Imagine a stately French castle where a dancing obsessed shut-in brings guests to party, drink and overlook the glittering estate. Now forget most of that because it's weird. But it's kind of what we pretend every time we're in Chateau at Paris Las Vegas. It's not really stately, because it is in a Las Vegas casino after all. And it's technically not French. But when you get a table on the second floor, or you're standing outside beneath the Eiffel Tower spying the fountains across Las Vegas Boulevard, it's easy to get lost in the allure of the modern manor.
To be clear: You're not a wealthy shut-in who lives at the nightclub. So don't go acting like you own the place. But do live it up as much as you can. Chateau may not be the newest or the most talked about club on the Las Vegas Strip, but it's solid, sultry and it makes a statement about how a nightclub can be sophisticated without sacrificing craziness.
You know the old saying whenever you're shopping for your latest grand, French estate, "la'cations, la'cations, la'cations." (It has been brought to our attention that that's not actually French. We don't care.) It's as true of Parisian castles as it is of Vegas clubs. When searching for the best place to party in Vegas, while maintaining a view of and connection to the city, it's hard to find a better spot than Chateau. Being inside with the chandeliers and the fireplace/DJ booth is beautiful, but being beneath the tower, across from the Bellagio, so near the street and the people, is something truly magnifique.
Chateau Rooftop Garden, the outdoor nightclub, is something more than just another balcony on the Strip. All you have to do is look up and see the Eiffel Tower to feel like a commoner who banded together with the townspeople to throw a bash against excess -- then you all just ended up partying instead. And that's totally understandable. The glamour is casually elegant and the amenities are the same drinks and leather seats you can get anywhere. But at Chateau they're all just a little more rich for being housed beneath a monument to art, architecture and design.
Including the The Terrace with its own splendid view, the Chateau experience is one more of regal simplicity than over-the-top-of-the-Eiffel-Tower opulence. But if you enjoy classic beauty amongst modern features, with just a soupcon of dark appeal, Chateau is where you just might find your raison d'Vegas. ... Croissant. (We don't know any more French words.)