Beyond the Eiffel Tower...

There's more to Paris than the Eiffel Tower. From seduction classes to roof-top barbeques and floating cinemas, 24 Hours Paris is your around-the-clock guide to what's on, when, beyond the tourist track.

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5 p.m. - Twin Cinemas

If one cinema just isn’t enough, head down to the Bassin de Vilette where you get two in one go. The largest artificial lake in Paris, the Bassin de Vilette was created in 1808 as a back-up for Paris’ drinking water supply. Now, it’s home to the MK2 cinemas (the Quai de Seine and the Quai de Loire) which straddle each side of the rectangular reservoir. Showing a wide variety of art-house films – with three restaurants, 12 screens and a book-store between them – you’ll be hard pressed to choose one over the other. Don’t worry if you can’t decide: electric ferry Zéro de Conduit (free for ticketholders) zips film-goers back and forth. Snuggle into the ‘love-seats’ (two-seaters) at the Quai de Loire then take a moon-lit ride across the water for a bite at the Quai de Seine. Here, it’s double the cinematic fun.