IDM Sauna
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IDM Sauna
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IDM Sauna

4 rue du Faubourg, Montmartre, Paris, France, 75009  map 
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Large gay sauna on four floors. The ground level features a gym and bar, dry sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. On the upper floors, there are private cabins, video room, play zone, etc.

IDM is open daily from noon-1am. Thursdays through Sundays from 4pm are ‘Naked Only’.

nearest station : Grands Boulevards


bar, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, gym

Updated: 13-Jan-2021
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weekday: 12:00 - 01:00
weekend: 12:00 - 01:00

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  1. R R
    Best sauna in Paris

    “Large, busy, reasonably clean, no attitude from staff or clients. What more can you ask for? I've been to all the Paris saunas and this is the best - also much better than any of the horrible places in London.“

  2. c chris
    A must in Paris

    “I have the best action every time I go there!“

  3. L Luca
    Good place in Paris

    “Visited one sunday afternoon around 15:30 in november 2019. I had to wait 20 minutes in a queue to enter as it was already full, but as I got in I was happy to be there as it was full of men of different age, color, style, both turists and locals. Nice atmosphere, the place is big and you can walk around and find fun almost everywhere. Some attitude but in general people are there to have fun and not only to pose. You can get slippers at the entrance (I did) with an extra fee, towels changes are free. I definitely consider this as a good sauna and actually my favourite one in Paris.“

  4. C C
    Pretty good

    “Probably the best sauna I’ve been to. Clean, free lube/condom. Everything works and no attitude. I went twice when I was in Paris. The first time was Sunday and I had to queue to get in. I was shocked but it was great. I didn’t know I could take more towels and only found out the second time. Well I guess it was because I didn’t speak French so it’s understandable. Overall it’s a really really good sauna.“

  5. P Pepe
    Muy bien

    “Clean, with good installation and with people for all tastes. After visiting another sauna in Paris, characterized by the lack of cleanliness, I really liked it.“

  6. A Anonymous
    OK! Visit it!

    “I went the for the first time in 30th july 2019.
    I walked from the Garu du Nord using Maps and I arrived at the sauna in about 20-30 minutes of walking (I walk slow).
    From the street I entered a interiour yard and I could see a door and some stairs. The person from the front office talks english and is a very nice and friendly person. He answered all my questions every time I had something to ask. I even ask how many people are in the sauna already since it was 2 in the afternoon. There were 40 people already. I received my locker key and a towel and he gave me instructions regarding the locker room direction and the showers.
    I didn's ask and he didn't tell me that condomns and lube are for free and you can find those in any room and place in the sauna but I was happy to see that. The only thing that made me think was that the container with condoms is open in both sides and everyone can slip there other condoms, and I don't mean used.
    I was told I can take as many towels I need, for free, and that was everyone doing, and I find that a great idea!
    Also I used my slippers and I forgot to ask if they offered free slippers or not, so I can not give you an answer. A lot of men were walking barefoot but that is not hygienic for me since you can easily catch a fungus. Unlike in other saunas where I saw personnel cleaning every 1-2 hours, I haven't seen anyone here come and clean the floors.
    So, near the front office there is the locker room, the bar and the gym, from there you can go downstairs to the jacuzzi and showers, toilettes and sauna cabins, or you can go upstairs where the cruising area is, the private cabins, slings, smoking area, and also you can go even further upstairs to another area with kinky rooms.
    I found their music to be very entertaining and the lightning of all areas very nice, not to bright, not to dark.
    The private cabins were small in my opinion, with tiny beds that 2 persons can not stay side by side. There were few rooms with bigger beds. T
    The dark room was just a rectangular room, semi dark cause you could easily see everyone, with benches and a platform.“

  7. M Mike
    Best Sauna Experience in Paris

    “I tried a few different saunas in Paris and found IDM to be the best of the bunch, in terms of both crowd numbers and facilities. Quite busy on weekends (around 3-8pm both Saturdays and Sundays) and fairly active on weekdays at the end of work (around 3pm to 6pm).

    The basic set up: sauna/jacuzzi on the basement level, lockers/nice sized gym/bar on the ground level. One floor up is where most of the action takes place. There are lots of private rooms where guys meet up, some with gloryholes. This floor also has a couple of open darkroom areas. My favorite area on this floor was the "cockpit" which has elevated gloryholes (sometimes called a "suckatorium") where guys walk up a few steps to a number of large gloryholes. On the top floor there is a smaller cruising area with a darkroom as well as another set of elevated gloryholes, though this floor is much less busy than the floor below it.

    As long as your expectations are reasonable (i.e., don't expect the place to be filled with Bel Ami adult stars), this is a really fun and very busy sauna where you can "get your fill". Highly recommended!“

  8. M Moscardini

    “Location: Convenient. A stone's throw from the Grand Boulevards metro station.
    Type of customer: Men from 25 to 50 years, but especially around 40. The sauna is very popular, but the average quality of men is not very high. In the sense that the 'average man' model is the one most often encountered in corridors. We have not seen old men and, also for this reason, we will come back for sure.
    Structure: 4 floors. On the ground floor there are the changing rooms and the gym (someone trains naked, but the tools are used very little, it's not a real gym). On the first floor (where the crowd is concentrated) there are booths and an area for group fun. On the second floor there are toilets for particular games and a dark (empty) area. In the basement there is a small sauna (nobody ever enters) and a very small steam room, as well as a very nice heated pool.
    Cleaning: To be improved.
    Prices: Good, also because the clean wipes are piled up at the bar and left free for the customers.
    Advice for customers: Bring your slippers. If you feel more comfortable, you can wear a swimsuit. Better to enter the afternoon, especially on Saturdays and Sundays. The variety of customers will make it easy for you to find someone who matches your tastes, unless you are looking for muscular males; in this case, you may be disappointed.
    Tips for the managers: If there were so many entrances during the afternoon hours, it would be better to clean up before the after dinner guests arrive. Lockers where leaving clothes are a bit too small, you should change them. It is not acceptable to turn on all the lights an hour and twenty minutes before closing time (to push people to leave).“

