The Best Paris Cabarets
For the end of the year celebrations, the famous Parisian cabarets are adorned with their most beautiful decorations in order to offer you exceptional evenings. Gourmet festive meals, rhinestones and glitter, glamorous and sexy acts, musical entertainment and dance floor… all the ingredients are on hand to take you all the way through the night!
The Paris of yesteryear
The Moulin Rouge, created by Joseph Oller in Pigalle in 1889, is still a star of the Paris cabaret circuit. It was here that Parisians gathered to wildly applaud La Goulue, the establishment's most celebrated cancan dancer. Today, over one hundred years later, the ritual each evening is the same: as soon as the opening of Offenbach's famous music sounds out, dancers in tricolour skirts burst onto the stage and throw themselves into the frenetic French cancan that brought the cabaret its fame.
Immortalised by Baz Luhrmann in his 2001 film " Moulin Rouge," the cabaret and its current review "Fairy," remain an emblem of Montmartre. And its devilish rhythms and sumptuous dinners still have the power to plunge you back to the era of Belle Époque Paris.
Cabaret of marvels
Created in 1946 by Joseph and Louis Clerico on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, the Lido has been enchanting audiences from around the world for more than 70 years. Its sublime BlueBell Girls, and their magical shows, are still the stars of this shimmering, golden setting.
Created by Franco Dragone, director of the Cirque du Soleil, the current "Paris Marvels" review celebrates the City of Light in a show that mixes acrobatics, dance, singing and ice-skating! The spectacle can be enjoyed on its own, or accompanied by a delicious dinner.
Lido : 116 bis, avenue des Champs-Élysées – 75008 Paris.
Red with pleasure
At the Crazy Horse, opened in 1951 off the Champs-Élysées by Alain Bernardin, red is the defining motif: colouring the velvet-lined walls, the soles of the Crazy Girls' iconic Christian Louboutin stilettos, and evoking the erotic elegance of its reviews.
The distinctive Crazy Horse "touch," is the incredible play of light on the dancers' bodies. The cabaret's most recent review, "Totally Crazy", created by Philippe Decouflé, cheekily revisits some of the house's legendary numbers. A mischievous show, to be enjoyed with a glass of Champagne in hand, before or after dinner, beside the most beautiful avenue in the world.
The stunning décor of the Paradis Latin, located a stone's throw from Notre-Dame Cathedral, is almost as dazzling as what's on stage. Today, this magnificent theatre, designed in 1889 by Gustave Eiffel, stages a flamboyant, exciting show that combines breathtaking circus acts, modern ballet and the French Cancan.
Its current review, "Paradis à la folie," presents tableaux that lead you on a journey through time, from the Garden of Eden to the Court of Louis XIV. With the cabaret's enticing Dinner & Show set menus, indulge in French gastronomic delights while you enjoy the show.
If you want to see the mythic La Goulue in action, head to the Musée d'Orsay to admire the canvases of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, an original Moulin Rouge regular, who managed, like no other, to capture the electric atmosphere of the cabarets of Belle Époque Paris.