Paris: the cabaret capital
Published on 31 October 2016, dans News
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Paris is the place to find glamour and entertainment! The city has a thriving nightlife scene with a varied range of lively night spots, including its iconic cabarets. They are an integral aspect of the city’s glittering image. People all over the world dream about visiting a Paris cabaret.
The Lido de Paris, the iconic cabaret on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, closed its doors for several months to get a makeover and put together a dazzling new revue, signed by Franco Dragone, the internationally-renowned artistic director, and creative director at the Cirque du Soleil. This ultra-modern new show ‘Paris Merveilles’ follows on from previous Lido revues – the Bluebells, the costumes and amazing stage sets, the music and sequins are all still there –, but it reinvents the codes of the genre by placing an emphasis on extravagance and cutting-edge technology. With its original scenography and acts as varied as they are unexpected, this latest of Parisian revues offers the public a wonderful spectacle.
Le Lido de Paris
116 bis avenue des Champs-Elysées
Metro: George V
Revue 'Paris Merveilles', every night at 9pm and 11pm
The Crazy Horse, the most avant-garde of Parisian cabarets offers a show titled ‘Dessous Dessus’. Signed by Chantal Thomass, the show is performed by the cabaret’s famous dancers with theircurvaceous silhouettes spectacularly highlighted by a traditional play of light and shadows that has made this a top Parisian nightspot since 1951: 90 minutes of captivating choreography on the endless theme of feminine seduction.
12 avenue George V
From Sunday to Friday: 2 shows daily at 8.15pm and 10.45pm. Saturday: 3 shows daily at 7pm, 9.30pm and 11.45pm
The Bal du Moulin Rouge, the internationally famous Paris cabaret, is currently staging the evocatively titled variety show 'Féerie' (enchantment). The show features a troupe of 60 artistes including the famous Doriss Girls, 60 outstanding dancers decked out in feathers, rhinestones and sequins. You can choose either the show alone, with a half-bottle of champagne per person included in the ticket price, or dinner and show with three possible menus. Spend an unforgettable evening at the Moulin Rouge and walk out all starry-eyed after the show.
Le Moulin Rouge
82 Boulevard de Clichy
With its revue ‘Paradis à la Folie’, this welcoming cabaret introduces spectators to a festive and frenzied Paris. The City of Light is sung here, there’s the high-kicking French cancan, hearts and musical tableaux follow on one after the other, and the quality of the entertainment and the liveliness of the master of ceremonies recreate the enthusiasm, atmosphere and flavour typical of the Paris of the Left Bank.
Le Paradis Latin
28 rue Cardinal Lemoine
Revue 'Paris à la Folie', every night at 9.30pm. Closed on Tuesday.