Cabarets in Paris: The Ultimate Guide to Help You Choose Your Show

Cabarets are places where you can have dinner while admiring a show or a revue. In Paris, they became famous during the 19th century, during the Belle Epoque despite being considered as places of debauchery. Today, they are still as popular as they always were -if not more- as some of them have become world-famous and founded a part of the popularity of the Parisian nights. However, there are so many of them and so many different kinds of cabarets that it is sometimes difficult to choose the show or revue you want to go to. Here is a list of the Cabarets in Paris -including their characteristics- which will help you make your pick.

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Exotic Cabarets
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Shows Cabarets (all kind, magic, stand-up circus)
Singers Cabarets

 

Revue Cabaret

Le Moulin Rouge

82 Boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris

Type of show: French Cancan, acrobatics, dances.
Capacity: up to 900 people.

Book a show at Le Moulin Rouge

Moulin

The most emblematic of French cabarets, it is famous worldwide. You will see a troupe of 80 performers hired from all around the world. Your eyes will be dazzled by all the feathers, diamante and flakes (some great names of the haute couture took part in their creation), but also by the sumptuous decoration with shimmering colors while listening to an original music recorded by 80 musicians and 60 choristers. Out of all the dances, you will obviously get to see the more than famous French cancan.

Show only: 87€ at 9pm or 11pm
Show and dinner: 174€ at 7pm
Duration: 1h30
Open every day.

THE REVIEWS:
CometoParis: 4.7/5
TripAdvisor: 4/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like: the magic of the place.
We love: the French cancan, the amazing and unforgettable show.

Book a show at Le Moulin Rouge

 

Le Lido

116 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris

Type of show: dances, songs.
Capacity: up to 900 people.

Lido

The most glamorous French cabaret, it’s been revived thanks to the Clérico brothers who decided to buy it from Léon Volterra in 1946. In addition to this metamorphosis; the brand-new concept of having both a dinner and a show attracted all of Paris. The immense success of the establishment is greatly due to their first representation of the revue “Sans Rimes Ni Raisons” in 1946. You will be able to admire the Bluebell Girls and the Lido Boys’ choreographies whose legends are maintained by producer Franco Dragone. You’ll be projected in a dazzling world through a breathtaking decoration, feathered outfits, each more sparkling than the last as well as absolutely breathtaking shows.

Show only: 85€ at 9pm or 11pm.
Dinner and show: 170€ at 7pm.
Duration: 1h30.
Open every day.

THE REVIEWS:
Come to Paris: 4.7/5
TripAdvisor: 4/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the dinner, the nice and casual atmosphere.
We love: the show and the diversity.

Book a show at Le Lido

 

Paradis Latin

28 Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris

Type of show: French cancan, acrobatics and dances.
Capacity: up to 700 people.

Paradis Latin

Following the instructions of Gustave Eiffel, the Paradis Latin was triumphantly reopened in 1889. For a few years, revues and ballets succeeded one another until a financial crisis hit the cabaret. In 1973, Jean Kriegel bought the establishment and decided to give a second life to the cabaret. Acrobats, dancers … You will see performers of great talent rush around the stage, presenting their fabulous feats. Between the French cancan, the songs and the air shows, you will be amazed.

Show only: 65€ at 9.30pm
Dinner and show: 120€ at 8pm
Duration: 1h30
Open every day except on Tuesdays.

THE REVIEWS:
CometoParis: 4.3/5
TripAdvisor: 4/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the setting, the atmosphere and the meal.
We love: the show, the outfits and the wonderful choreographies.

Book a show at Le Paradis Latin

 

Le Crazy Horse

12 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris

Type of show: undressing, dance.
Capacity: 270 seats, 320 standing people.

Crazy horse
Crédits © Le Crazy Horse

Being the sexiest cabaret in Paris, this cabaret is the only one that has shows in which you can see naked women dressed with no more than lights and effects. With its velvet chairs and its prestigious room, it will welcome you in the discovery of the elegant and refined world of the female body. Founded in 1951 by Alain Bernardin, this cabaret will offer show the likes of which you’ve most probably had never seen before.

Show only: from 85€ (Sunday-Friday: 8.15pm or 10.45pm; Saturday: 7pm, 9.30pm or 11.45pm).
Duration: 1h30.
Open every day.

