Friday, April 08, 2005


This was our version of Studio 54 back in the 80s. Named “The Palace” and located on rue du Faubourg Montmartre in the 9th arrondissement, it used to be a theatre until Fabrice Emaer bought it in 1977 to turn it into the hottest club during the disco years. The Palace opened on March 1st, 1978 starring Grace Jones on stage. Fabrice Emaer died in 1983 of kidney cancer and the club barely survived him. Now it is closed – as you can see from the picture – and nobody knows what the Palace is going to become. Are you a potential buyer?!

3 comments:

  1. ouais, enfin c'est surtout un mythe. moi j'y allais tous les dimanches, sur les deux dernieres annees. je ne descendais pas du podium, de 18h30 a 22h30. on se marrait bien. ceci dit, pas plus que ca. y'avait pas tellement de monde, c'etait assez pretentieux, et ca draguait pas vraiment (pas comme a babylon aujourd'hui par exemple)(y'avait meme pas de back). ou alors j'etais candide, jeune et naive ? bref, c'etait un gtd sympa, mais sans plus. c'est surtout que c'etait le seul.

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  2. Clair que quand le GTD de la rue aux ours est arrivé, ca a tué la concurrence.

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