A swinger club for the elite in Paris: Les Chandelles

Those who think swinger clubs are synonymous with just underground nightclubs, don’t know the Les Chandelles in Paris, an awesome club échangiste or club libertin as they are known in France.

Bar and dancing area in Les Chandelles swing club, in Paris.
Les Chandelles swing club, in Paris.

Swinger club très chic em Paris

How do I get in the club?

Les Chandelles is famous for its restrictive policies.  In order to be allowed in, you must be very “neat and clean,” following their guidelines. There are also no BDSM, collars or accessories in that genre allowed.

There are also comments that are floating around the internet that you may also not be allowed in if you don’t fit in with the target audience. This means that some people who might be “out of shape” may be given the boot at the entrance.

Miss F arriving at Les Chandelles, swing club in Paris..
Miss F arriving at Les Chandelles.

While we don’t know if this rule is actually true, we definitely saw a lot of beautiful people at the club, people of all colors, shapes and sizes.

The policies did not bother us at all, and we think Les Chandelles stand out as a great swinger club in Paris. We see this policy as an opportunity to dress up and mingle with a crowd we don’t usually see at libertin clubs.

While the online ratings only give this club 3 out of 5 stars, we give it 5 stars, with praise! We noticed a lot of the bad reviews were from those who were actually barred from the club and never stepped a foot inside. While those are unfortunate experiences, they do not accurately portray the experience of the actual customers.

There is a saying that goes “how do you know you hate it if you haven’t tried it?”

When can I go to the swing club?

If you are in Paris, it’s easy to go to this swinger club: it’s open every night and on Sundays and Mondays, single men are allowed. All the other days are only for couples.

The party starts late with most arriving around 11:00 pm unless you are having dinner, and then you’ll arrive at 9:30 pm.

Schedule: Les Chandelles swing club, Paris.

  • Monday:
    • Afternoon 15:30 to 20:30 = single men allowed, 29 Euros
    • Dinner 20:30 = single men allowed, 98 Euros with access to party after
    • Party 22:00, single men allowed, 48 Euros
  • Tuesday:
    • Afternoon 15:30 to 20:30 = single men allowed, 29 Euros
    • Party 22:30, only couples, 96 Euros with two drinks
  • Wednesday:
    • Afternoon 15:30 to 20:30 = single men allowed, 29 Euros
    • Dinner 21:30, couples only, 310 Euros with full dinner, bottle of champagne and two drinks at the party
    • Party 22:30, only couples, 96 Euros with two drinks
  • Thursday:
    • Lunch 13:00 mixed, 70 Euros with lunch and two drinks
    • Afternoon 15:30 to 20:30 = single men allowed, 29 Euros
    • Dinner 21:30, couples only, 310 Euros with full dinner, bottle of champagne and two drinks at the party
    • Party 22:30, only couples, 96 Euros with two drinks
  • Friday:
    • Afternoon 15:30 to 20:30 = single men allowed, 29 Euros
    • Dinner 21:30, couples only, 310 Euros with full dinner, bottle of champagne and two drinks at the party
    • Party 22:30, only couples, 96 Euros with two drinks

Saturday is the traditional swing night

  • Saturday:
    • On the last Saturday of each month there will be lunch, 13:00 mixed, 70 Euros with lunch and two drinks
    • Afternoon 15:30 to 20:30 = single men allowed, 29 Euros
    • Dinner 21:30, couples only, 310 Euros with full dinner, bottle of champagne and two drinks at the party
    • Party 22:30, only couples, 96 Euros with two drinks
  • Sunday:
    • Party 22:00, single men allowed, 96 Euros with two drinks

The schedule changes on holidays so make sure you check with the club on those days.

The Facilities at Les Chandelles

The center of the club is a big, luxurious bar with great service and quality drinks. Attached is a small dance floor, poles for dancing, sofas and a table with an assortment of candies and chocolates for nibbling.

Restaurant area at Les Chandelles
Restaurant area at Les Chandelles

While it might be famous for being a liberal club in Paris, it’s also a charming restaurant! On one floor of the house the restaurant offers quality French food in a luxurious environment.

They offer lunch and dinner, but on a set schedule. Lunch is on Thursdays and on the last Saturday of each month and is much cheaper than dinner. Dinner is offered on most days, except Tuesday and Sunday, and requires a reservation, as usual in Paris, even in swinger clubs as we can see.

Expansive dinners

Reserved dinner is a closed menu – a formule in French – dining option that includes appetizers, a main entree, dessert, a bottle of champagne, access to the club and two additional drinks. They charge 310 Euros per couple, making it a bit expensive for some people.

If that price tag seems a bit too hefty, you can choose to get a la carte dinner that prices per type of meal you receive. At the time that we visited, it cost 22 Euros for appetizers, 22-30 Euros for a main course and 12 Euros for dessert. While not exactly cheap, it’s not out of the ordinary for a nice restaurant in Paris either.

Cheaper options

An even more economical option is offered on Mondays where you pay 98 Euros with access to the club which includes full dinner as well. We’ve never visited on a Monday, but according to online research, it shows there is a lot more movement there on those nights, but we bet it’s full of single men, not so much couples or women. If you like the idea, it should be a perfect evening.

According to Google, many people go to Les Chandelles on Mondays.

Unlike other clubs, Les Chandelles does not have private rooms that lock. All of the spaces are public and other couples may always join the action.

