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The Parisian nightlife is rich and varied: from clubs with the best DJs, to opera performances and cabaret shows in Montmartre, there is something for everyone.

Cabarets

We have selected the best venues to spend a delightful evening in Paris, with a cabaret show & dinner.

Folies Bergère
Address: 8 rue Saulnier, 75009 Paris
One of the most prestigious music halls in the world, the Folies Bergère is the symbol of Parisian nightlife. Immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec and Manet, it has hosted performances by some of the big names in entertainment, including Josephine Baker and her famous banana dance. Cabaret and variety shows.

Moulin Rouge
Located near the Butte Montmartre, the Moulin Rouge is the most mythical of all Parisian cabarets. Inaugurated in 1889, it continues to symbolize glamour and joie de vivre. A troupe of 60 Doris girls, sumptuous costumes made by the best Parisian seamstresses, and a lavish decor: its shows delight spectators from around the world.
Prices: Dinner and show (1/2 champagne) from 150 euros
Revue from 90 euros

Lido
Address: 116 bis, avenue des Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris
For a sexy and chic evening, the Lido is the most fabulous cabaret on the Champs Elysées: the decor and the lovely Bluebell girls make for a very special evening.
Dinner & show from 140 euros.

Paradis Latin
Address: 28 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris
Open under the name of Theatre Latin in 1803, it was remodelled by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel. Its shows are legendary.
Revue + champagne 85 euros
Dinner + show from 123 euros

Paris opera houses

Opera Garnier
Address: Place de l'Opéra, 75009 Paris
Jewel of Second Empire architecture, the opulent building is a real treat. Even if you are not tempted by a performance, go and have a look inside: note the colourful mosaics in the Grand Foyer, the imposing staircase and lavishly decorated auditorium with cherubs and gold leaf, and the ceiling painted by Marc Chagall in 1964.
World-class performances of operas and ballets.
To find out about performances: www.operadeparis.fr
Visits: daily from 10am to 5pm. (9 euros). Guided tours on Wednesday and at the weekend (12 euros)

Opera Bastille
Address: 130 rue de Lyon, 75012 Paris
Inaugurated in 1989 for the bicentenary of the French revolution, Opera Bastille is one of President Mitterrand’s avant-garde projects. The Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott was commissioned to design this modern and popular opera and the result is a feat of technological innovation. The theatre features 2,700 seats and boasts exceptional acoustics.
To find out about guided tours and performances, call: 01 40 01 19 70
Or visit: www.operadeparis.fr

Theatres

Théatre Mogador
Address: 25 rue de Mogador City, Paris 75009.
Métro: Trinité
Listed as a historical monument, it hosts the best in contemporary musical theatre.

Théatre de la Gaité Montparnasse
Address: 26 rue de la Gaité, 75014 Paris
Tel: 01 43 20 60 56
Café-concert inaugurated in 1867, the theatre presents a program of contemporary plays, variety shows and one man shows.

Parisian concert halls:

Bobino
Address: 14-20 rue de la Gaité, 75014 Paris
One of the mythical music halls of Paris, Bobino hosts a wide range of events - concerts, one man show, danse, plays and comedy. In addition to its 660 seats, the mezzanine overlooking the auditorium offers great views of the stage and artists. You can have a drink at the bar or treat yourself to a meal at their gastronomic restaurant.

Olympia
Address: 28 Boulevard des Capucines, 75009 Paris
Paris Olympia is the oldest music hall in Paris, which in its heyday played host to some great stars, including Edith Piaf and Josephine Baker. It was listed as a historical monument in 1993. Paris Olympia hosts concerts, singers and a wide range of performances - circuses, ballets, operas and films.

Salle Pleyel
Address: 252 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris.
The elegant art deco Hall hosts concerts by the Orchestre de Paris and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France. You can check the programs on: www.sallepleyel.fr

La Maison de Radio France:
Address: Avenue du President Kennedy, 75016 Paris
La Maison de Radio France hosts many concerts of great musical diversity.

The New Morning:
Address: 7 & 9, rue des petites écuries, 75010 Paris.
One of the top venues for jazz buffs in Paris. Open from 8pm; concerts: 9pm

Clubbing

Le Cab
Address: 2 Place du Palais Royal, 75001 Paris
Music House & R'n'B. The club attracts a chic and trendy clientele.

Le Rex
Address: 5 Boulevard Poissonnière, 75002 Paris.
Reputedly the best techno club in Paris. The best DJs in the world perform there.
Open Thursday to Saturday.

Le Batofar
Address: Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris
A must on the Paris club scene. The décor is unusual (a converted barge); it boasts four bars and a summer terrace.

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