|Address||142 rue Montmartre; 75002 Paris
by rue du Croissant
|Neighbourhood||2nd Arrondissement – Bourse | See on map|
|Metro||Bourse [M3], Grands Boulevards [M8, M9]|
|Price||EUR 65-125 per month, reduced yearly rates for foreign residents.|
|Hours||Tues-Sun 18-06, members only until midnight.|
There are certain cinematic scenes that you’d hate to see recreated for real. The Psycho bathroom. The climate-change chaos of Day After Tomorrow. Anything involving Jennifer Lopez. But then there are the directorial dreamscapes we wish would come alive – including Club Silencio, David Lynch’s fictional club straight out of cult flick Mulholland Drive.
The real deal can now be found on Paris’ rue Montmartre, six flights of stairs below ground, coincidentally also the space where Zola published J’Accuse.
Weird and kind of wonderful, everything from the 50s furniture to the blacked out bathrooms have been designed by Lynch, with disorientating Twin Peak-style spaces moving seamlessly from gilded cocoons to an old-school library and a forest-like smoking room. And whilst they might not have had a ‘banda’ in the movie version, here a cinema and stage incorporated into the space already promises concerts, DJ sets and film screenings.
Operating as a members club before midnight, two levels of membership are available (La Carte and La Carte +), with + members able to take advantage of the mysterious concierge services of John Paul, with crowd-skipping benefits and access to exclusive events. Finally, a chance to see what’s really going on behind those red velvet curtains, if you dare to look.