Les Bains, Paris – At the crossroads of cultural heritages

Created in 1885, Les Bains Douches have been a central part of Parisian social scene ever since, populated with trend initiators of all kinds. First they were private thermal baths frequented by Marcel Proust, before becoming Paris’ own version of Studio 54 in 1978, turning into a legendary nightclub and concert venue where the likes of Andy Warhol, Jack Nicholson or The Stones attended dazzling parties alongside fashion icons such as Naomi Campbell and Catherine Deneuve.

Today, Les Bains have reopened their door as a restaurant, hotel, and of course nightclub, a tribute to French art-de-vivre, where to have breakfast, lunch, danse, socialise, and now also sleep. The place’s luxurious aesthetic taps into its rich historical heritage. It fully respects the history of the building while being deeply modern, inspired both by its patrimony as a thermal house and a cult nightclub, mixing End-Of-Century style with 1980s flourish.

The furniture is a combination of revisited vintage finds and bespoke pieces with a retro twist. Veined woods mix with tobacco red or burnt orange velvet, in the current sophisticated vintage style that subscribers can read more about here.

– Laurence Pasquier

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