THE REVIEWS:
Come to Paris: 4.7/5
TripAdvisor: 4/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the play of light and the small room which makes everything more intimate.
We love: the elegant, graceful and glamorous dancers.

Book a show at Le Crazy Horse

 

Secret Square

27 Avenue des Ternes, 75017 Paris

Kind of show: dance, undressing.
Capacity: 260 people.

Secret Square

While inside this temple of Pleasure and Lust, in a soft atmosphere, sit on the red velvet sofas, and enjoy the sensual French striptease of no less than 25 female dancers -each of which has their own unique style. Due to the elegance of the dancers, both men and women can easily fall in love with the show. In this sexy and glamorous atmosphere, you will be able to taste gastronomic aphrodisiac meals.

Entrance fee (without drink): 25€
Entrance fee + 1 Ticket Table Dance: 50€
1 Ticket Table Dance (Topless): 30€
Open: from Monday to Saturday from 8.30pm to 4am.

THE REVIEWS:
Note Yelp: 4.5/5
Note TripAdvisor: 4.5/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the aphrodisiac meals and the perfect service.
We love: the glamorous and sensual show.

To know more, click here.

 

La Nouvelle Eve

25 Rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009 Paris

Type of show: dance, song, French cancan.
Capacity: 280 people.

Nouvelle Eve

Built in 1898, as one of the oldest and most elegant cabarets in Paris, the Nouvelle Eve has had many names and styles. It has never stopped evolving through the ages, but today its style keeps close to traditional Parisian revues. Its most inherent quality is its decoration: with a soft atmosphere under a starry ceiling, the performances take place on a fluorescent and multicolored stage. In this way, you will see 23 dancers parade in nearly 150 outfits; including the absolute classic, the French cancan.

Show only: 69€ at 8.30pm or 10.30pm.
Dinner and show: 98€, entrance at 6.30pm, show at 8.30pm.
Open every day from 6.30pm to midnight.

THE REVIEWS:
Yelp: 4/5
TripAdvisor: 4.5/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the charm and the intimacy.
We love: the dancers and the jugglers.

Book a show at La Nouvelle Eve

 

Exotic Cabarets

Brasil Tropical

36 Rue du Départ, 75015 Paris

Type of show: Brazilian dance, Brazilian music, song, dance night.
Capacity: up to 320 people.

brasil
Crédits © Brasil Tropical

The Brasil Tropical has a very… tropical decoration. You will enjoy a superb Brazilian festa in a colorful room with palm trees. From 7.30 to 10pm, indulge yourself in the culinary and musical specialties of this beautiful country. After which, it will finally be time to feast your eyes on the feather-wearing dancers. Once the performance is over, why not stay and perform a dance or two yourself until the cabaret closes.

Dinner and show: 95€
Duration of the revue: 1h30
Open: from Tuesday to Saturday from 7.30pm to 1am.

Book a show at Brasil Tropical

THE REVIEWS:
CometoParis: 4.3/5
TripAdvisor: 3.5/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the atmosphere and the participation of the public.
We love: the staff’s kindness, the show.

 

Pau Brasil

32 Rue de Tilsitt, 75017 Paris

Kind of show: song, Brazilian music, Brazilian dance.
Capacity: up to 320 people.

Pau Brasil

As it is organized in the same way as a concert room, you will be able to closely follow the show since the tables are right next -and around- the stage. Dancers, singers and musicians will make you live a colorful show worthy of Brazilian carnivals. whether it is the samba, the salsa and the lambada or the outfits and the atmosphere, everything is organized in order to let you spend an exciting unorthodox night. The keywords of this cabaret are dance, fun and joy… so just hang around and unwind. You will also be able to taste Brazilian specialties among which are several varieties of roasted meats.

Free entrance on Monday at 9pm.
Set menu at 115€.
Open every day from 8pm to midnight.

THE REVIEWS:
CometoParis: 5/5
TripAdvisor: 3.5/5

What we think

We like: the exotic show which separates it from other cabarets.
We love: the dancers who take their time to play around with the public.

Book a show at Pau Brasil

 

 

Humorous Cabarets

César Palace Paris

23 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris

Kind of show: dance, humor, magic, jugglery, music.
Capacity: up to 250 people.

