This September, Absolu Living has decided to test some of Paris’ hottest saunas to give you an idea of what’s on offer during your next stay. The first stop on our tour of the French capital is the Atlantide Sauna, near in the gare de Lyon in the city’s 12th arrondissement. It’s a Paris’ friendly Sauna.
The Atlantide Sauna spans two floors, and its diverse range of customers enjoy a large hammam, mixed sauna, video rooms, relaxation areas with mirrors and matresses and a bar with free tea and coffee.
The first impression on entering the sauna is the warm welcome: the space might be small, but the customer base is made up of a mixture of regulars and visitors. The staff are very friendly and were happy to show us around the sauna and describe the various facilities.
Customers include people of all sexualities, with gay, bi and trans individuals rub shoulders with couples with respect and tolerance.
The staff are also there to keep the place clean, but maintain a low profile if you’re using one of the cabins or other areas dedicated to sex.
The ground floor includes the sauna, the hammam, the showers and some of the cabins, as well as a drinking fountain. Down in the basement, things are more gay, with a dark corridor making it easier to get up close and personal. One of the cabins down here has a sling and the other is equipped with glory holes, but the central cabin is one of the sexiest as it has a two-way mirror allowing anybody sitting in the adjacent cabins to see what you’re up to. For an even hotter time, then a final cabin as a Saint Andrews’ Cross made of solid wood with four leather cuffs to keep you—or your partner—tied down.
We can definitely recommend this as a place for very different people to live out their fantasies.
At 26 € for men and 10 € for women, it’ more expensive than other saunas in Paris, particularly gay saunas, but the difference is part of a deliberate policy to go up market and be open to everybody.
The sauna is open every day from midday to 10 PM, and has a loyalty card meaning your tenth visit is free.
We were bowled over by the politeness and the warm welcome offered by both the staff and other visitors to the Atlantide. We can definitely recommend the Atlantide Sauna as great place to visit for people of any sexuality!
For more information:
Address : 13 Rue Parrot 75012 Paris.
Tel : 01 43 42 22 43 – Metro Line 1 or 14 “Gare de Lyon”
Don’t forget to go to : http://www.absoluliving.com/ the gay accomodation leader !