CULTURE

Les Bains Is Back


Once the preferred escape for authors like Marcel Proust and the Belle Epoque bohemians, Les Bains Guerbois—the palatial Parisian bathhouse—was reincarnated in the 1980s as a glamorous nightclub where celebrities like Mick Jagger, Naomi Campbell, and Kate Moss cavorted. The party came to an end in 2010, but now the Bains are back—and this time, you can stay the night. The historic property—which has been transformed into a chic new hotel by interior decorator Denis Montel and designer Tristan Auer—reopens this week. Here, a look back at its colorful history.

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Catherine Deneuve and Karl Lagerfeld attend a fashion week Party at Les Bains Douches in the 1990s in Paris, France. Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage.

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Kristen McMenamy and Naomi Campbell attend a fashion week Party at Les Bains Douches in the 1990s in Paris, France. Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage

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Kenzo and Grace Jones attend a fashion week Party at Les Bains Douches in the 1990s in Paris, France. Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage.

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Julie Delpy poses with her portrait by Jean Claude Lagreze at a fashion week party at Les Bains Douches in the 1990s in Paris, France. Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage.

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Singers Guesch Patti and Vanessa Paradis attend a fashion week Party at Les Bains Douches in the 1990s in Paris, France. Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage.

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Yvette Horner (center) performs in a Jean Paul Gaultier Guinguette Party at Les Bains Douches in the 1990s in Paris, France. Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage.

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DJ Corti and Laurent Boyer attend a fashion week Party at Les Bains Douches in the 1990s in Paris, France. Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage.

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Frederic Beigbeder and Francoise Lacroix attend a fashion week Party at Les Bains Douches in the 1990s in Paris, France. Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage.

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Outside of the new Les Bains. Photo courtesy of the establishment.

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The bar at the new Les Bains. Photo courtesy of the establishment.