The Sape Bar takes its name from the so-called sapeurs and is just as striking as the elegantly clothed Africans whose outfits are in sharp contrast to their actual living conditions. Fashionable and eccentric clothes in bold colours are for them an expression of their inner freedom. These modern dandies characterise the urban landscape of the 10th arrondissement. As "la sape", the sapeur wave radiates from east Africa into other parts of the world even today. The Sape Bar pays a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the movement.