Cesar Palace

You will get to see the funniest revue of Paris. In a Music Hall atmosphere, the Cesar Palace Paris presents many performers: dancers, humorists, magicians, jugglers, violinists, etc. Every table in the Cesar Palace Paris is organized in a way to maximize the quality of the view over the stage. This is the place to be if you want to both dance laugh. From the start, you can enjoy the chef’s great cuisine. After which, a revue which will take you back in time will start at 9.30pm. Finally, a dance night will follow the show and finish the evening on a high note.

Dinner and show and dancing night: 79€.
Duration: 1h30.
Show and dancing night: 45€.
Open every day from 7pm to 2am.

THE REVIEWS:
TickeTac: 4/5
TripAdvisor: 4/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the welcome, the atmosphere, the decorations.
We love: the show combining humor, songs, magic and emotions.

Book a show at César Palace

 

Don Camilo

10 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris

Kind of show: humor, song.
Capacity: up to 190 people.

Camillo
Crédits © Don Camilo

The Don Camilo has seen many of the greatest French performers: Thierry le Luron, Michel Leeb, Serge Reggiani or even Laurent Gerra have gone through this cabaret. You can have diner in a chic area surrounded by mirror fragments. This famous cabaret combines humor and gastronomy. Indeed, both budding and famous singers, impersonators, humorists, sketchers, ventriloquists… perform will perform while you are enjoying exquisite cuisine.

Dinner and show: 66€.
Duration: 2h30 – 3h.
Lunch: 12pm – 4pm.
Dinner: 8pm.

THE REVIEWS:
Come to Paris: 4.7/5
TripAdvisor: 4/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the delicious food, the decor.
We love: the stiffness in the stomach after so much laughter.

Book a show at Don Camillo

 

L’Âne Qui Rit

3 Rue Laugier, 75017 Paris

Type of show: humor and songs.
Capacity: 75 people.

ane
Crédits © Cabaret L’Âne Qui Rit

The  Âne Qui Rit is set in a contemporary decor favorising the interactions between the performers and the audience. In here, humorists -whether famous or unknown- will have you laugh to tears from beginning to end for almost two hours. Previously to all your fun, you’ll probably have had your fill of succulent and fresh products.

Opening: from 7pm
Dinner: 7.30 – 9pm
Menus: from 49€
Show: 9pm – 11pm

THE REVIEWS:
TripAdvisor: 3/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the great meal.
We love: laughing until the end of the night.

To learn more about the crazy nights, click here.

 

Transformist Cabarets

Chez Michou

80 Rue des Martyrs, 75018 Paris

Type of show: transformist, song, humour.
Capacity: up to 75 people.

michou
Crédits © Cabaret Michou; Oscar

If you want a different kind of cabaret, you’re in the right place. In this blue-toned cabaret, with its muted, friendly and warm atmosphere, you will bear witness to a transformist show mixing dreams and illusions. You’ll be able to see colorful and energetic performances as well as celebrity impersonations such as Dalida, Patricia Kaas and even Stromae. One thing is certain: you will only keep good memories of this cabaret.

Open every day from 8.15pm.
Menu set for dinner and show: 115€ or 145€
Show only: from 45€
Beginning of the show: 10.30pm

THE REVIEWS:
Yelp: 4/5
TripAdvisor: 4.5/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the amazing, convivial and cosy atmosphere.
We love: the artists who wonderfully interpret singers.

Book a show at Chez Michou

 

Artishow Cabaret

3 Cité Souzy, 75011 Paris

Type of show: transformist, dance, humour.
Capacity: up to 100 people.

Artishow

In a unique, muted and cosy room, the Artishow, the warmest Parisian cabaret will welcome you with much humor and frivolity, with neither rudeness nor bad taste. Here, people who prepare the show mix comedy, theater, dance, transformism and even clown arts and will offer original performances. Everything’s refreshing, fun, entertaining and friendly.

Dinner and show: 89€ at 8pm.
Show only: 29€ at 8pm; 60€ at 10pm.

THE REVIEWS:
TickeTac: 4.5/5
TripAdvisor: 4.5/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the warm atmosphere and the staff.
We love: the artists, the emotions, the humour.

Book a show at Artishow Cabaret

 

Madame Arthur

75 bis Rue des Martyrs, 75018 Paris

Kind of show: transformist, French songs, humor.
Capacity: up to 85 people.

