Le Queen


Europe, France, Paris

Le Queen is a nightclub in Paris, located on the avenue des Champs-Élysées. Once a gay nightclub, Le Queen was formerly known as "Le Central" until its closing in early 1991. It was more or less the sequel to the infamous Parisian club, "Le Boy" as it was owned by the same person. The golden age of the club was between 1993 and 1996; while entrance was extremely selective (Sandrine was the Physionomiste), it was in fact free on most nights (excluding Fridays and Saturdays). Mondays were, and still are, one of the most crowded evenings for the nightclub. As the log running disco night was a carry over from the days of "Le Boy" where it was also tremendously popular. The original "Directeur Artistique" was none other than David Guetta. Dj's at that time (1993-1995) included David Guetta, Rony, Nick Nice, Claude Monnet as well as many guest dj's such as Laurent Garnier, Derrick May, Sasha and many more. Many world famous DJs have taken the stage at Le Queen over the years, including DJ Dimitri who helped popularize the club with a weekly club-night called Paris is Burning. This opened Le Queen up to a substantial heterosexual following, taking it from a Paris gay club to a Paris mega club. Current resident DJs include Offer Nissim, Paul Van Dyk, Deep Dish, Lucy, KFK, and Michael Kaiser.