At quay level in La Cité de la Mode et du Design on the Quai d’Austerlitz, Wanderlust (by Savoir Faire, the team behind Le Social Club and Silencio) is spread out over 1,600 square metres and includes a huge wooden terrace, perfect for watching the sunset with a cocktail in hand. Music is minimal techno and house on a top quality sound system, getting the crowd going to point where, if you’re outside, you can watch well-dressed backsides gyrating together in the club’s huge street level bay windows.
Declared 2012's ‘place to be’ by Paris’s fashionistas, Wanderlust's door policy and prices can get a little tiresome (entry is free, but drinks and food come at a premium), but the top quality programming usually makes it worthwhile. Expect the cream of the new generation of ‘French touch’ electronic dance music (the likes of I:Cube, Etienne de Crecy, Para one, Gilb’r or Busy P), plus excellent fashion-themed nights on Fridays (documentary screenings, catwalk shows and performances), and in the daytimes free fashion workshops for children and adults, yoga, food pop-ups and more. Check the website for the full programme.