When a 50-something friend told me she had discovered an amazing nightlife venue in Paris, I knew it had to be great. My own trips to Social Montmartre and other clubs have proved off-putting, but this place, according to my friend, was the sort of all-ages, anything-goes happening that only seems to take place in movies. She couldn’t remember the name, but her description led me to realize it was Caves Le Chapelais, a Right Bank boite described on NileGuide thusly:
The gothic scene of Paris has a marvelous hideout just a short walk from the Place de Clichy: the Caves Le Chapelais is a night club and concert venue situated in a huge underground cavern split into two parts, forming a reception hall and a dance floor. The walls are built of unfinished stone, and the music is dark electronic, industrial, and new wave. Unusual and atypical events are often held in this unique space.