A trip to Paris isn't complete without visiting at least one of the ECC bars, and one of our favourites is this stylish left bank drinking den. Once your eyes adjust, you'll discover a dark and sexy bar, with velour-lined walls and shelves packed with taxidermy and other curiosities. Hide away in the dark corners and curtained nooks with a naughty mate, or head to the downstairs bar, complete with DJ booth, for late night mischief.
Of course, cocktails are what these guys are famous for and Curio Parlor won't disappoint. Choose a house specialty from the ten on the menu or be brave and ask for the bartender's choice. It gets busy on weekends so drop by on a weeknight, and look for the trendy punters and doorman out the front - like all their bars the door is unmarked and hard to find.