  9. C Chaz
    Good clean fun

    “Facility is well maintained, good mix of men when I went on a Wed afternoon, died down significantly after 9 pm. Would go again“

  10. Y Yvan
    Visito la sauna cada vez que visito Paris

    “I was last Sunday with my husband. We arrived at 3 in the afternoon and the sauna was already full of people. The place is very large and has a very good distribution, on different floors, and with good lighting, in the necessary places. Everything is very clean and all the cabins have dispensaries with condoms and lubricant, and lamps with adjustable light.

    There are people of different ages and for all tastes; with quite a few very "hot" guys. The staff at the sauna is very polite and helpful. Especially friendly is the bartender at the bar, Eric, with whom I was having a good conversation. This is my third visit to IDM, and I will definitely come back again when I return to Paris the next time; totally recommendable“

  11. M Marc
    Slow on Friday night in September

    “The facility is nice and clean. I came about 10 pm on a Friday night and thought it was suprisingly slow. Mostly younger guys between 25 to 40. No big bears or old guys at all. They only serve beer at the small bar and other than the receptionist, they don’t speak English so be prepared. I met a fine athletic twink visiting from Mexico but he was on his way out. I thought IDM was open later on the weekends but it closed promtly at 1 am. I left unsatisfied.“

  12. M Markus

    “Was there a few times already. Found always somebody to have fun with.“

  13. C Chris
    Best Sauna In Paris

    “The naturiste days are great. I go there every time I come to Paris, and I have such a great time!“

  14. S Stephen
    Older traveler from Florida.

    “I went to IDM Sauna 3 times while on my vacation. The place was reasonably clean considering what goes on. The men vary in ages so that everyone has fun. Men in Paris go to have fun, not just stand around like they are too good for everyone. I have been to bath houses in many countries and this is one of my favorite because of the men going there making it fun. Thanks gay men of Paris for being so sexy and fun.“

  15. I Ian
    Does the business

    “This sauna certainly does the business and delivers on action. Aspects are thoughtfully designed, particularly The Cockpit, however the layout of the sauna and steam room is a little awkward. I wouldn't rate it as the best sauna in Paris, neverheless a great option.“

  16. A Alex

    “This place is amazing. I was in Paris during the month of April and I visited this place 3 times, I do love the idea of being naked because all you get is just a hand towel upon arrival. Very good looking men! and it probably had to be my most lucky days because every guy that I hooked up with was very nice and sweet! and I did not experienced any attitude from anyone. I strongly recommend this place, and cannot wait for November to be back Paris.“

  17. J Jean marc
    Un cran en dessous du suncity

    “Même prix que le suncity alors que les prestations ne sont pas au même niveau : salle de gym minuscule et très mal équipée, pas de salle tele, pas de piscine, Sauna nettement moins bien.
    Même le dimanche après midi je trouve la clientèle peu mixte ( pratiquement pas de blacks ni de beur), beaucoup de Bears et des trolls. Jamais vu un seul beau mec.
    J'y suis allé trois quatre fois et toujours déçu.“

  18. M Mario
    Not clean

    “Caution: People go in big jaccuzzi without showering and the place smell awful. Hammam very small and smell dirty people. Cabins are extremely dirty, smell bad, mattresses wet, floor slippery- no cleaning material in the cabins - did not see any cleaning going on by the staff, not to mention that for 21eu. (most expensive sauna in Paris) they could keep the place clean!!! Definitely gone downhill. Can't speak/did not use about its small limited eqpt. gym. Did not see people using, other than people going in there for lockers.“

  19. M Merrick
    Great Place

    “New Yorker here in Paris. Visited twice during the week. Can only imagine the weekends. Always satisfied.“

  20. K Kiki
    Best ever

    “Have been there like 5 times and every single time is a real pleasure. I do love a glory hole and there is à special cabin for this, I can spend like 2 hours sitting in thé dark on my knees waiting for several beautiful presents!!!! I tried many other saunas and I swear this one is the cleaner and thé best.“

  21. T Tib
    Great times to be had!

    “I went on a Sunday afternoon at 4.30 (when it's 'naked only') and it was already busy. An hour later and the place was heaving. Great range of men (age, body type, style) and some real hotties. Everywhere was clean and in good condition. Sauna, steam room, jacuzzi are all a good size and the cruising areas are really extensive. If you're into younger guys, the day I went they tended to arrive mostly later (after 6.00), but I don't know if this is typical. At 21 Euros it's one of the more expensive places - but definitely worth it.“

  22. A Alfred
    A standard

    “This place has been around forever and it always provides good value. LOTS of muscle guys, some with "attitude", but there is someone for everyone here and most gay guys in Paris will admit to having gone there more than once!“

  23. C Craig
    Best in Paris

    “Pretty good wet/hot facilities, very good cruising areas, and great variety of men! Best of the Paris saunas !“

    • J Jim
      Classy sauna

      “One of the best saunas in Paris, this is the place for chubby men and those who chase them. Sundays are HOT, packed full of gorgeous guys of all ages. A beautiful place in one of the smartest areas of Paris, entry is through one of those famous little 19th century shopping arcades.“

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