Those who love music will love the music headquarters called Walrus, located in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. The owners do not consider themselves mere salesmen of albums. Instead, they also believe in providing a specific ambiance — that in which music lovers will feel at home. To add even more to the ambiance, the Walrus is not only a music shop, it is also a bar. It therefore acts as a meeting place, where fans of all types of music can meet each other and discuss their favorite tracks over a beer or a glass of wine.
The Walrus is spread out over 100 square meters, and the bar and bar seating takes up about half of that space. There are roughly 30 seats available for those who wish to grab a seat. The other half of the space is taken up by a the music store section, which contains over 3,500 vinyl selections and 2,500 CD selections. The majority of the music found at the Walrus is indie rock and pop rock, although other genres can be found as well.
There are also listening stations installed in the café area, where patrons can discover types of musics and artists that they were unfamiliar with before. The Walrus is the brain child of two former music salespeople who previously worked at FNAC, France's largest electronics and media retailers. When they branched out on their own, Julie David and Stephane Lavallee (the two owners) decided to make a place for music lovers only.
David and Lavallee boasted 17 years in the music sales business before that opened the Walrus. Now that they have created their own space, they can offer good music and a fun environment. Guests staying at one of the Grands Hôtels Parisiens can take part in this unique music experience themselves during their stay in Paris. Where else can you rock out with real artists while enjoying a nice Brooklyn IPA, Grolsch or even a whiskey?