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The Rooftops do not run all the roofs in Paris but more and more Parisian bars are inspired by New York fashion and we find more and more rooftops rooftops with a magnificent view of the capital around Paris. ‘a glass.

What are the Parisian rooftops to miss under any circumstances?

Paris rooftops north of Paris

The rooftop Paris Mama Shelter in the 20th arrondissement is a colorful place with its banquettes and parasols printed with a table football and a ping-pong table where you can bask as on the beach. This place is open from 10am to 19pm from Monday to Friday.

The perch of the marsh at the top of the BHV houses under its 250 square meters of seat terrace wood to enjoy the summer time. You will also enjoy guacamole and other charcuterie. This place is open Monday to Saturday from 8pm to 2am (9pm Saturday).

The Perchoir de l’Est is on the rooftops of the station Gare de l’Est and offers a magnificent view of the 10thneighborhood. It is open from Monday to Friday from 18h to 2H and from 16H to 2H on weekends.

Paris rooftops south of Paris

The rooftop Communion (formerly Nuba) is located on the rooftop of the City of Fashion and Design in the 13th neighborhood. You will enjoy a musical program at the top and a street food to share everything under the stars and overlooking the Seine!

The rooftop of the lounge bar view in the 15th neighborhood on the rooftops of a Novotel hotel is rather sober and quiet with tables and low armchairs overlooking the Effel Tower and open daily from 5pm to midnight.

During your stay in Paris, make a reservation at our Aloha youth hostel located in the 15th neighborhood.



The Palace of Versailles is one of the historical monuments not to be missed during a stay in Paris. What to see around the Palace of Versailles and what are the places to visit at all prices?

One of the places to visit in the Palace of Versailles

The Ice Gallery is the most emblematic place of the castle. It replaces a large terrace open to the garden. This terrace was replaced in 1684 by a gallery. It has 350 mirrors adorning the 17 arcades! This is where the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919 ending the First World War.

The places to visit belonging to the Palace of Versailles

In 1783 a hamlet is built around a lake around the castle of Versailles, it is the hamlet of the Queen (in reference to Marie Antoinette). It is composed of thatched cottages in a decor in an arc of circles. The hamlet is composed of three distinct spaces: the first dedicated to elements of leisure, the other to the agricultural activities and the last one is an old farm. This place represented an educational space for royal children.

The gardens are also green spaces not to be missed during your visit.

The royal stables are composed of the gallery of carosses where the majestic carriages, the sedan chairs, the carriages of Marie-Antoinette’s children are located. Also found in the royal stables, the Royal Equestrian Academy of Versailles and the gallery of sculptures and casts.

The access and practical information related to the Palace of Versailles and its surroundings

The Palace of Versailles is open every day from 9am except Monday. The Royal Stables and the Trianon Estate are open only in the afternoon from Tuesday to Sunday. The park and the gardens are open every day and are free except for the days of Grandes Ecaux or Jardin Musicaux.

The access to the castle and the trianon estate is free for children under 18 years old.

In addition, passports and pass are available between 12 and 50 euros depending on the areas of visits.
For any request for accommodation during your stay in Paris contact our hostel Aloha.



With the success of one-man-shows, the Parisian theaters are on the rise. These are part of the French artistic heritage and allow little-known comedians to make themselves known to the public.

But do you know when did they appear and what are the main coffee-theaters in Paris ?

Here is a presentation of these highlights.

The beginning of cafe-theaters: cafes first and foremost

The creation of cafes theaters was done in the 1960s in the main French cities. Restaurant managers then allow comedians to introduce themselves and play in their establishment in front of an audience originally coming to eat. The comics then pass with their hat at the end of performance to solicit income.

In Paris, the theatrical cafes were quickly successful on the Left Bank and at Pigalle and in the Marais and quickly shadows the famous Parisian cabarets. Establishments with less than 50 seats bet on new talents.

Some addresses of Parisian cafe-theaters not to be missed!

The cafe-theater “The end” in Pigalle and its 38 seats serves as a training center of French humorists. Comedians like Shirley Souagnon walked the stage. The establishment is also in partnership with the school of one-man-show in Paris. Comedies as well as children’s plays are also played.

La Petite Loge a few steps from the station Saint-Georges is an old theater for children and so small that the stage measures three square meters with 25 seats making it the smallest room in the capital!

Every year the hall and armchairs are restored. Artists like Gaspard Proust and Arnaud Ducret have walked this scene.

The room Popul’Air composed of about forty seats in the district of Belleville to keep its period style. The actors are paid in the hat as in the original tradition. There is an atmosphere of troquet and the reputation of this room by word of mouth.

The Paname Art café is more recent since it opened in 2008. It has fifty seats and artists like Fary and Norman were on stage. It is possible to eat before each show.

For more information on Parisian events do not hesitate to ask to Aloha’s team.




This year and every year for July 14, the barracks open their doors to the public for the traditional firefighters’ ball. But do you know when the festivities started and where to go more specifically in the capital ?

Here’s a glimpse of the history of the firefighters’ ball as well as 4 places to choose for a successful firefighting ball.

The creation of the firefighters’ ball in Montmartre

The creation of the firefighters’ ball goes back to the beginning of the 20th century more specifically on July 14, 1937 when the firefighters return from the military parade to the barracks Carpeaux in the 18th district. A crowd would have formed behind the procession and a firefighter would have asked his supervisor to open the doors of the barracks to make public visit.

After the success of the ball in the 18th district, it extends throughout the capital and in France.
Before the fire ball became a musical evening, it was made of at the beginning demonstrations of gymnastics and fire starts.

The 4 must-see places in the capital for a successful ball

• The Sevigné barracks is one of the oldest barracks in the 4th neighborhood with its historic architecture. It is recommended to arrive early so you do not queue on the sidewalk!

• The Ball de Ménilmontant in the 20th neighborhood is also open on July 13 with an entrance which costs 3 euros. You can admire the Champagne Bar.

• The popular ball at the ephemeral point near the Saint Martin canal proposes on July 13 a barbecue and giant bar in a pop-rock atmosphere and electro.

• The Carpeaux barracks in the 18th neighborhood is the oldest with a friendly and family atmosphere. This barracks welcomes you with its 200 firefighters on July 13th. The entrance is free and it is possible to give the amount you want.

For any additional information, do not hesitate to exchange with Aloha’team