LES BAINS PARIS
HOTEL - RESTAURANT - BAR - CLUB
To capture the spirit of Les Bains, we must go back in time.
Since its birth in 1885, the soul of Les Bains has sparked the imagination
of creative people and trendsetters: those who blaze the trail
and provide the catalyst for all who follow.
As before, better that before, because we can live there, day and night,
24/7, in search of a lifestyle that is absolute.
A hybrid place, a private home, a hotel, a club?
A chic location, inclusive, mixed, diverse, inventive, cross-cultural, Bohemian, historic, elegant, welcoming... and new.
Rooms & Suites
Dinner, sleep, dream, and repeat. Les Bains has 39 rooms and suites imbued with a unique style, forming a tribute to the artistic soul of the place.
Le Spa des Bains echoes the famous 19th century thermal spas and is home to the hammam and the frosty blue and white of the legendary crazed earthenware swimming pool.
The dining room, a chic neo-brasserie, revisits the flavours of the world with a French culinary technical finesse.
In the heart of the building, beneath the ripples of red lacquer, a bar that is a veritable experimental laboratory offers cocktails, pure creations and classics revisited.
Le Club des Bains is also reborn in the form of an iconic venue for live shows and concerts. It is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 11 pm to dawn.
– Or, the Legend of Les Bains –
From 1885 to 2011... A place among places.
Opened in 1885, Les Bains Douches, built and operated by the Guerbois family,
became the first and the most renowned bathhouse in the capital.
It was a temple; a space sanctified to massage and to the 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.
Marcel Proust loved to come and take steam baths, while the workers from the nearby Les Halles food market
came at dawn to shower and drink coffee and calvados after their night’s labours.
In 1978, this unique place transformed clubbing into an art form and rapidly became a
cultural phenomenon; a temple of the Parisian night. It was a centre of gravity,
the eye of the storm, a crossroads of fashion, media, show business and the arts.
Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Naomi Campbell,
Claudia Schiffer, Bono, Prince, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, etc. The list is endless.
In 2011, to reinvent and save this icon of Parisian nightlife, La Société des Bains was born under
the leadership of Jean-Pierre Marois... This, then, is the very first page of the new history of Les Bains.
Crédits photos : Foc Kan
January - May 2013
Crédits photos : Stéphane Bisseuil / Jérome Coton / Galerie Magda Danysz / Les Bains
In January 2013 the Artists’ Residency picked up the thread of a dormant legend which many thought
would never rise again. A bold artistic adventure under the curatorship of Magda Danysz, with
Colombe de La Taille in charge of production and communication, gave rise to a unique opportunity to pay homage
to the artistic DNA and write the first page of the new Les Bains.
From the mosaics of Space Invaders to the frescoes of the American artist Futura; from the legendary Jacques Villeglés
to the 25 year old Portuguese painter VHILS, not forgetting C215, Ash and Sten Lex, the whole golden class
of street art were given free rein to express themselves upon every inch of the 3000 m² of Les Bains.
Aerosol, marker, stencil, photography, poster, brush, sponge, chalk, pneumatic drill, installation; a dazzling repertoire of methods and media.
A first punch shock event to reawaken the myth of Les Bains
Or, the talented team which has created Les Bains of tomorrow..
The one who provided the inspiration for the Hôtel Les Bains in 2014
“Allow the phoenix to be reborn from its ashes.”
A filmmaker, he has directed, produced or co-produced films by Ferrara, Iñárritu and Oliver Stone. He feels that Saving Private Bains Douches seems to be the best movie to which he’s been attached.
"Les Bains? It is a magical accident.”
He is responsible for major hotel projects such as the Hôtel Crillon and the creation of interior decoration for rock stars and other famous personalities. Between Tristan Auer and Les Bains there is a meeting of common visions, convergent sensibilities. A creator who is sensitive to the ambience of times past, at first glance he "felt" the soul and essence of the baths.
