Where to go in Paris and things to do in Paris, are two questions you do often when planning a holiday in the City of Light,right? You should aim to visit this unique boutique hotel, Les Bains. It is not only very luxurious, but also iconic and a true design inspiration! Let yourself be pampered with its luxurious accommodations in ultra researched ambiences…it is what defines a 5 star hotel and the leading hotels of the world, correct? Let the choice of materials, lighting, furniture and details enrich your relax experience and your sight. Be very welcome to Les Bains, Paris, and its design inspiration!
Opened in 1885, Les Bains Douches, built and operated by the Guerbois family, became the first and the most renowned bathhouse of the capital. Originally established as a thermal baths, Paris’ Bains Douches was patronised by everyone from Marcel Proust to the fruit sellers of nearby Les Halles. It was a temple; a space sanctified to massages and delights of Japanese, Russian, Turkish and sulphur baths. Customers could choose to swim in the pool or take a bath as they would at home.
In the late 1970s, this unique place transformed clubbing into an art and rapidly became a cultural phenomenon; the venue became a nightclub where the likes of Andy Warhol, David Bowie and Yves Saint Laurent partied the night away. It was a centre of gravity, the eye of the storm, a crossroads of fashion, media, show business and arts.
After a few years in the doldrums, Les Bains has been reborn as a hotel, with interiors by RDAI and Tristan Auer, and a restaurant headed up by Philippe Labbé and Michaël Riss. In 2011, to reinvent and save this icon of Parisian nightlife, La Société des Bains was born under the leadership of Jean-Pierre Marois
Address: 7 rue du Bourg L’Abbé; lesbians-paris.com; Rates from: €291