France has a reputation for its swinging community and there are over 500 clubs across the country; many of which are in the capital, Paris.
Once renowned for its libertine way of life, Paris swingers clubs (also known as Prive Libertins) have steadily been coming back to life and have become a very fashionable part of city life for locals and tourists.
We wanted to give you a guide of the best and most unusual clubs to visit to experience the French joie de vivre.
15/17 Quai de L’oise 75019 Paris
Quai 17 is one of the largest swingers clubs in Paris and is a popular night spot for the younger libertines. There is a huge bar and dance floor as well as a cinema playing pornographic films; there is also a smoking room. The play areas are well appointed and feature a glory hole and round bed.
The club runs regular events and door charges vary depending on which day of the week you go. Women are mostly free (€20 on Friday and Saturday) with couples paying around €50-€60 and single guys €60-€105. An all-inclusive club, you will often find transgendered patrons in the salons.
A buffet is run from 9.00pm to 11.00pm on Fridays and Saturdays which often features a centrepiece such as a naked woman from which to help yourself to food.
The club is open as follows:
- Tuesday: 10.00pm to 4.00am
- Wednesday: 10.00pm to 3.00am
- Thursday: Private parties only
- Friday and Saturday: 9.00pm to 5.00am
The We Club
83 Rue Quincampoix 75003 Paris
Situated in an underground, vaulted cellar, The We Club (or, ‘Yes’ club) is just a few streets north of Le Centre Pompidou. The club is evocatively decorated in moody shades of grey and sultry red adopting an ambience of sexy elegance.
Entry for couples is based on a compulsory drink cover charge with a soft drink being €13 and alcoholic beverages starting at €20. Single ladies are free and single guys are charged at €105.
The dress code is straightforward; ladies, no pants and gents a formal and smart outfit. Dress to impress seven nights a week from 10.30pm to 4.30am.
You can get a virtual 360o tour via the website and also find out more about any special events being run.
Le Moon City
34 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris
A ‘unique place for sensuality and libertinism’, Le Moon City has 10 play rooms, a jacuzzi and lounge/bar area all subterranean and decorated in a Moorish style. The club is due for some redecoration in places but overall the ambience and atmosphere is very sexy and welcoming.
Mondays and Wednesdays are for couples and single women only with single guys being welcome at other times. Opening times and entrance fees are as follows:
|Day||Opening Times||Couples||Single Men||Single Women|
|Monday||10.00am to 2.00am||€68||n/a||€15|
|Tuesday||10.00am to 4.00am||€68||€148||Free|
|Wednesday||10.00am to 4.00am||€68||n/a||€15|
|Thursday||10.00am to 4.00am||€68||€148||Free|
|Friday||10.00am to 5.00am||€68||€148||Free|
|Saturday||10.00am to 5.00am||€68||€148||Free|
|Sunday||10.00am to 2.00am||€68||€148||Free|
1 Rue Thérèse, 75001 Paris
Centralising its club with the theme of candles, you can enjoy a romantic and seductive candlelight dinner in the restaurant of this club before taking part in the evenings entertainment….also by candlelight.
Les Chandelles is a popular swinging club for tourists and you can find a real mix of nationalities here but English and French is widely spoken. Well located and offering a chic and elegant setting, the club has a good reputation.
The door charge varies depending on the day of the week and time of day that you are entering but is around €40-€90 per couple, €10-€50 for women and €50-€100 for men.
Dinner is served from 9.30pm, Monday to Saturday with the club being open as follows:
- After work naughty – Monday to Friday: 3.30pm to 8.30pm and from 10.30pm in the club for nocturnal pleasures
- After work naughty- Saturday: 3.00pm to 8.00pm and from 10.30pm in the club for nocturnal pleasures
- Sunday: 10.00pm onwards
Thursdays and the last Saturday of the month, the club opens at 1.00pm for Scandalous Breakfasts.
