Skiing down the last part of the nursery slopes at the end of the day or walking past the popular Cocorico at après, you probably don’t have any idea there’s a huge nightclub right under your feet, but back in 2008 local boy Cyril Bonnevie took on the massive task of building the 1000m2 Doudoune Club, then burying most of it under the pistes again.
Working with an international team, over the few years since opening Cyril has created a new vibe and excitement on the club scene in Val d’Isère, taken on the more established nightclubs at their own game and figuratively as well as literally carved out a place for Doudoune.
Some of the biggest and best parties in Val d’Isère have been held here and their famous “Club 21” evenings – on the 21st of each month – pay homage to the iconic Club 21 nightclub which used to be in the main street with 70s and 80s cheese and fancy dress and are among the most popular nights all season with locals and holiday makers alike.
Household names such as David Guetta, Pete Tong and Roger Sanchez have entertained the Doudoune crowd and Radio One DJ Danny Howard appeared there to launch the 2016 season with a huge bang on a massive night at the beginning of December.
Doudoune Club has been totally re-designed for the 2016 season and the Enchanted Forest theme gives a cosier and more welcoming atmosphere for early evening before the party really gets started, while later on the show really gets going in the gypsy circus. It’s hard to describe……you really need to see it for yourself.
While other nightclubs may be known around town as “British” or “French”, Doudoune is rightly proud of its truly International atmosphere. The bar staff this year alone include British, French, Scandinavians and Canadians though all speak fluent English so you’ll feel right at home.
Doudoune Club is open from 10.30pm to 5am – get there early for free entry before midnight, there’s live music or entertainment from 11pm and bar, rather than nightclub, prices early on as well.
It’s literally less than five minutes’ walk from most of the popular bars and restaurants in the centre of town or right beside the bus stop at Rond Point des Pistes. If you’re feeling really lazy, call Doudoune on +33 6 01 45 69 07 and they’ll send their party bus to collect you and drop you at their door.
When you’re ready to leave in the wee small hours, the party bus will take you home as well!