There was a time when the Pigalle area in Paris was scoffed at for its unsavory locale and promotion of seedy practices. Now, Paris' notorious red light district has become one of the capital's most trendy nightlife destinations, fraught with cocktail bars, buzzworthy cafe culture and adult entertainment venues. Hotels to accommodate tourists to the area have begun to surface, including the newly opened Le Pigalle Paris hotel, which, by its own admission, takes on the "tawdry values, brazen spirit and musical energy" of its surroundings.
Ties to the neighborhood remain strong, as all amenities are provided by local establishments. Locally selected supplies, including croissants from a nearby bakery and books obtained from an independent bookstore, pack the hotel, making it one that is devoted to relaying authenticity.
To find out more, check out the Le Pigalle Paris website.
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