The map above shows the 3,209 bars which primarily serve alcohol in mainland France. This compares to 34,669 “mixed establishments”, such as restaurants, night clubs, etc. which also sell alcohol across France.
The data comes from Frace’s INSEE or National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies.
A few interesting things pop-out about bars:
- Bretons (north-west France) clearly like them.
- Skiers in the Alps also clearly like them.
- Bars are popular along France’s borders with most other countries, except Spain.
- Bars can be commonly found along most of the coast of France.
It should also be noted that Paris looks like it has fewer bars than it really does, due to the way they are being displayed.
Want to find the right bar? The following guides may be of some help:
- France: 100 Locals Tell You Where to Go, What to Eat, & How to Fit In
- Eating & Drinking in Paris, 6th Edition (Eating and Drinking in Paris)
- MICHELIN Guide France 2015: Hotels & Restaurants (Michelin Guides) (French Edition)
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