An evening out dancing

Why not try out ballroom dancing for close embraces on the dance floor to some great music?

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What could be more romantic than ballroom dancing? There are several places in Paris you can go to dance a tango, salsa, waltz, etc. At La Bellevilloise, you can have lessons to learn the tango, the swing or even the lindy hop, from the 1920s.

At La Casa del Tango, you dance in true Parisian spirit in the most romantic ambiance imaginable. And for beginners, some places like the Théâtre de Verre offer classes a few hours before the dances organized at weekends.

Deep within the Buttes Chaumont park, the guinguette-style cafe Rosa Bonheur, housed in a listed building, is a popular spot for dancing on fine summer evenings.

Even more unusual, the Chalet des Iles, on the banks of a lake in the Bois de Boulogne, offers a bucolic setting in summer and a cosy setting in winter with its lovely fireplace. There is also the additional charm of having to get to this secret haven by boat. Calling all swing or jazz fans. Several nights, a week the 600 m² dance floor is a dream for dance aficionados. During the day, tea dances take place every Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

The Balajo, a hot spot for Latino dancing, offers a tea dance every Monday afternoon. On Tuesday and Thursday there is salsa, kizomba and bachata music while Wednesday nights are reserved for rock.

Salsa (Cuban and Porto Rican) fans, beginners and the more proficient won’t want to miss the opportunity to dance at La Pachanga from Tuesday to Sunday.

La Bellevilloise Adhérent

Concert hall
19-21 rue Boyer, Paris, 75020

Independent institution founded in 1877 dedicated to light and creation A multidisciplinary cultural venue: café-restaurant,......

La Casa del Tango

Concert hall
11 allée Darius Milhaud, Paris, 75019

La Casa del Tango offers courses in Argentine tango, ran by Frédérique Behar, in her studio in the 19th arrondissement. In the......

Rosa Bonheur

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a guinguette (open-air cafe with dancing)
Parc des Buttes Chaumont - 2 avenue de la Cascade, Paris, 75019

Tucked away in the Buttes-Chaumont park, this friendly open-air tavern, or 'guinguette', with its nice terrace is a great place......

Rosa Bonheur sur Seine Adhérent

Restaurant original for its venue or entertainment | In a guinguette (open-air cafe with dancing)
Port des Invalides, Paris, 75007

Rosa bonheur sur Seine is the second Rosa Bonheur guinguette. While anchored in the tradition of the banks of the Seine and Marne......

Le Chalet des Îles Adhérent

Traditional French cuisine
Lac du Bois de Boulogne – Porte de la Muette, Paris, 75016

It was in 1880 that Napoleon III offered his Empress Eugénie this genuine Swiss chalet, which was then knocked down and......

Le Balajo

Disco and club
9 rue de Lappe, Paris, 75011

The rue de Lappe, a stone's throw from the Place de la Bastille, is one of the most iconic streets for Parisian nightlife. The......