Legendary Cabarets

Cabaret in Paris (External link) is famous. It’s about more than can-can dancing, though that may be a big part of its allure. It’s not just about frills and feathers, tassels and stockings. It’s an art form that celebrates the beauty of the human body, dance, music and the magic of a fabulously choreographed, theatrical performance and opulent costumes...

In Paris, more than anywhere else in the world, cabaret is revered as living art. Here’s where to see some of the best cabarets in the city:

The Moulin Rouge (External link)

The most famous cabaret in the world, creating a sensation since 1889. A whirlwind of legs in the air, reminders of the Belle Époque, the ghost of Toulouse Lautrec, a unique spectacle. Dinner show or revue only.

Crazy Horse (External link)

It’s been sensational for 65 years. The perfectly proportioned dancers with deep red lipstick and endless heels, present a show of tantalising sensuality and outrageous glamour. The most risqué of the main four cabarets.

Le Lido (External link)

Dazzling costumes, singing and dancing and a full orchestra make for a unique performance with a hint of Burlesque and acrobatic. There are stunning special effects involving a swimming pool and ice skating rink. Enjoy a gastronomic menu at the place for which the concept of the dinner show was invented.

César Palace (External link)

A revue that’s famous for its can-can glitter and glitz. Start the evening with an exceptional dinner, then sit back and watch the show. Classic French songs, lavish dancing and a touch of humour make these shows unique.