The building’s history is an ironic and colourful backdrop for a club celebrating the many facets of the Miu Miu woman. It was built in the mid-1800s, commissioned by the infamous courtesan Esther Lachmann (known as La Paiva) for her private residence.

La Paiva held some of the most tantalising and decadent soirees of the age in the lavish mansion. Her circle included members of the literary, artistic, political and intellectual elite, including Gustave Flaubert and Emile Zola.

Since 1904, Hotel de la Paiva has been home to the Travellers Club, a gentlemen's club (10 years ago women began to be admitted), partial to travel and backgammon.

the-miumiu-club Paris is an evolution of exclusive Miu Miu Clubs held in London, Shanghai, LA, and Macau.