Madame Arthur

The Madame Arthur is -and always will be- the first transformist cabaret in Paris. This completely crazy show has performers going on stage and singing the greatest French songs of past and present, along with a piano and an accordion. Depending on the date and time you arrive on, the show can differ; here are some examples: a cabaret show with the Madam Arthur troupe, the French Tonic, the French Test (a quiz about French music), each at 9pm or 11pm. Then, from midnight to 6am,  the French Club -composed of the Madam Arthur and Divan du Monde troupes- will take place. During the show, you can taste a range of homemade seasonal cocktails and meals.

Open from Wednesday to Saturday from 8pm to 6am.
Show: 10-15€
Restauration: 6-10€
Cocktails: 10-12€

THE REVIEWS:
TripAdvisor: 4/5
Yelp: 3.5/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the good-natured atmosphere that changes from other Parisian cabarets.
We love: the talented artists.

To book a Frenchy night, click here.

 

Diva’s Kabaret

33-35 rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris

Kind of Show: Franch and English songs, comedy, transformist
Capacity: up to 50 people

underdround venue of the kabaret
©Diva’s Kabaret

Welcome to one of the smallest cabarets of France’s biggest town. The first step is to step in. Once inside, before you can even see the performers, the show has already begun! All around you, the walls are made of authentic stone built by the actual Templars (I mean it). Therefore, this tiny room contains nearly 800 years of history. Next step is, obviously, the show. This is when the performers will dazzle you with comedy and songs. Nothing excessively original, just an age-old tradition refined and perfected over the years. You will be able to enjoy the show all the more with a glass of champagne in one hand and a platter of savory snacks in the other.

Diner & Show deal: 44€

SCHEDULE:

Thursday through Saturday; 20h00 – 02h00
The show starts at 21h15

GRADE :
Note TripAdvisor: 5/5

OUR OPINION :
What we like: the atmosphere, the nice show.
On adore: the 13th century ambiance

Reservations for the Diva’s Kabaret

 

Shows Cabarets (all kind, magic, stand-up, circus)

La Main au Panier

3 Rue de Poissy, 75005 Paris

Kind of show: humor, magic, music, songs.
Capacity: up to 80 people.

La main au panier

In this humorous show with dinner, you will be welcomed in the smallest of the great Parisian cabarets. Your night will begin with a nice, wholesome meal. Then, be prepared to laugh yourself to tears in front of a show hosted by the famous Michel Forever in which performers will follow one after the other: humorists, humorist magicians, humorist pianists and singers. This cabaret also offers karaoke nights during which you will be the star of the night.

Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 8pm.
Menus: 63€

THE REVIEWS:
LaFourchette: 8.6/10
TripAdvisor: 4/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the good meal before the show, the hilarious show.
We love: the presentation by Michel Forever, the incredible performers.

Click here to learn more about these funny nights.

 

Chez Ma Cousine

12 Rue Norvins, 75018 Paris

Kind of show: humor, songs.
Capacity: up to 80 covers.

cousine

In this friendly and warm atmosphere, along with a familial room you will be able to witness a typical Montmartre show. You will see a variety of perforùers follow each other on stage: humorists, singers, impersonators, illusionists. During the show, you’ll be able to taste very delicacies such as foie gras and its seasonal marmalade or roasted scallops.

Open every day.
Dinner and show: 63€ – 76€
Meal: from 8-8.30pm to 10pm
Show: from 10pm to midnight.

THE REVIEWS:
LaFourchette: 7.8/10
L’Officiel des Spectacles: 3,7/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the great atmosphere -full of joy and laughter.
We love: the large repertoire of songs and the quality of the show.

To book your night in Montmartre, click here.

 

Le Zèbre de Belleville

63 Boulevard de Belleville, 75011 Paris

Type of show: magic, acrobatics, puppets.
Capacity: up to 199 people.

zebre
Crédits © tedbassman

Due to all the decorations, including red curtains a rustic atmosphere and wooden surroundings you will most definitely feel like you are under a circus tent. But this is not the only thing. The show is also based on circus performances: puppeteers, magicians, trapeze artists, contortionists, acrobats… but you will also be able to choose between visiting this circus or a cabaret full of illusions in which you can find any -and every- kind of magic. The cabaret proposes concert nights and circus activities.

The show takes place several times per week but there are no predetermined dates, so you should call the cabaret directly in order to prepare your evening in the best possible way.

