Les Bains Douches, Paris

Les Bains Douches night club in Paris

Les Bains Douches, Paris

Les Bains Douches, located at 7 rue du Bourg-l’abbé in le 3ème arrondissement, is an exclusive Parisian hotspot, made famous by Cathy & David Guetta, the celebrated French DJ. The name ‘The Baths’ is derived from the space occupied by the club, which formerly functioned as a Turkish bath that attracted gay clients, including the notable Marcel Proust.

Renovated and modernized into a trendsetting late-night dance club, this has been the favorite party destination of the city’s glam set since the 80s, which makes it possible to rub shoulders with A-listers like Mick Jagger, Tom Cruise, Kate Moss and JLo. Both the floors are equipped with top sound quality where everything from the latest house and rock to electric and Eurodance set the scene. Live DJs who grace its decks include local stars like Busy P and well-known names such as Erol Alkan. The blue and white tiled floor perhaps recalls the bygone, but is offset by the lively dance floor where dancing begins at midnight. The bar stays open until the wee hours, and there is a restaurant on the first floor that serves Thai cuisine, where a meal costs anywhere between $ 50 and $ 200.

Les Bains Douches is known as much for its multiple theme parties as for its celebrity clientele and eclectic playlist. Promising young bands take the stage on Thursday nights, on Friday the club hosts the hottest DJs from around the world and Saturday nights are dedicated to gay events. The clientele too is increasingly gay, although sexual orientation is no issue at all.

The club is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11pm-6am. The restaurant opens its doors at 8pm. To make it in past the severe bouncers with minimum hassle, reserve a table at the restaurant beforehand.

Drop in at Les Bains Douches for a taste of the hottest party atmosphere in the city. A true Parisian treat, in every sense.

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