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Along with the Moulin Rouge, Paris' famous Le Lido is a leading light in the French capital's cabaret scene. Enjoy dinner and a show here and perhaps catch a star or two in the making! Not convinced? Here are a few of the big names to have tread its boards!
Start with the obvious! Piaf was France's top star of the age, and with Le Lido providing the Champs-Élysées' premium cabaret venue, she inevitably brought the house down!
The King of Rock 'n' Roll once gave an impromptu performance at the legendary venue while stationed in France as an American GI!
The one-time Catwoman worked Paris' cabarets before being discovered by Orson Welles and finding fame in her native US. Welles called her the "most exciting woman alive!"
Le Lido was one of many world-renowned theaters to have hosted Elton John's spectacular 2003 tour.
Your name doesn't have to begin with 'E' to star at Le Lido! Coward's flamboyance was perhaps more at home in Paris than his native London!
Both are as extravagant as they are expensive, so if you can only afford one, consider exactly what you want. Moulin Rouge certainly has the richest history – you can almost feel it coursing through you in the theater! Le Lido, however, tends to be a little classier (or at least less cheesy).
You can book a table at lido.fr but consider shopping around for package deals!
The dress code is smart casual. For men, a jacket and tie are encouraged but not compulsory. Shorts, sportswear, and tennis shoes/sneakers are not allowed.
- When should I visit?
- Open everyday from 9:00AM to 2:00AM, with dinner and a show every night at 7:00PM.
- Is it expensive?
- Packages for drinks and/or food and the show start at 115€.
- Will I need a guide?
- A guide is not necessary, but consider pairing a show with another tour!
- How to get there
- Take the metro line 1 to George V or the RER A to Charles de Gaulle Étoile.
- Additional information
- Please note that shorts, sportswear and sneakers are not allowed!
- Matinée and Champagne shows are also available.
- Children over 4 are welcome.
- Photography and filming are not allowed in the theater.
- Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your selected showtime.
What people are saying about Paris Lido
Excellent & very entertaining show! Definitely a highlight of our Paris weekend trip. The parking garage across was convenient especially during a rainy night for the 11pm show. We were glad that we lined up at 10:20, doors didn’t open until after 11pm & guests were under rain shower towards the back of the line. The only downside besides the long wait was the seating. There was little elevation and heads were blocking our view. Seating is assigned upon arrival but was not based on first come first serve.
I booked the 11pm champagne show. While I attempted to move it to 9 pm they were unable to accommodate me. Nonetheless. I was blown away by the show. It was worth the wait and the surrounding area was beautiful. Shop away because they hold your bags until you claim them at the end of the show.
Price was great as was last minute availabilty. Pity we coudnt know (or see) sitting arrangements in advance as they were uncomfortable (sitted at a table with two strangers and 90 degree to show so ended up with strained neck). Show itself was a unique experience.!
Great experience & a fun & varied show. Well organised from the beginning & enjoyed the venue along with all acts. An interval would have been preferred though to break up the 2 hours
It was an excellent show, exciting experience to endure and where it originally came from, the city of Romance! I absolutely had a wonderful time!