Where in the World is Les Chandelles (Candles), the swinger club allegedly frequented by Dominique Strauss Kahn (DSK, Map, Street View, Pics)

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The book “DSK: Les Secrets d’un presidentiable” (Secrets of a presidential contender) affirms that Dominique Strauss Kahn, the recently resigned IMF head arrested for sexual assault at Sofitel Hotel in New York, was a customer of the Paris swinger (wife swapping) club “Les Chandelles” (Candles). Chandelles is presented by the site Jetset Report in these terms:

Around midnight the club comes alive as the adjacent boudoir, with its bed-like lounge furniture, percolates with fleshy-bodies exposing themselves for all to see. Each person is attractive in their own way, like individual peacocks flaunting their feathers for all to see. It seems the club replenishes itself throughout the night as couples tire and move-on, only to be replaced by others making their way from prior engagements – skipping dinner and dancing no less.

The Chandelles Website entices prospective customers with this teaser:

The Candles invite you to an highly entertaining and captivating trip to the heart of sensuality and pleasure of the senses. At the Candels, dare to discover a world of heady sensory, in a boudoir erotic

sophisticated … for the sake of pleasure … in complete freedom…

When today, sex and pornography expose themselves to the wind and to all eyes, I put on the enchanting magic of the awakening of the senses, I plebiscite games of seduction and defends with fervor the subtle magic of eroticism. Reinventing night after night the art of seduction, erotic freedom and the festive spirit.

The candles are reserved for beings sensitive to glamor, elegance, and aesthetics, the proponents of free erotic, the “addicts” of fantasy and celebration …

You want to enter the magic of the Candles?
Seduce us …

You already embellish your nights with the Candles?

Remember that seduction is like an unfinished painting …

The Petite Brigitte blog (an American expat insider guide to Paris) takes the hype to a new level, presenting Chandelles as a place of female empowerment (Is she under contract to attract new American clientelle?).

If you and your man are open to new and exciting things (as you should be in Paris!), let yourself be seduced by the candlelit ambiance of Les Chandelles. A few glasses of champagne, a look around at the beautiful clientele, and you might just find yourself playing the libertine for a night.

Les Chandelles is a naughty little secret that few in Parisian society will admit to knowing. Located in the 1st arrondisement, it is the most VIP swingers club in Paris– only the sexy need attend. But don’t worry ladies, this place is not a hedonistic realm of male-oriented pleasure. On the contrary, clientele attest to the fact that women are the queens of the night and that most of the liaisons transpire out of female seduction.

There is no doubt that a woman was behind the creation of this sexy little joint. Madame Valerie is the femmefatale mastermind of Les Chandelles, and will give you advice on everything from the best lingerie to wear, to a sexy reading list. Here is a lady who knows the rules of seduction!

For some bizarre reason, Vitamin XXX, the “sports water” company, decided to organize one of its promotional parties at Les Chandelles, where you can see some interior pictures…

Google Street View and Map of Les Chandelles Swinger club


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Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei – Professor of Communication at Purdue University – studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei’s teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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