Bar at Les Chandelles

Their version of the traditional “labyrinth” we usually find in swinger clubs is not built with an “underground atmosphere”. It’s just a few rather pretty cute rooms connected, with dim light.

Let’s talk about swinger sex

Do not confuse chic with prudish; the club itself is chic but the sex rolls loose. Minus the bar, people are fucking everywhere.

Where do I leave my things?

Upon arrival at the club, you can leave your cell phone, wallet, purse, and jacket at the front desk. While they don’t have lockers, it is a cloakroom service that is included in the price and runs on trust.

It is a bit strange for us as Brazilians to leave our wallet and cash at the entrance, so we only took what was essential and left the rest at our hotel.

Everyone remains clothed or at least partially dressed at all times. It is not a club like Fun4Two or Fata Morgana that you stay in just your underwear. Even in the bedrooms, most still have some loose pieces of clothing on.

Thankfully, no part of the club is cold, which is even more reason to leave your jacket or pullover at the front desk. I almost died of heat in a blazer! Everyone else was wearing just a regular shirt or blouse.

Dinner or sex at Les Chandelles?

Because the club offers both, it’s a legitimate question to ask yourself! You can go straight to the party or have a meal before. Depending on the day as well you might be visiting in the afternoon or evening.

Our experience at the swinger club

We love going to new swinger clubs, and Les Chandelles was in the must do list.

We are a very anxious couple. We arrived in Paris on Christmas Eve and were dying to go to Les Chandelles as soon as possible. We sent them a message before to confirm that they would be open, but the French aren’t exactly good with social networking.

In a mix of us not being able to write in French and our French friends not understanding English very well, we got it wrong. And so, when we finally made it to the club, we were met with a locked door.

Chatting with Les Chandelles, in Paris.
Chatting with Les Chandelles, in Paris. Something was lost in this communication.

We didn’t believe it at first, but after standing in the chilly street for awhile, we believed our sad fate and instead drown our sorrows by eating escargots at the Cafe de la Paix near the club.

Those who don't have a swing club to go in Paris, eat escargots.
Those who don’t have a swinger club to go in Paris, eat escargots.

Let’s try again

But, we didn’t give up that easy! We checked the website again and it stated that the club opens at 10:30 pm next day. So anxious as ever, the next day we arrived promptly at 10:28 pm! Our motto is to always arrive early and take an Omeprazole to prevent ulcers!

The result of our early arrival? The door. Again! We waited until someone came out and explained that while the website states 10:30 pm, they actually don’t open until 11 pm.

Close to the swing club Les Chandelles, in Paris.

While we were thrilled that the club was going to be open soon, December in Paris does not involve warm and pleasant nights. Our wanderings only lasted until the first heated door: a Japanese sago shop. While we weren’t exactly sure what that meant, we knew we were warmer there than outside! We grabbed some at the shop and then headed back to the club.

Friday night at the swinger club

As soon as we entered, we were given a warm welcome and given a low down of the rules. We left everything at the cloakroom and headed in to the party.

It was a Friday night so the club was filled with beautiful couples. A few people were crowding around the sweets table so while Ms F headed to grab some candy, I went to get a whiskey.

An then, the night went on. Fun. Sex. Nice couples, good quality drinks. All as anticipated.

Thursday afternoon at the swinger club

We also grabbed lunch at the Les Chandelles on Thursday. Lunch was great, we ate well, drank a whole bottle of white wine and then we were ready for club action.

In the afternoon, however, there were very few couples and a lot of single men. While all the men were good looking and seemed well educated, it’s just not our style. We prefer the standard swinger schedule of only couples and girls. We are not comfortable with ten dicks for each pussy in the room.

How to get to Les Chandelles?

Les Chandelles is in the heart of Paris, right near the Opera. Using subway line 1, you can hop off the Palais Royal Musee du Louvre station and then it’s another five minutes by foot. While it might be easy to get to during the day, at night with the ladies in high heels, it might be easier to take an Uber.

3.3 stars? The club is 5 stars, with honor!
3.3 stars? The club is 5 stars, with honor!

Where to stay

We stayed at the Stendhal Place, which is a typical Parisian hotel only 500 meters from the swinger club. It is from the Accor network and follows the standard of the M. Gallery: clean, comfortable and everything working!

Stendhal Place doesn’t have the modern infrastructure as some of the recently renovated M. Gallery, like our all times favorite Ink Hotel in Amsterdam, but it does the job. It’s a lovely old building, with just two or three rooms per floor and a very small refurbished elevator from many decades ago. A great option if you intend to go to Les Chandelles often.

Coming back from Les Chandelles Swing Club, in Paris.
Miss F arrives back at hotel, after Les Chandelles swing club, in Paris.

Our room had a balcony – we took advantage of it. What else is a Parisian balcony for?

Prontos para ir para o swing club, em Paris.
What else is a Parisian balcony for?

Who are we?

We are a couple who like to have fun. He is in his mid 40s and she is in her mid 20s. We have been to Les Chandelles twice, on the 27th and 28th of December in 2018 and we plan on going back in December of 2019.

We have no official ties to Les Chandelles, nor to any other swinger club or hotel. This is the club’s website for more information. This blog only reflects our opinions and experiences.

Of course, prices and times may change over time and our information should only serve as a reference.

If you find anything that is wrong or has changed, let us know and we will correct it.

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