Dame de Canton

March 4, 2009By Paris UpdateWhat's New Eat & Drink

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PIRATE A LADY AGAIN

It may look ancient, but the authentic Chinese junk moored near the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand was built only 30 years ago by two Frenchman who then sailed it around the world for 15 years. In 1995, this relic made of seven different exotic woods found a berth in Paris and became a concert venue known as the Guinguette Pirate. To celebrate the boat’s 30th anniversary, its owners have given it back its original name, La Dame de Canton. Concerts of everything from rock to chanson française are held almost nightly, followed by all-night clubbing with DJs (groove, rock or world music; no electro) for only €5 on Friday and Saturday nights. With its nooks and crannies and bordello decor, the cozy restaurant below decks is a perfect setting for a birthday celebration. Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris. Tel.: 01 44 06 96 45 (concert info) or 01 53 61 08 49 (restaurant).

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