Parisian Nightclub ‘Les Bains’

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Originally built as a public bathhouse in the 19th century, Les Bains-Douches would eventually be reborn as one of the hottest night clubs in Paris known simply as Les Bains, a destination for celebrities including  Mick Jagger, Johnny Depp and Andy Warhol.

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After some second rate re-construction in 2010, the building was closed down and considered a safety hazard. Buildings in France are rarely torn down, so  it will however be gutted and be completely rebuilt on the interior. The owner Jean-Pierre Marois, turned  the building over to 50 street artists who have been working since January to turn the building into an extensive display of artwork.

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Unfortunately the former nightclub is closed to the public, but photographers were allowed in to shoot many of the artworks in progress. Shown here is just a small selection, go to Les Bains “One Day One Artist” to see more of what was captured.

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http://www.lesbains-paris.com/

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3 thoughts on “Parisian Nightclub ‘Les Bains’

  1. bnj423 says:

    Reblogged this on FREE WiLL.

  2. dborys says:

    Reblogged this on Debra R. Borys and commented:
    A relative after my own heart. Thanks, Don, for posting a link to this great story. I’m going to find out more info and post about it on my Painted Black novel site.

  3. Comme j’ai pu suer sur ces planches …
    Sympa les graphs street art

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