Dinner and show: Adult 72€; Child (from 3 to 11 years old) 32€
Show only: Adult 30€; Child 20€

THE REVIEWS:
TripAdvisor: 4/5
Yelp: 4/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the room’s decorations which make it unusual.
We love: the quality of the artists and the originality of the show.

To book your circus night, click here.

 

Cabaret Sauvage

Parc de la Villette, 211 Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris

Kind of show: concert.
Capacity: up to 550 seats, and 1200 standing.

sauvage
Crédits © Eric Esquivel

Thanks to all the decorations and settings such as the red velvet roof and wells, the circular beams and the wooden floorboards you’ll feel more like being in the circus than in a cabaret. But unlike a circus, you can still enjoy the show while sitting eating a freshly cooked meal and delicious drinks.

The price depends on the bands performing and the tickets are mostly accessible on-site or in presale.

THE REVIEWS:
TripAdvisor: 4.5/5
Yelp: 4/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the decoration and the atmosphere.
We love: the proximity to the artists.

To learn more about the savage nights, click here.

 

 

Singers Cabarets

Happy Day’s Paris

23 Rue Saint-Marc, 75002 Paris

Kind of show: quiz, concert.
Capacity: up to 200 people.

happy
Crédits © Happy Day’s Paris

Laughter, dance, music are the keywords in this cabaret. The night will firstly begin in a red and black room with a dinner cooked by the chef. After which, have fun with a music and television quiz concerning the 60s through 80s. This will be followed by the show in and of itself; then the evening will end with a nice dancing night.

Opening from 7.30pm to 10pm

Music test: 10pm – 10.15pm
Show: 10.15pm – 11.45pm
Dancing night: 11.45pm – 1.45am
Show only: 45€
Dinner and show: 87€ or 145€

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the test that pushes up the atmosphere.
We love: the dancers and singers that will have you dancing until the end of the night.

Book a show at Happy Day’s Paris

 

Au Lapin Agile

22 Rue des Saules, 75018 Paris

Kind of show: French songs, music, humor, poetry.

lapin
Crédits © Mbzt

Nothing has changed in this Montmartre cabaret once called the “Cabaret of the Assassins”. This is where humorists, actors, musicians, poets and singers both used and still come to start their careers. While you can’t have dinner here, you can still have a drink while watching the show which will showcase all kinds of debuting artists, one after the other, in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Open every night from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9pm to 1am.
Drink and show: 28€ (20€ for people under 26 years old)

THE REVIEWS:
TripAdvisor: 4/5
Yelp: 4/5

What we think
We like: the repertoire of songs and the tribute to French culture.
We love: the authenticity of the place.

If you want to spend a singing night, click here.

 

Jazz Club Etoile

81 Boulevard Gouvion-Saint-Cyr, 75017 Paris

Type of show: concert.
Capacity: up to 250 people.

jazz
Crédits © Jazz Club Etoile

In a very Parisian and elegant atmosphere, you will discover new Jazz talents as well as some whose reputations are no way in question. They will play their own music or pay tribute to the greatest legends. While enjoying your music, you’ll be able to enjoy generous portions of gourmet cuisine. The Club also offers a Jazzy Brunch on Sunday, with a Jazz trio. So let yourself enjoy the great sounds of jazz music.

Open from 9pm to 1.30am
Show: 9.30pm – 1am
Price: from 28€.

THE REVIEWS:
TripAdvisor: 3.5/5
LaFourchette: 8.8/10

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the atmosphere, the decoration, the service.
We love: the quality of the groups of artists performing amazing tunes.

Book a show at Jazz Cluc Etoile

 

Le Caminito Cabaret

48-50 Rue du Dessous des Berges Angle, 31 Rue Cantagrel, 75013 Paris

Kind of show: music, songs.
Capacity: up to 45 people.

El caminito

In a warm atmosphere, this restaurant-cabaret will make you feel at home. Take a seat with your friends, your lover or your family, and talk about anything. Taste anything you want among the menu offering multiple starters, main courses and desserts which everyone will enjoy. While you have your lunch or dinner, you also can enjoy the talents of young artists, singers and musicians who accentuate the natural good mood of this place.

Open every day.
Brunch on Sunday.

THE REVIEWS:
LaFourchette: 8.9/10
TripAdvisor: 4.5/5

WHAT WE THINK:
We like
: the affordable prices for and good quality food.
We love: the friendly and homely atmosphere.

If you want more information about this place, click here

 

For more traditional cabarets, go to this article!

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