This is definitely not a Paris, France nightclub. Chateau may sport some lovely French touches in the decor, but the club is all high-energy, high-rent Las Vegas. Three distinct spaces offer three different nightlife experiences. Head up the spiral staircase from the casino floor to enter the nightclub, a long, narrow room flanked by bottle service tables. The sultry red lightings complement the modern French-inspired furnishings, complete with crystal chandeliers hanging from the high ceilings, along with classy touches like the DJ booth planted atop a 10-foot-tall marble fireplace mantel. When it gets too crammed inside, head out to one of two outdoor sections. The first is a VIP deck two stories above the Strip, with unobstructed views of the Fountains of Bellagio; it’s the perfect spot to have a more intimate conversation with that stranger you just met on the dance floor. There’s also the 22,000-square-foot rooftop garden, set at the base of the Eiffel Tower that is essentially a whole other club with its own dance floor and bars. You won’t convince yourself that you’re in Paris proper, but as far as romantic locations, this is just as effective. Chateau is open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:30pm until close.
- Grace Bascos