Pigalle was a red-light district for a long time. At the end of the 19th century, people would roam around this suburban area looking for taverns, enjoy 'nocturnal pleasures' and leave for home in the early morning. While the days of brothels, mobsters and hidden bars are over, Pigalle has maintained a frivolous, colourful, less transgressive but still somewhat irreverent flair. Alongside the sex shops that are still lined up on either side of the lush 'coulée verte' promenade that runs along the boulevard, more mainstream and popular venues have appeared against the backdrop of neon lights and car horns. The Bouillon Pigalle restaurant or the Bar à Bulles are some of the cool places where you can enjoy a fabulous evening without burning through money. Around our hotel, the atmosphere is more orderly but the famous Rue Duperré basketball court, the speakeasy of the Pink Mamma restaurant or the vegan menu at the Embuscade showcase how dynamic this neighborhood is.