If there’s one thing Paris has been missing for years it’s a decent private club - one that encourages artistic networking, before letting the general public into its entrails for a night of soulful partying. Cue the Silencio - David Lynch’s first ever joint, named after the cult venue in his 2001 movie Mulholland Drive. Set underneath the Social Club, the hangout for Paris’s music savvy nightowls, the surrealist director has designed every aspect of the décor, from the gold-leaf walls, to the neo-1950s style furniture created to "induce and sustain a specific state of alertness and openness to the unknown". There are concerts by up-and-coming bands, film premières, eclectic club nights and a stream of prestigious guests. If you’re not out for full-blown membership (to get it you’ll need 780 euros, plus proof of your artistic credentials), access is after midnight; but you’ll have to look right to get in.