The hustle and bustle of Paris' Friday night revelry was shattered with the sounds of explosions and gunfire during the country's worst-ever terror attack which left 127 people dead.

Within minutes panic set in and images of panicked citizens fleeing the violence were circulated around the world. Here the IB Times UK looks at the places where violence erupted before and after the attacks.

At around 9.20pm the first reports of gunfire came from Le Carillon bar at 18 rue Alibert. Witnesses told French media that they initially thought a firework had gone off before they realised that a masked man with a semi-automatic gun had opened fire.

Le Carillon bar in Paris
Le Carillon bar in Paris where a gunman opened fire on crowds. Google Street View

Witnesses said he then crossed the road and turned his weapon on Le Petit Cambodge (Little Cambodia) restaurant, pictured here earlier this year.

Le Petit Camboge in Paris
Le Petit Camboge (Little Cambodia) resturant in Paris, pictured earlier this year. Le Petit Cambodge

At least 12 people died in the attacks on the restaurants.

Paris restaurant shootings
Bodies lie in the street shortly after a gunfire opened fire on two Parisian restuarants Reuters

Minutes later an attack came on diners a few streets south of rue Alibert, on the terrace of La Casa Nostra pizzeria, in rue de la Fontaine au Roi, seen here in happier times. Witnesses described seeing a man firing an assault rifle.

Cosa Nostra Pizzeria in Paris
Diners sit outside the Casa Nostra pizzeria, which was struck b a gunman in the Paris attacks Casa Nostra Pizzeria

At least five people are thought to have died in the attack.

Bodies removed in Paris
A body is removed near the Casa Nostra restaurant in Paris. Reuters

At around 9.30pm the first explosion was heard at The Stade de France stadium where thousands of people were watching a friendly football match between France and Germany. Bemused players looked around as the noise thundered around the ground. Police later confirmed there were three simultaneous bombings, including two suicide attacks, near the stadium.

Stade de France
Thousands watched as France played Germany in a friendly match at the Stade de France Reuters

Within minutes, fans fled the ground. France won the game 2-0.

Stade de France
Thousands flee the Stade de France where police confirmed there were three simultaneous bombings including, two suicide attacks.

The next reports of shootings came to the south of the first restaurant attacks, at La Belle Equipe bar in the rue de Charonne at around 9.50pm. Witnesses reported that two men opened fire at the terrace of the cafe.

Le Belle Equipe restaurant
La Belle Equipe restaurant before it was struck in the Paris attacks La Belle Equipe

Within minutes, 19 people were dead, in one of the night's most deadly attacks.

La Belle Equipe
Investigators outside La Belle Equipe restaurant where 19 people died in the Paris attacks

However, the night's deadliest attack came at the 1,500-seat Bataclan hall, a well-known concert venue on the Boulevard Voltaire.

The Bataclan Hall in Paris
The Bataclan concert hall in Paris Bataclan

Witnesses said four attackers stormed inside from the back and fired several rounds from Kalashnikov AK-47 rifles at the crowd who were watching Californian rock group Eagles of Death Metal. The 1,500-seat venue was sold out.

Inside the Bataclan Hall
The interior of the Bataclan theatre. It is believed the stage had been removed for a concert by the Eagles of Death Metal band Bataclan

One of the attackers was said to have shouted "God is great" in Arabic. One witness heard a gunman blaming President Hollande for intervening in Syria. It was the first clear evidence that Paris was once again being targeted by Islamists.

Outside the Bataclan Hall
Shellshocked concert goers outside Paris's Bataclan theatre, where rock band Eagles of Death Metal were playing Reuters