Cabaret in Paris
If visiting Paris you really want to get into its folklore, watching a cabaret show, or as Parisians call it “revues”, is a must. In fact, the cabaret was born in Paris in 1881 with “Le Chat noire” (the black cat) that was the first. After that this kind of show, full of dance, music, humour and sometimes also magic, became so famous that many other cabarets were built. Nowadays, watching a revues is still one of the best way to enjoy Parisian night life. These cabarets are also famous restaurants, in fact during the show you can enjoy your dinner. When booking you can choose with these options: French dinner & Show at the table; show at the table and champagne; just the show at the bar (only in case of some cabaret show).
116 Bis, Avenue des Champs Elysées-75008 Paris
The Lido is one of the most important cabarets, it closed its doors for several months to get a makeover but it came back with a wonderful Franco Dragone’s show who is famous for being the artistic director, and creative director of the Cirque du Soleil. The Lido offers the biggest hall of Parisians cabarets and the show, thanks to its original scenography, is modern and luxurious.
THE MOULIN ROUGE
82 boulevard de Clichy-75018 Paris
This cabaret became one of the most famous thanks to the namesake Baz Luhrmann’s movie. It is now a symbol of the city and the belle epoque where you can still enjoy the famous can-can. The Moulin Rouge has 100 artists, but the most known are the Doriss Girls, 60 dancers from worldwide dressed in feathers, rhinestones and sequins.
THE CRAZY HORSE
12, Avenue George V-75008 Paris
If you are looking for a real burlesque show, this is the right place. In fact, it has been chosen twice from the queen of burlesque Dita Von Tese to perform hers revues. The main revue is “Desire” and its name suggests what to expect: a seductive and sexy show emphasized by a play of lights and shadows that made The crazy horse an institution for all the burlesque lovers.
28, rue du Cardinal Lemoine-75005 Paris
Born as a The theatre Latin in 1803 according to the will of Napoleon Bonaparte it became the well known cabaret in 1883 with the name Paradis Latin and its success was immediate. Now it has bright and colourful revues performed by dancers, acrobats, actors and singers that make it varied and thrilling.
23 Avenue du Maine-75015 Paris
This cabaret is one of the most authentic where the revues are still in French with a less touristic touch. The big hall can host 250 people and offers an elegant atmosphere thanks to the red and gold furniture. The venue is an excellent value for money with dancers, comedians, acrobats and singers that make it a great show.
4 Boulevard de Strasbourg-75010 Paris
This is definitely one of the most modern cabaret, its venue is performed in French, English and some in Italian. But what makes is so different from the other cabarets are its unique eroticism, magic, music, choreography and use of technology through which we can enjoy a thrilling show.
LES FOLIES BERGERE
32, rue Richer-75009 Paris
This is another cabaret that was originally born as a theatre in 1869, but that the Parisians love for the famous style made it a place where cabaret and traditional theatre meet. This cabaret boasts artists like Charlie Chaplin that performed there and Édouard Manet that through his famous paint made it one of the most iconic Paris place.