Creepy Parisian clubs that were lit up before it became mainstream

Creepy Parisian clubs that were lit up before it became mainstream

Categories: Design and Architecture | Europe | History

Surely you have at least once turned the wrong way in an unfamiliar city and found yourself in an area with sinister architecture. In Paris, a hundred years ago, you didn't have to go far: there were nightclubs in fashion that looked quite gloomy.

Creepy Parisian clubs that were lit up before it became mainstream

One of the most popular was the "Infernal Cabaret" (Cabaret de l'Enfer), which opened in the 1890s. The club, located next to the "Paradise Cabaret" in the Red Light Street area, had an interior and atmosphere reminiscent of a Gothic crypt, which contrasted strongly with the fluffy clouds with angels in the neighboring institution.

This was not only the facade. The drinks were named after diseases. They were served by waiters dressed as monks or funeral directors. And all this while you are sitting at a table in the shape of a coffin and watching performances on the themes of death and the afterlife. In general, at that time in Paris it was possible to have terrible fun!

Creepy Parisian clubs that were lit up before it became mainstream

Creepy Parisian clubs that were lit up before it became mainstream

The entourage of the Infernal cabaret will please any supporter of the occult. It took a very brave person to go inside at night. 

Creepy Parisian clubs that were lit up before it became mainstream

Creepy Parisian clubs that were lit up before it became mainstream

Rumor has it that the cracks in the walls inside this room were decorated with streams of molten gold and silver, and there were caves lit by smoldering fires, from which thick smoke and steam poured out, exuding the aromas of sulfur. The atmosphere of a real hell.

Creepy Parisian clubs that were lit up before it became mainstream

Creepy Parisian clubs that were lit up before it became mainstream

Creepy Parisian clubs that were lit up before it became mainstream

From the cracks in the stones, fire periodically burst out, and the rumble of thunder was heard in the rooms. Red imps were silently darting back and forth, delivering drinks to lost souls. Everything was presented at a high, for that time, extremely detached anti-Christian level.

Creepy Parisian clubs that were lit up before it became mainstream

Creepy Parisian clubs that were lit up before it became mainstream

Creepy Parisian clubs that were lit up before it became mainstream

Keywords: Europe | Paris | France | History | Nightclub | Strange | Design and architecture | Horror | Nightlife | Hangout | XX century

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