92, Rue du Cherche-Midi, Galerie Le Sevrien, 75006
Opened in 1999, L’Overside is a large swingers club set over 250 sq meters of space and offering a club atmosphere. The disco is popular with late night clubbers looking for a slice of libertinism and is kept fully charged by their resident DJ. VIP tables encircle the large dancefloor and there are eight salons in which to enjoy the seductive pleasures of this libertine club. Each has its own theme and includes a fetish area, an intimate 2-4 person cavern and a mirrored room.
Fridays and Saturday nights are couples only and the entry fee is €78 with Wednesday and Sundays single men being admitted from 10.30pm at a cost of €118.
9 Boulevard Edgar Quinet, 75014
Though not to everyone’s taste, Club 2Plus2 is a more modern and less traditional swingers club. The only vaults you will find are for the BDSM play areas with most of the play areas being comprised of large beds and simple décor. 2Plus2 is fully air-conditioned and has a well-stocked bar, dancefloor and smoking room.
The club runs regular themed events and welcomes guests of all persuasions including single females, men, TV, TG and TS. Entry to the club is around €70 for couples, €60 for guys and €10 for women. TV/TG/TS are charged at €20.
The club runs a cold buffet at lunchtimes from 12.00pm to 3.00pm and in the evenings from 8.00pm to 11.00pm. You can also visit the club at 11.00 for a guided tour for just €10 which is an excellent opportunity to see the facilities before you play.
8, Rue Le Regrattier, 75004
Taken has a good mix of local regulars as well as visiting tourists being centrally located in the city on Ile Saint-Louis (an island in the middle of the Seine). With its opulent interior, the club has an immediate atmosphere, charged with promise and hedonism. The vaulted bar and dancefloor fosters an intimate feeling and the voile curtained ‘lounges’ give voyeurs something to titivate the senses.
Taken has good reviews with high praise from the capital’s libertine aficionados.
The club is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10.30pm to 5.00am with prices being €78 for couples and €36 for single women. Solo guys are only welcome on trio afternoons/evenings. Check the website for details.
Au Pluriel Club
13 Rue François Miron, 75004 Paris
Opening its doors over 24 years ago, Au Pluriel has a strong reputation in the city for being friendly and welcoming. With vaulted rooms and intimate nooks and corners to explore, Au Pluriel is not just for couples but also single men and women.
The club has a reputation for attracting more mature couples with the average age range being in the order of 40-50 years old. Having said this, you should still expect to find plenty of younger women at Le Pluriel, particularly on weekends.
The club is open from 8.00pm to 2.00am from Tuesday to Thursday and 9.00pm to 4.00am Fridays and Saturdays. Entry charges are €60 for couples, €26 for single females and €106 for single men.
18 Rue Feydeau, 75002 Paris
The theme of Le Mask is that all swingers wear a Venetian style mask during their time inside the club. Entry to Le Mask is for couples only with door charges ranging from €30 to €78 depending on the event.
The club is playful and has an intimate feel to it which helps get the atmosphere off to an almost immediate start.
Le Mask is open during the day from 2.00pm to 7.30pm and then again in the evenings from 10.30pm until 5.00am (5.30am Thursday to Saturday and 4.30am on Sundays).
26 Rue le Sueur, 75016 Paris
The Rituel Foch is an all-nude club and you must discard your clothing by passing through a cloakroom on arrival. There are some mixed reviews for the place with most customers satisfied with the service, atmosphere and décor. However, there are a handful of complaints that certain conduct is not tolerated.
There is no doubting that the club is popular and is well appointed for the levels of fun you would expect from a glamourous 16th arondissement libertine’s haunt.
Entrance is charged with a free drink as follows:
The club is split into wet and dry areas with a hammam (Turkish bath), jacuzzi and play area showers.
The club is open seven days a week with opening times being as follows:
- Monday to Wednesday: 12.00am to 3.00am
- Thursday to Saturday: 12.00am to 4.00am
- Sunday: 12.00am to 2.00am
Have we missed your favorite swinging haunt in Paris? Let us know which libertine clubs you enjoy the most.
Featured image via Les Chandelles.