Tucked under the west wing of the Palais de Tokyo, this offbeat underground club has got all of Paris dancing within its stripped-down concrete walls. Run in sync with the programming at the Palais de Tokyo, the space also holds talks, fashion shows, film screenings, audio and visual installations and dance performances…
Party at the cinema
Access to the Yoyo is impressive. First, you have to cross the Palais de Tokyo’s immaculate and monumental Art Deco colonnade, then walk down a black corridor decorated with graffiti by Lek, Sowat and other street artists – a striking contrast sought out by the organisers. The club itself is made up of one vast room with no decorative frills. High ceilinged, it has a large mezzanine where you can hang out and enjoy a view over the dance floor. Remind you of a cinema? It’s not surprising! The space used to be a screening room for the Cinémathèque française.
The Place to be
Alongside a state-of-the-art sound system, a vast screen displaying supersize videos immerses visitors even more deeply into the party atmosphere. Some of the moment’s most-hyped DJs, including Digitalism and DJ Pone, come to spin beats at the Yoyo, which also holds hip-hop and rock concerts. The diverse programming means there are only club nights on certain weekends. So make sure to check the website before you turn up!