitz, or Metro 7: Jussieu / Sully-Morland, Metro 10: Jussieu / Austerlitz,bets.

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Nightclubs for dancing - Paris Nightlife

Here are our top Paris Nightlife recommendations for nightclubs & bars that feature Salsa, bachata and or Kizomba dancing on a regular basis.

La Pachanga – Located at 8th street vandamme 75014 Paris is a haven for lovers of Latin music and dance. The club has a fun and lively atmosphere, and is known for hosting some of the best Bachata and Salsa parties in the city. The club primarily caters to the Latino community, but it’s open to all lovers of latin dance.

Currently Bachanga Fridays have beginner Bachata dance classes from 7:30pm-8:30pm.

Intermediate Bachata dance classes from8:30pm-9:30pm.

Latino mixed evening from 9:30 to 0500! The cover charge is between 12 -14 euros and included a drink.

Le Balajo – Every Tuesday evening this is the place to dance Salsa, Bachata in Paris! Located at 9 rue de Lappe, 75011 Paris, Le Balajo has been around since the 1936 and is known for hosting a range of events.

It provides a wonderful opportunity to dance Bachata and Salsa in a vibrant and lively atmosphere. They also play some Kizomba music but Kizomba dance lovers should head directly to Saida on Tuesday nights.

Cuban Salsa dance classes start at 19:30 for beginner salsa and at 20:30 for intermediate salsa, with instructors Herminio & Carole. The Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba (SBK) party start at 9:30pm until 0200am.  Currently these parties are hosted by DJ Jim Gsalsa!

If you would like additional recommendations on Paris nightlife for Kizomba dancers then check out this article from the Kizomba Embassy.

Paris Nightlife- Dancing in the park

Dancing in the Park - Paris Nightlife

During the Spring, Summer and Autumn of 2023, the Musica Baila y Vivo Association has salsa afternoons in the Parc des Cormailles in Ivry-sur-Seine. Moreover admission is free for all.

Specifically the Saturdays for the 2023 season are below: 

08/19/2023, lessons with Nathalie & Wilson.

09/02/2023, lessons with Cyrielle & Carlos.

9/09/2023, Cuban/Casino Salsa lessons with Aurore. 

09/23/2023, Cuban Salsa lessons with Nadege & Bairam.

10/07/2023, No class. Animation is by G.Tumbao and Herve El Loco.

10/14/2023, Salsa suelta and couple lessons with Livan. Animation by G. Tumbao.

The music for these dates are mainly Cuban Salsa with Caribbean breaks.

The lessons always start at 2 p.m. After that, the dancing is from 3p.m. until 7p.m.

Additionally the dance floor is wooden planks but high heels are not recommended. The dance floor is 300 m², half of which is covered by an awning allowing you to dance if the weather is bad. If you would like more information, then check out their Facebook group.

The address is Parc des Cormailles – Puppet pavilion 62 Avenue Georges Gosnat – Rue Ledru Rollin 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine. The Infoline is 06 67 02 04 14.

Last;y the best ways to get there is the RER C – Ivry-sur-Seine, Metro 7 – Ivry Town Hall, Vélib: Station n°42014 – Place Marcel Cachin, Car park: Rue Marcel Cachin.

Yearly Paris Nightlife Events & Festivals

Paris is also renowned for its yearly events as well as its festivals dedicated to showcasing Latin-inspired and African inspired dances. 

Firstly the Paris International Salsa Congress – This event is held annually bringing together some of the most renowned Bachata and Salsa dancers from all over the world. The congress features a range of workshops that cater to both beginners and experts. Moreover, you can enjoy a range of live performances and social events throughout the festival.

Secondly the Paris Bachata Festival is held every November in Paris and is a major Paris Nightlife event.

Thirdly the Eiffel Tower Kizomba Festival features Kizomba dancing and is held every August and is a major Paris Nightlife Event each year. 

In summary, Paris nightlife truly is a dream destination for Bachata, Salsa & Kizomba lovers. With its numerous dance clubs, outdoor dancing, major nightlife events and festivals, Paris provides numerous options that cater to all levels of dancers. Above all, whether you’re a novice or an experienced dancer, there will be somewhere in Paris that caters to your needs.

Thanks for visiting the Bachata Embassy! I hope this information about Paris Nightlife for dancers is helpful to you. Don’t forget to also sample the amazing food and desserts on your trip!

Feel free to share this article with your friends and let us know if we are missing any good nightlife spots in the comments section.  See you on the dance floor soon!

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Brian Moran

Brian Moran is a Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba dancer from New York City.  He has been fortunate to live and work abroad in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean for over 13 years. While living overseas, he has attended hundreds of international dance festivals and events. He has also taken classes and workshops with some of the top professional Salsa, Bachata, and Kizomba Instructors worldwide.


The Bachata Embassy was founded in Washington, DC with Bachata Dancers worldwide!  Indeed we are passionate about Bachata!

We are also dedicated to growing the Bachata community by highlighting all styles of professional Bachata dance instructors, and festivals worldwide! This includes Traditional Bachata, Bachata Sensual, Bachata Tango, as well as Bachata Fusion, etc.

We are also a multilingual website currently available in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Polish, and Chinese.

For the latest and up-to-date information on Bachata Festivals worldwide, then check out the Bachata Embassy Events Calendar here! 

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