Where better to enjoy an evening out than in the city that practically invented nightlife? We absolutely love Paris at night, when the Eiffel Tower shows off its sparkling cloak and the Seine appears even more romantic as the city lights reflect off its waters.
Cabarets and spectacular music halls offer the best Paris nightlife entertainment — Moulin Rouge, the Lido, Crazy Horse. To make it easy to plan your nighttimes in Paris, and to guarantee a great evening, we share our recommendations.
One of the things we love about Paris is that there is so much to do and see — and that's just as true in the evenings as it is in the daytime. To help you plan your perfect evening in Paris, we've selected eight of our favorite night entertainments & activities.
There's something for everyone. At night. In the City of Light.
The Moulin Rouge opened its doors in 1889, the same year the Eiffel Tower was built, and, it's still the #1 cabaret show in Europe. Famous as the place where the Cancan was created, Moulin Rouge also achieved notoriety through painter Toulouse-Lautrec, whose posters of the nightclub helped to spread its reputation. Moulin Rouge is one of those places that every visitor to Paris has to experience at least once.
Sure, it's a spectacular cabaret and home of the cancan, but did you know that Edith Piaf sang there after the Liberation of Paris in 1945? Or that Moulin Rouge employs 1,500 people? We didn't think so.
In the heart of the Latin Quarter stands this iconic Paris cabaret & supper club that's been there, in one form or another, since 1802 and Napoleon Bonaparte. In a building designed by Gustave Eiffel some of the best nighttime entertainment in Paris is to be found in a splendorous and slightly risqué revue. Combine the show with a dinner menu from Michelin-starred Guy Savoy and you'll delight all your senses during a memorable evening.
When we're in Paris we like to fill our evenings with memorable moments, because that's what a visit to the City of Light is really all about, creating memories. So, we like to combine dinner with another activity. Or see the city lights at night, from a tower or from the river. Here are our picks of six of the best things to do in the City of Night!
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Crazy Horse is a relative newcomer to the city's nightlife scene, opening in 1951. From the beginning, this club was something different, combining burlesque with magic, dancing, and complicated choreography. Today Crazy Horse continues to integrate new acts, news ideas, and the latest trends in art and fashion.
A tour of Paris by night is a marvelous way to end a great day in the City of Light. Night is when the buildings and monuments show off their best, sparkling with light. And speaking of sparkling, wait until you see the Eiffel Tower at night! Take a look at our recommendations for tours in luxurious automobiles and other VIP ways to see the city illuminations.
Paris calls itself the Jazz Capital of the World. We're not sure if that's true or not, but there's been a strong interest in jazz here for over a century, and there are great jazz clubs and a few jazz festivals to reinforce the claim. Where should you go for jazz in Paris? We'll tell you all about the top clubs and festivals.
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