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Is the Paris Nightlife a Thing of the Past?

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

The nightlife in Paris, for those of you who are familiar with the area, used to be bustling with activity. Now, as the skies grow dark the streets of Paris tend to become a bit quieter. It’s still well-lit and gorgeous but things are growing silent. As time has gone on, more and more establishments have opted to close during the evening hours.

But why?

Paris was once home to a myriad of neighborhoods famous for partying but over the past few years the party goers have moved out and a more sophisticated crowd has moved in. The type of sophisticated who prefer soundproofing their homes to opening their windows to enjoy the music.

Can Paris be saved?

A groupof people from the Paris music industry have banned together to create a petition. They’re asking the city to offer public funding that can be put towards soundproofing some of the area’s hottest electronic music establishments. If they don’t get what they ask for the city’s music scene, which has already seen losses to London and Berlin, may disappear completely.