When it opened there were lots of different types of acts from
operettas through to comedy acts, singers and acrobatic acts, but it was in the 1920's
that the Folies Bergère became more of an international phenomenon and at the height of
Situated in the 9th Arondissement of Paris this
venue has seen its fair share of famous people that have performed here. In the
1890's the American dancer Loie Fuller starred at the Folies Bergère and then in 1926 Joséphine Baker became an overnight
sensation at the Folies Bergère with her 'banana dance', where she wore a skirt made of
bananas but little else.
Other performers at the Folies Bergère that you may well recognise have included Maurice
Chevalier, Charlie Chaplin, Edith Piaf
and Benny Hill.
Also, the painter Édouard Manet immortalised this venue in his famous canvas "Bar at the Folies Bergère", which was
one of the places he used to go with friends.
There has always been a great programme at the Folies Bergère and because of this, it is
still running today and has become almost like a way of life for the French and especially
the Parisians and tourists that visit this venue every year.
A dinner and show at Les Folies Bergère will make an unforgettable evening whilst you are
on holiday in Paris, and the dinner is at 7pm, followed by the show at 9.15pm.
The Folies Bergère now has a show that is more like a Broadway style musical or a variety show and there is always one main
star performing, but it still has the traditional formula of a sweetly titillating show
accompanied by high-end food and drink, with a charming atmosphere.
The purchase of tickets can be done by telephone and at the music hall itself from 10am
through to 6pm daily. You can also book online or at any point of sale networks such
The nearest Metro stops to the Folies Bergère are the Grands Boulevards on line 8 or 9 or
the Cadet on line 7. Now please bear in mind that this venue is closed on Mondays
and does get extremely busy especially at certain times of the year, so it is an idea to
book well in advance, especially if you have certain seating positions you would wish to
Address & Contact Details:
32 Rue Richer
Reservations Telephone: 0892 68 16 50 - 0.34 per minute
Information Telephone: 1 44 79 98 98