10:15 P.M. Nights often end at the kitschy cabaret-style bar Aux Noctambules, where the drink specialty is a vodka pomme frozen made in a slush machine and the house act is an old-timer named Pierre Carré, who sings French classics while playing a keyboard or an accordion.
"You come in here at 2 a.m. and order a digestif or a bottle of champagne," Keren Ann says, "and he sings all these very cheesy--in a good way--songs from his heart."
11 P.M. From Aux Noctambules, it's a short walk back to her apartment, and Keren Ann strolls down the middle of the lamplit, rain-dampened streets.
"I love the way Paris smells after the rain," she says. "Wherever I am, I always feel as if I'm somewhere else. But when I come here, I come home."
24 Boulevard de Clichy