DENIS MONTEL / RDAI
“The place must express a contemporary vision but also a telescoping of previous eras"
Through his agency, Denis designed chairs and other things for Hermes, as well as entire buildings (the flagship Hermes store in N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills). The transformation of the Art Deco style Lutetia swimming pool on the Rue de Sèvres into the flagship Hermès store on the Left Bank attracted even more attention from the international press. His concept for Les Bains embraces spectacular forms and innovative materials which summarise the historical influences of the place: "we must not lose the mixed nature of Les Bains.”
"An architectural promise to keep, a prolonged gesture.”
An architect who has 80 hotel projects in Paris to his credit, Vincent’s two main projects in 2014 were the integration of the Hotel Lotti and the Hotel Costes and, of course, the revitalisation of Les Bains.
Creative director and brand designer, this Austrian-born New York based designer has created, among other things, the brands and visual identities of the Chateau Marmont, The Standard Hotels and the Cipriani.
After more than 15 years of experience in the most important galleries in Paris (he was director of the Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont for 10 years), in 2014 Jérôme Pauchant created his own gallery at 61 rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris. Having the desire to remain rooted in its time, to interact with its environment and the general public, the Gallery multiplies the artistic possibilities by presenting, in addition to established artists, very young emerging talents. At the same time, using his professional experience in the art market, Jérôme actively provides consultation regarding artistic direction and collections to individuals, companies and institutions.
One of the great noses of French perfumery, (Yojhi Yamamoto, Kilian, Escada, Mugler, Trudon, Diptyque, etc.) she she designed the original olfactory identity of Les Bains and Bains Guerbois (our wellness area) and their variations in scented candles.
COLOMBE DE LA TAILLE
“Identifying the symphony of the Bains project demanded communication on all levels.”
Communication strategist, artistic director and event organiser, Colombe is the founder of the advertising agency, media and public relations company, ADL Conseil. Using diverse talents and a multifaceted approach, her field of action extends from luxury to Humanitarian and Contemporary Art. She guides brands, institutions and NGOs in the design, staging and manufacture of new languages, both virtual and actual.
This aesthetic visionary and founder of Le Cabinet de Curiosités de Thomas Erber travels between Paris, Berlin, New York and Bangkok, advising Jean-Pierre Marois on the sourcing of lifestyle accessories and novelties to bring boundless life to Les Bains.
“A challenge that combines rigour and creativity for an exceptional project.”
This hotelier develops and manages numerous boutique hotels including Le Notre Dame and the brand-new Hotel Continent, both decorated by Christian Lacroix. He assisted Jean-Pierre Marois in the creation of the Hotel Gabriel Paris Marais.
Having been GM for the Byblos, Murano and Kube hotels, this specialist in “party hotels” focussed on atypical projects of all kinds in the hotel and catering business.
“A unique proposal, something new for me and for Paris.”
Having earned 3 Michelin stars for two establishments at the Shangri La Paris, our famous “consulting chef” virtuoso is involved in everything from A to Z in the conceptual design of our kitchen and restaurant through to the development of the menus of Les Bains.
Not yet in his thirties, but as “worthiness does not await the number of years”, Michael’s impressive career includes Ledoyen with Christian Le Squer, the Meurice with Yannick Alléno, the Connaught in London with Hélène Darroze and Shangri La, where his talent brought him to the attention of Philippe Labbé, who entrusted the helm of Les Bains kitchen to him.
Our artistic director of music (Calvi on the Rocks, Le Baron 2006-2014, etc.) Lars develops, along with Jean-Pierre Marois, the musical programming of Les Bains, playlists, DJ sets, concerts and other musical events.
PIERRE MAHÉO (OFFICINE GÉNÉRALE)
Designer of the men’s outfits
Artistic director of the brand he created, Pierre designed the men’s outfits for the team of Les Bains with just the right amount of elegance and stylishness.
JULIE SAUVAGE (STATION SAUVAGE)
Designer of the women's outfits
Female Studio Coordinator at Lanvin, Julie has brought a subtle twist to creating the women's outfits for the team of Les Bains, with a glamorous and sexy chic.
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