It is in a former warehouse of Gibert Jeune that the Klay opened its doors in 2009† In the wake of its big brother, the Ken Club, this sports club had to revive the Paris athletics scene.
First the address — here we’re not talking about a sports hall, but a real place of life dedicated to athletes — shook up the codes, especially in terms of space. Before going to reception and collecting your suitcase you had to go through a hall. This is also being transformed into an extension of the restaurant for sports enthusiasts (or gourmets), overlooking the rue Saint-Sauveur.
After winning the hearts of hyperactive Parisians thanks to extensive lessons and state-of-the-art equipment, all eyes were then on his little brother, Blanche. Installed in a sublime mansion of the 9th century from the end of 2018, it took on the concept of a club, with a restaurant managed by Jean Imbert, a sculptural bar, a private cinema in addition to its fitness equipment, its classrooms and its swimming pool . But now in 2022, the Klay regains the advantage.
Le Klay, sports club version 3.0
Today, the Klay remains one of the most prominent sports clubs in Paris. So why change a winning team? † It’s a dating story asks Thomas Heisser, Ken Group communications manager. † This new project was naturally realized thanks to the know-how of our partners and friends. †
New courses, new speakers (Aurélie Saada, Julie Pujols), but also and above all a new environment. The restaurant is now run by the neighboring Shabour gang. On the lobby side there is a hairdressing service and an art gallery to feed the imagination between two courses.
ODA Paris enchants the Klay . again
Eve Ducroq and Arnaud Dollinger, partners in life and in the city, ODA founded Paris with the aim of supporting brands in creating exceptional scenographies that combine vintage and contemporary. With a keen eye and a keen network, the two bargain hunters have made modernism and young creation their speciality.
Arthur Benzaquen, founder of Klayo, their slip, one day, having the desire to give the lobby of his club the soul of a house, a space where one would appreciate to spend his day reading or teleworking. The hall then becomes the scene of an evolving scenography with design and decorative finds for sale. The ceramics of Villa Arev or the crazy creations inspired by Memphis of Agnst Design mingled at Christmas to form a collection of vintage furniture looking for buyers. Because there is the particularity of this unique gallery: all the pieces are for sale and will then be replaced.
Bites in Tekes
In Paris it is quite rare to find a good restaurant within a sports club† However, the Tékés took up the challenge.
In a brand new loft-like setting — Toro & Liautard restaurant regulars will go nuts — the fine team is busy at the bar, open to the dining room. The small portions will melt together and run out before the server returns. Tékés is an ode to plants and cooking over a fire. A score composed by conductor Cécile Lévy.
Concerned about preserving the planet, Tékés is a restaurant that is strongly committed to a virtuous future. In the dining room as well as in the kitchen, nothing is lost, everything is transformed. No ingredient ends up in the waste container; it will be reused somehow. The decoration in turn has been developed as much as possible from recycled or reused materials. A bubble out of time.
> Sports club Le Klay. 4bis Rue Saint-Sauveur, 75002 Paris. Information.