Today the Double Fond is known throughout the world as it has
become an essential venue for magic and entertainment not just in France, but throughout
Europe and attracts more than 10000 visitors every year.
But this is a magic venue with a difference. You will not just sit there and watch
magicians performing magic on stage even though you can go to a show here in their
atmospheric stone vaulted cellar, but many tricks will be done right in front of you at
your table and the magic shows will enthral both young and old alike.
Situated in the heart of the Marais district of Paris
on the small square called Market St Catherine, which is right around the corner from the
Place des Vosges, the Double Fond has a range of around 10 different magic shows that
change each year and you will be completely enthralled by the humorous sketches and
miracles that take place.
It is not really any more expensive to have a cocktail in the Double Fond than it is
elsewhere in Paris, but when you take a certain type of drink, the person who serves you
will do a magic trick at your table that is specific to that particular cocktail that you
One particular cocktail is called Caipiroska d'Onosaka and is named after Ton Onosaka who
owns a magic shop in Tokyo and is one of the most well-known magicians in the world, being
a creator of the multiple effects scene with close up magic and in particular special card
tricks. This particular cocktail contains lime, cane sugar and vodka and is
accompanied by a special card trick to enjoy.
Another cocktail with a theme is called the Cocktail Levitation, which contains champagne,
white rum, galliano, pineapple juice and pulco. As the name portrays, you will get
to see a grand illusion that utilises the art of levitation, which defies the laws of
However, if you are unable to have an alcoholic drink, don't worry, there are non
alcoholic alternatives drinks, so you do not have to worry about missing out on the magic
But if you have ever thought about learning to do some magic yourself? Well, you can have
a one hour personal session by a professional magician to learn some the magicians secrets
and learn two impressive, yet easy to implement magic tricks. Obviously, this
facility is only by available by appointment, and to book you can telephone them on 1 42
71 40 20 and the cost is around 55 Euros.
Or there are group sessions of tuition available that work out at around 20 Euros, per one
hour course, or you can book a full course if you are staying in Paris for a few weeks and
they are available for adults and children aged twelve or more. Again, you would
need to contact the Double Fond to find out more information with times and the costs for
the different courses available, as they don't just teach you magic tricks, but also how
to present yourself to an audience and how to get over stage fright, etc.
The Double Fond is open for shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night all year round
at 9pm. Also they do shows at 11pm on a Saturday night except in July and August.
On the first Sunday of each month at 7.30 in the evening the stage is open to amateur
magicians who want to try out in front of a real audience, and if you would like to take
part in the show, then you would need to register for this, and it is a great place for a
budding magician to start.
The Double Fund is an ideal place for a family outing and also to celebrate a birthday and
birthday parties can also be arranged for children from the age of five upwards. There are
also lots of other parties and different options available so you would have to contact Le
Double Fond for further information, and although we have given you a general idea on some
prices, please do bear in mind that prices do change, and details are always going to be
subject to change.
Throughout the winter Le Double Fond is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 7pm through to
2am and during the summer months it is open every day except Monday from the afternoon
Address & Contact Details:
Le Double Fond
1 Place du Marché St Catherine
Telephone: 1 42 71 40 20