Paris is a hub for entertainment. The nightlife in Paris is indisputably world-class thanks to all the excitement happening in the city. If you are coming to Paris and would like to make sure you get the full experience, here are a few ideas for Paris performance that you can check out.
Paris is famous for Cabaret. In the 1880s, Paris’ first cabaret, Le Chat Noir, was a place for artists-dancers, musicians, writers, and poets-to come together and share their creative works. A few years later, the opening of the iconic Moulin Rouge ultimately changed the nature of the cabaret turning it into the cabaret into a show for large crowds where they could see dance, theatre, music and circus acts while being astounded by beautiful lights and costumes. Even today, the cabaret does not fail to entertain. Montmartre has a variety of performances each with unique identities for whatever kind of experience you may be looking for.
While this idea might be slightly harder to accomplish, going to a fashion show in Paris is the ultimate dream. If there is any way for you to get a ticket, you can not say no. Some of the bigger fashion shows are pretty much impossible to attend, but maybe if you are lucky you will be able to weasel your way into a smaller, yet just as amazing, show.
Seeing an opera in one of Paris’ famous opera houses is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Some of the most talented performers and composers of all time have filled these spaces with beautiful, heart-wrenching performances. The ornate decorations and luxurious architectural design are reason enough to attend a performance at one of these beautiful opera houses. If Opera doesn’t interest you, there are many other concerts, ballets, and recitals that you may be able to attend. However, I would say you have to at least try to attend one opera in your lifetime. What a better place to do it than in Paris?
Surprisingly, there are quite a few comedians interspersed throughout Parisian nightlife. These shows are especially great for tourists coming to Paris. Many comedians speak English and explain (make fun of) the French language. These shows are a great way to better understand the French language in a funny and entertaining way.
On a much smaller scale, the music and lights that create the basis of the garden shows can be a beautiful performance to behold. Namely at the palaces, such as Versailles, you can witness the natural beauty of the gardens at night while they are being illuminated and complimented by an entertaining lights and music performance. View the gardens and the palace during the day and stay at night to witness this masterful presentation.
Going to see a movie on vacation doesn’t exactly scream “best idea ever,” but there are many options for you to immerse yourself further into French and Parisian culture by doing so. Many smaller theaters in the area have special events where you can see popular French films with English subtitles. There are sometimes even discussions before or after the movie where you may have the chance to meet someone new to learn more about each other’s cultures. This could be a great learning experience and a fun way to learn more about the culture of Paris.