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Address 13 rue au Maire; 75003 Paris
Neighbourhood 3rd Arrondissement | See on map
Metro Arts et Metiers [M3, M11]
Telephone +33 1 48 87 25 71
Website http://www.tangoparis.com
Price EUR 9
Hours Fri-Sat 22.30-05. Sun 18-23.

Step back in time at the Tango, La Boîte à Frissons. This mini dance hall has the feeling of a jovial gay gangette. Reached down a cobbled street, the place hasn’t seen many licks of paint or aching itchy designer inspiration. Ironically, this lack of a gay makeover makes it a breath of fresh air on the scene.

Enter with an open mind and you will see another side to pink Paris. From nifty line dancers to Jewish drag acts. On the regular club nights you get a hit of ballroom dancing until 0:30, then a soft mix of dance greats and a chance to chill and chat at the ringside at table seated on old red plastic banquettes.

A community spirit prevails, which supports and champions an eclectic programme of theme nights for special interest groups, making it weird and wonderful and hugely fun. This place is a space for non-scene and trés scene oddities. A unique pleasure dome.