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L'Usine Opera

L'Usine Opera

L'Usine Opera

Address 8 rue de la Michodiere; 75002 Paris
Neighbourhood 2nd Arrondissement | See on map
Metro Opéra [M3, M7, M8]
Telephone +33 1 42 66 30 30
Website http://www.usineopera.com
Price EUR 50 day pass
Hours Mon-Fri 7-23. Sat-Sun 9-20

Nobody likes to work out surrounded by ugliness; after all, in the pursuit of the ‘body beautiful’, one needs inspiration, non? Designed by Christophe Delcourt, this centre for ‘urban sport’ (ahem) sets out to marry the functional with the deeply design conscience. Set over three floors, there’s a cardio centre, cycling room, weights arena and of course, a playground and bar, all frequented by the well-muscled team of in-house trainers, Les Mécanos, and a healthy dose of celebrities. Saunas are pure Swiss wood-lined heaven, the hammam’s slate grey tiles come with sexy blue black-lighting, and the changing rooms play off the exposed brick walls against sleek black lockers. Oh, and as for the equipment? We can vouch for the fact that it’s very large and impressive.