Hard Rock Cafe Paris
Explore the Hard Rock Café Paris’s two-floor museum, packed with authentic artifacts including Jimi Hendrix’s paisley jacket, Whitney Houston’s gown, AC/DC’s Angus Young’s iconic school boy costume, John Lennon's fox coat, Trent Reznor’s broken Gibson Les Paul guitar, and Eminem’s scruffy overalls. Hardcore fans of the restaurant franchise will find a new guitar-shaped pin for their collection in the on-site shop. To skip the line, book a special entry ticket that comes with priority seating and a meal of either two or three courses with soft drinks.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Hard Rock Café Paris is an ideal spot for music aficionados and lovers of American food.
- Special children’s menus are available.
- The bar serves signature cocktails with a rousing rock soundtrack.
- After your visit, stop by nearby attractions such as the Theater of Varieties, Musée Grevin, and Les Etoiles du Rex, which houses Europe’s largest cinema.
How to Get There
Hard Rock Café Paris is located along Boulevard Montmartre in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, within walking distance of Métro stops Richelieu-Drouot and Grands Boulevards (lines 8 and 9).
When to Get There
Hard Rock Café Paris has non-stop service from noon until about midnight, and an hour or so later at the bar and in the merchandise store. Crowds generally gather on the weekends for dinner and drinks. The restaurant is much quieter during the week, especially at lunchtime. Music lovers should plan a trip to Paris in the spring for jazz and blues festivals like Banlieues Bleues, or in the summer for the city-wide, Quartier d’Été music festival.
Rock on Over to the Louvre Museum Combine a visit to the Hard Rock’s memorabilia museum with a visit to one of the world’s greatest art museums, just a few blocks south. The Louvre’s awe-inspiring permanent collection of over 35,000 paintings and sculptures feature staggering masterpieces from the days of antiquity to the Renaissance and beyond. Don’t miss the Winged Victory of Samothrace, Venus de Milo, and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, which now has its own wall.
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